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

Rowan Clarke
Outdoor Swimming Expert

Outdoor swimmer



Swimmer & coach

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. I've competed in ice galas and IWSA winter swimming championships in the UK and overseas.

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.



STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching

STA Full Swimming Teaching

RLSS Open Water Lifeguard

Open Learn Certificate in Sports Psychology and Coaching


Affiliated coach at Clevedon Marine Lake

Member of the Swimming Teachers Association (STA)

DBS cleared

Safeguarding and GDPR trained

Journalist, writer & speaker

IMy first freelance job was with OK! Magazine in 1999. Since then, I did a postgraduate degree in professional writing and then began my career as a freelance copywriter. 

Bringing together my passion for outdoor swimming, wellbeing, women's health and body image, I have become a specialist writer and journalist working as lead features writer for Outdoor Swimmer magazine, content and copywriter for body-positive sustainable swimwear brand Deakin & Blue and open water swimming gear reviewer for Yachting World.

I have also appeared in several radio and TV productions as an outdoor swimming expert, and spoken at events.

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