a choice of different outdoor swimming experiences
JOIN ME AND SHARE SOME OF MY SWIMMING EXPERIENCES!
I am super excited to now be offering a variety of different days sharing my love of swimming outdoors.
Renowned for my love of being alone, I also take immense joy from sharing my thoughts, feelings and adventures with others. This has usually been through my photographs and writing but I am now offering several different experiences where you can come and join me for a swim in the mountains of Snowdonia at some of my favourite bodies of water.
All of the days are very much focused on experience rather than endurance, I care little for measuring distances, times and temperatures. I use my body intuitively in the water, I like to feel the changing seasons on my skin, the tingles that tell me what to do next and use the water to feed my creativity.
#SWIMSNOWDONIA - CREATIVE SWIM SESSIONS
These sessions are very much about conversations, creativity and fresh air. Join me and hear how and why my #SwimSnowdonia project started, share a swim in one of my favourite lakes and bring along your notebook, sketchbook, camera, recorder... there will be plenty time for relaxing into your surroundings and responding to your place within them.
MOUNTAIN SWIMMING WEEKEND
AN INTRODUCTION TO SWIMMING IN MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS
This two-day introduction to swimming in the mountains focuses more on the practicalities involved in finding and having the perfect mountain swim.
#SWIMSNOWDONIA - EXPLORER WEEK
Allow yourself five days to become fully immersed with this guided week exploring some of the finest lakes in the mountains of Snowdonia.
This week is about embracing the elements, accepting mother nature with an open heart, delving into your hopes, faces your fears, sharing conversations, skills, ideas, and bathing yourself in freshness only a mountain lake can give.
WILD SWIM WATER CONFIDENCE
One to one sessions developing your confidence in swimming outdoors.
These one to one sessions are designed to help those swimmers keen to improve their own confidence in the water and develop ways to become less irrational with our fears.
COASTAL CAMPFIRE SESSIONS - SWIMMING & CREATIVITY
Share a swim in the sea and warm up around the campfire with a cup of tea and a spot of creativity.
Based on the coast near the beautiful New Forest, these are shorter sessions and based around the movement of the tides.
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.