Outdoor Fitness & Adventure

Wild Swim Specialist

Qualified to the highest level in open water and pool swimming I have been teaching for over 30 years and wild swimming for longer. I average 30 hours a week wild swimming and taking over 200 clients into the water every month. From guided swims to wild swim workshops, one-to-ones, groups, weekends and short breaks on the Wye and beyond. Swimming in the River Wye runs through my veins! I can be seen in the Wye every day all year, all seasons (except in flood). My passion is above and below the water; encouraging others to explore below the surface and expand their lung capacity. Open water swimming is about embracing the environment wild swimming and the wildlife go hand in hand with me and the wildlife and diversity of the Wye is second to none. No matter if you are training for a big event or you want to take your first dip I specialise in the diversity and enjoyment of all these. Working on safety, confidence, technique and your goals no matter what.

Why Use an Open Water Coach? 
My background is competitive swimming for over 35 years but my passion has always been ‘life without lanes’. I love helping beginners experience the joy of gaining confidence and capability in the water just as much as working with stroke technique for experienced swimmers. Embrace, enjoy, respect, protect and give you the capability and knowledge to swim safely and go forward in your own project.

Benefits
Open water swimming offers huge benefits to mental health and wellbeing:

– Better sleep
– Improved circulation
– Provides a natural high
– Increases your metabolism
– Boosts your immune system
– Enhances happiness
– Is good for you skin


Safety

Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and as a wild swim specialist for over 30 years I am passionate about promoting safety and respect around the water. I work closely with adults and juniors promoting water safety and awareness which is paramount before going onto the next stages. I want to give people the knowledge to know when and where it is safe to swim. This has lead me to write a book about the complexity and diversity of wild swimming.

Equipment
Swim Wild can provide wetsuits, tow floats, hats and googles to ensure comfort and safety are paramount to your wild swim experience. Or swim on the wild side!

My passion for the water extends to protecting the environment and also enjoy it. Encouraging people to open their minds to nature and broaden their minds on the beauty it holds.

Why not get in touch and make that first move, nothing ventured, nothing gained whether you be a first timer or an accomplished swimmer!

I love helping beginners experience the joy of gaining confidence and capability in the water just as much as working with stroke technique for experienced swimmers.