Outdoor swimming, open water or wild swimming = swimming or dipping in water that's open to the elements, unheated and untreated with chemicals.
Why do it?
Because of the long list of benefits for your health and wellbeing.
work with your fight-or-flight response to help your body get better at dealing with stress
take yourself out of your comfort zone
enjoy being in nature
bond with fellow swimmers
support your immune system
exercise all your body systems
exercise your brain
give your self-esteem a massive boost.
Taking a break:
I will not be coaching for winter 2023/24.
Where should I start?
A coached session is a good place to start because it'll help you work out where you are, where you want to be and how to get there.
private group sessions
winter swimming groups
learn front crawl courses
front crawl improver courses
health and wellbeing one-to-ones and groups
Not sure what to book? Try the quiz!
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.