tailor-made swimming days the mountains of snowdonia

BESPOKE SWIMMING DAYS

 

One to one days experiencing the joy of swimming outdoors!

 

This is a special day, tailored to you. Maybe you have a longed-for lake, an icy winter dip, a long summer swim or just want to share some of my favourite lakes and coastal spots..

These days are offered one-to-one on a selection of dates that are convenient for you, we can discuss what you would like to experience before you arrive and enjoy a relaxed day of conversations, fresh air and searching for that constantly craved swim euphoria. 

 

Multiple swims are always an option on these days, the weather and/or tides will be the deciding factor on where we go. 

 

"I care little for distance, times and temperatures, swimming for me feeds my creativity and these days are an opportunity to share discussion, the environment and the sheer joy of swimming outside. You are free to take from the day what you wish.. 

 

These days make a great gift... I mean who wouldn't want the gift of kicking back and watching the world from the middle of a lake?

 

 

 

 

WHATS INCLUDED

GUIDING

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

TRANSPORT

LUNCH

HOT DRINKS
IN WATER PHOTOGRAPHY

ACCOMMODATION

If you are interested in having your portrait taken underwater, ask me about my photoshoot days

COSTS

£200 PER DAY

RATIO 1:1

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

It is entirely up to you what you want to bring along, these days are about experiences, not endurance. But as a general guide, I would suggest...

 

Warm hat

Warm jacket

Waterproof trousers and jacket

Boots or trainers

Swimsuit/wetsuit

Swim hat/woolly hat (may get wet)

Goggles

Towel/Robie (Dryrobes can be a little bulky to carry in the mountains but you are very welcome to bring one if you have one)

Sketchbook/Notebook

Pen, pencils

Camera

Lunch

Hot drink

 

Rucksack to put everything in.

 

Note. I can provide a changing robe if required, please leave space in your rucksack.

 

 

ABOUT ME

I am an artist, educator and outdoor swimmer. I have lived in the mountains of Snowdonia for 16 years. My project #swimsnowdonia was listed amongst 'The 10 most inspiring adventures' in The Guardian and has been the focus of several short films including a music video for the band Elbow. The film, 'Afterglow' about my passion for my creativity and swimming won Best Woman in Adventure Gold Award at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. I was included in the first San Miguel Rich List, 'a unique list of men and women who value experiences over any possession'.

 

I am a qualified teacher, Mountain Leader, hold Emergency First Aid in the Outdoors, RLSS Open Water Lifeguard, RLSS Water Safety Management Level 1-3, and have more than 10 previous years experience safeguarding in swimming pools.

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GIFT CARDS

A special treat...

Who wouldn't love the gift of a day or two outdoors in the fresh air swimming in a stunning mountain lake?

Take the ease out of choosing which swim session someone would like and treat them to an eGift Card instead. Available in various amounts from £25 to £400

All Gift Cards are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

 
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ABOUT ME

I am an artist, outdoor swimmer and personal trainer. I spilt my time between the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales where I have lived since 2002 and on the beautiful South Coast in the New Forest where I grew up. My project #swimsnowdonia was listed amongst 'The 10 most inspiring adventures' in The Guardian and has been the focus of several short films including a music video for the band Elbow. 'Afterglow' a short film about my passion for both my creativity and cold water swimming won Best Woman in Adventure Gold Award at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival., Best Short Film at The Four Season Film Festival and was recently selected for The Patagonia Film Festival in Santa Monica. I was included in the first San Miguel Rich List, 'a unique list of men and women who value experiences over any possession' and listed as one of Britain's 101 Adventurers. I featured in an ITV documentary 'The Mountain ' which follows the lives of a selection of people who live and work on the busiest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon as well as various features on the BBC, Sky Sports and Channel 5.

 

I am a Qualified Teacher, Personal Trainer, Mountain Leader, Open Water Swimming Coach, RLSS Open Water Lifeguard,  RYA Day Skipper and hold RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory. I hold Emergency First Aid in the Outdoors, RLSS Water Safety Management Level 1-3, STA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Award and Certificate, I am an RLSS Trainer and have more than 10 previous years of experience lifesaving in swimming pools.

Photo © Jody Daunton

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AFTERGLOW

I SHARE MY PHILOSOPHY FOR SWIMMING WITH GATHER OUTDOORS