Your session will last up to an hour, depending on the temperature and conditions. Remember that you're not only paying for your session, but also my expertise and for me to keep you safe!
How are you adapting to Covid-19?
I am following government guidelines. You can book private sessions for early mornings or evenings so that we use the lake when it's least busy. Sessions will be socially distanced, and have put in extra measures to keep everybody safe.
What if I need to cancel?
If you cancel with at least 24-hours' notice, you will get a full refund. I may need to cancel or postpone depending on conditions.
It's outdoor swimming - sessions will run whatever the weather, though I may change the format if visibility is poor. Please bring something to keep your clothes dry while you swim.
Will other people be at the venue?
I don't privately hire any of the venues I use, so there may be other people using them.
What if I'm in a wheelchair or have extra physical needs?
It's really important to me that everyone can access outdoor swimming. I can adapt sessions to suit your needs and most of the venues I use have good accessibility. Please speak to me about what you need.
Will I get cold?
You may get cold! Please be sensible and listen to your body. If you're getting cold, please tell me.
Is the water deep?
Yes. In most of the venues I use, the water is deep or deep in places. If you'd rather stay in your depth, please let me know.
I can't swim front crawl!
You must be able to swim 200 metres comfortably using any stroke to take part in an open water session: you don't have to swim front crawl.
The only exception is the Face your fear session.
Do I need a wetsuit?
What you wear is up to you. If you're considering wearing a wetsuit, this article may help you decide.
Do I need a swim hat?
They're not the most attractive, but a swimming cap is essential. It helps keep you warm and makes you visible to others.
If you have extra long or voluminous hair, try Soulcap.
You don't have any times that suit me.
If you have specific times that you can do that don't appear on my schedule, please get in touch. I can sometimes work outside my normal hours.