Let's swim outdoors

Why swim outdoors, and what sessions can you book?

Open water swimming, also called outdoor or wild swimming, means swimming in a natural or human-made body of water that's open to the elements, unheated and untreated with chemicals. It can be a lake, sea, tidal pool, river, stream, tarn or loch.

As well as the benefitting your fitness, coordination and strength, swimming in open water is good for your mental well-being, mood, ability to deal with stress, and it regulates sleep and appetite. It's joyful, uplifting and wonderful for your self-esteem.

It's also a great leveller. You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of swimming outdoors. Young, old, big, small, able-bodied or disabled, it really is an activity for all.

Have a look at the sessions that you can book.


Great swim coach! Enthusiastic, knowledgable and knows how to tailor the session to your needs. Within an hour Row had given me loads to work on and within a week of putting it into practice I'm well on the way to being a competent sea swimmer.


Thanks for a fantastic coaching session Row. I'm now working on all that you taught me and gradually building on it to do more front crawl.

It has been over 20 years since I did this much crawl and you've helped me feel confident to get this far and improve my breathing massively.


Amazing! I'd totally recommend Row - I needed help with front crawl & could only flap about for 10 mtrs & can now complete a mile! Row helped me so much in just one 1:1 coaching session and I'm totally enjoying my swimming so much more.


Had my first open water coaching session at Clevedon Marine Lake with Row today. What a woman! Inspiring, positive, encouraging, informative and refreshingly ‘normal’ for want of a better word. Can’t wait for the next session.