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

Rowan Clarke
Outdoor Swimming Expert

Outdoor swimmer
Writer

Journalist
Speaker

Coach

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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.

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Qualifications

STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching

STA Full Swimming Teaching

RLSS Open Water Lifeguard

Open Learn Certificate in Sports Psychology and Coaching

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Affiliations

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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