About me

Swimming outdoors has always been part of my life. Our family holidays were in and around water, and I swam in the sea, lakes, streams and rivers in the UK from early childhood.

I did my first official open water swim in 2015, the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere. Since then, I have taken part in the Dart 10k, Bournemouth Pier to Pier and Winter Swimming World Championships.

Open water swimming is very special: a unique activity, wonderful community and seemingly endless benefits for your health and well-being.

My approach is collaborative. I work with you to help you set your own goals and tailor your sessions to help you achieve them. You may want to learn front crawl, refine your technique to swim smoother, faster or further, learn how to acclimatise to cold water or discover the wellbeing benefits of outdoor swimming.

Qualifications

STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching

STA Full Swimming Teaching

RLSS National Rescue Award for Teachers and Coaches

Open Learn Certificate in Sports Psychology and Coaching

Professional

Member of the Swimming Teachers Association (STA)

DBS clearance

Safeguarding and GDPR trained

Affiliations

Trustee for MARLENS, the charity that looks after Clevedon Marine Lake

Affiliated coach at Clevedon Marine Lake

Member of the South West Seals winter swimmers

Campaigner

Campaigner for inclusion in outdoor swimming

 

Freelance writer