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.
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
Member of the Swimming Teachers Association (STA)
Safeguarding and GDPR trained
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
Experienced year-round swimmer and open water swimming coach, Charlie helps me with guided sea swims and front crawl improvers courses.