one to one sessions helping you achieve your open water goals
OPEN WATER COACHING
One to one sessions helping you achieve your open water goals
Whether you have signed up for your very first swim event, are a seasoned triathlete or a social swimmer I can help you to improve your technique and confidence. Swimming in open water presents a totally different environment to the indoor pool or Lido. Shelving bottoms, deep water, varying depths and temperatures, weather, waves, underwater obstacles, weeds, fish/marine life, debris, and of course our own overactive imaginations, can send even experienced indoor swimmers into a complete panic. I know from experience that when panic sets in, swimming tends to become erratic, or comes to a complete stop!
These one to one sessions are designed to help swimmers keen to improve their own confidence and technique in the water, developing strategies to deal with changing conditions and looking at ways to improve our swimming stroke. Whether your goal is to go faster, be more efficient or reach your swimming 'zen' I offer hour-long coaching sessions to help you improve. I hold the STA Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching and did my training under the expert tuition of World Champion and Olympian Keri-Ann Payne. I am passionate about helping others on their swimming journey and teach swimming at all levels as well as coach in Open Water.
I run these days in both the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales, where our initial session is likely to be at Llyn Padarn in Llanberis and also in the sea on the South Coast of England, Hampshire/Dorset area (exact locations always depend on the tide and weather conditions on the day). Please see my individual dates/locations, or drop me a line.
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
FOOD / SNACKS
IN WATER PHOTOGRAPHY
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
It is entirely up to you what you want to bring along, this list is a suggestion.
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.