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How landlocked mermaids get their kicks! _Reading about your winter swimming _kerianne_pay

Rowan Clarke
Outdoor Swimming Professional

Outdoor swimmer


Spending all my childhood summers in a river, the sea or messing around at the bottom of a pool, my affinity with water is strong. After entering my first open water swimming event in 2015, I became hooked, specialising in long-distance endurance swims, swim adventures and cold water shenanigans. 

In 2018, I upgraded my swimming teaching qualifications to open water. In 2020, I added a health and wellbeing coaching qualification to the mix because that's the focus of my coaching.

I'm also a freelance writer. I bring together my passion for outdoor swimming, wellbeing, women's health and body image in my roles as lead features writer for Outdoor Swimmer magazine and Content and Copy for body-positive sustainable swimwear brand Deakin & Blue.



STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching

STA Full Swimming Teaching

RLSS Open Water Lifeguard

Open Learn Certificate in Sports Psychology and Coaching


Member of the Swimming Teachers Association (STA)

DBS cleared

Safeguarding and GDPR trained



Affiliated coach at Clevedon Marine Lake

Member of the South West Seals winter swimmers


Health and wellness coach

Freelance writer

Campaigner for inclusion in outdoor swimming

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