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 Specialist?
People often Ask this question, Most importantly I’m fully insured and highly Qualified with a wealth of 30+ years knowledge on River reading, safety and diverse weather conditions as the Wye is one of the fastest rising rivers at 30cm per hour. I also have an immense knowledge of lifesaving and first aid skills. My background is competitive swimming for over 35 years but my real passion has always been ‘life without lanes in the Wye ‘. I love introducing beginners/ experienced swimmers to the joy of the Wye and Open water just as much as working with stroke technique, river reading, stamina ,mindset and wellbeing.
Embrace, Enjoy, Respect, Protect gives you the capability and knowledge to swim safely and go forward in your own goals on the Wild side .
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 your skin
Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country increasing by 325% through lockdown in 2020 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.
Swim Wild can provide wetsuits, tow floats, hats and googles.water shoe and changing robes 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.
individual hour sessions from £35 families £50