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Wild swimming

Outdoor swimming, open water swimming, wild swimming... Whatever you call swimming outdoors in the sea, a lake, loch, stream, river or tarn, you may find it life-changing. That sounds dramatic, but it is true that swimming outdoors has changed people's lives. Why? Because swimming in cold water is uniquely wonderful for your wellbeing. It makes you stronger and fitter and has huge benefits for your mental health.

Open water

You'll find open water swimming more enjoyable and safer when you are confident and comfortable. Learn how to calm your breathing, improve your front crawl or breaststroke, learn freestyle and open water swimming skills like sighting. Train for open water swimming events, learn how to swim through winter or improve your technique for smooth and stress-free swimming.

Swim coaching 

I'm passionate about swimming outdoors for better health and wellbeing. I work with you support you while you define and work towards your outdoor swimming goals and more general health and wellbeing. Whether you want to relax more, learn about tides and currents, swim a bit further, a bit faster or acclimatise to winter swimming, we can get there together. 

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Open water coaching

Range of coached sessions for novices to experts, from technique to wellbeing


Clevedon Marine Lake

Unique, safe tidal pool perfect for beginners and training. Good accessibility for disabled swimmers. Open 24/7.


Outdoor swimming coach

I'm Rowan. Find out how I can work with you to be the open water swimming coach you need.


Sea swimming

Learn how to read the tides at Clevedon, swim under the iconic pier or follow the Long Swim route.

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Winter swimming

Year-around coaching in all seasons. Learn how to acclimatise to get the benefits of winter swimming.


Your wellbeing

As a health and wellbeing coach, I can help you build your swimming into a bigger plan for better health.