tailor-made swimming days in the both the mountains of snowdonia or on the beautiful south coast

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?

 

 

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

GUIDING

LOAN OF A CHANGING ROBE IF REQUIRED

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

TRANSPORT

LUNCH

HOT DRINKS
IN WATER PHOTOGRAPHY

ACCOMMODATION

COSTS

£200 PER DAY

RATIO 1:1

I have limited dates available in Snowdonia this year

2020

MAY 

26 / 27* / 29 / 31*

AUG

17 / 18 / 19

*fully booked

 

For dates on the South Coast please contact me directly

DATES

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.

GIFT VOUCHERS

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?

Bespoke swimming days are available as Gift Vouchers. Choose your voucher below and I will send you a beautiful gift voucher to give as a special treat. I have limited dates available in Snowdonia this year, so it is advisable to book dates asap.

All gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

 

ABOUT ME

I am an artist, educator and outdoor swimmer. 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 Britains 101 Adventurers. I am currently featuring 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.

 

I am a Qualified Teacher, Mountain Leader, and Open Water Swimming Coach, I hold Emergency First Aid in the Outdoors, RLSS Open Water Lifeguard, RLSS Water Safety Management Level 1-3, STA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Award and Certificate, and have more than 10 previous years experience lifesaving in swimming pools.

WELSH WATERS

AFTERGLOW

I SHARE MY PHILOSOPHY FOR THE SWIMMING WITH GATHER OUTDOORS

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