a choice of different outdoor swimming experiences
SHARE SOME OF MY SWIMMING EXPERIENCES
I offer a variety of different sessions sharing my passion and skills for swimming outdoors.
Although renowned for my love of being alone, I also take immense joy in sharing my thoughts, feelings and adventures with others. This has usually been through my photographs and writing but I offer several different experiences where you can come and join me for a swim or have coaching sessions from me to help you get closer to your 'swimming zen'.
All of the sessions s 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. Have a read below, click through to read more and please do contact me with any questions you may have.
I look forward to seeing you in the water...
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT
UNDERWATER SHOOTS IN THE BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LAKES OF SNOWDONIA
If you have ever wanted to be one of the figures in one of my photographs this is the session for you... My favourite of all the experiences I offer in the mountains!
FRONT CRAWL BOOT CAMPS
TWO DAYS FOCUSED ON IMPROVING YOUR FRONT CRAWL TECHNIQUE
These two days are aimed at anyone looking to swim front crawl in the outdoors, aimed at those completely new to front crawl as well as anyone looking to improve their stroke, I offer three different weekends to help you find your 'zen'.
WILD SWIM WATER CONFIDENCE
1:1 SESSIONS DEVELOPING YOUR CONFIDENCE IN SWIMMING OUTSIDE
Whether you have never swum outside before or just need help with understanding your fears for your next triathlon swim, I offer morning or afternoon sessions focusing on improving your confidence in the water.
OPEN WATER COACHING
1:1 SESSIONS TO HELP 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.
GUIDED SWIM SESSIONS
Anything from a few hours to a full day, I offer a variety of different guided swimming experiences. Spend a day up high exploring Eryri's / Snowdonia's finest mountain lakes, or a relaxed day exploring Eryri's beautiful valley lakes. Join me for a seasonal creative writing swim session or celebratory swim as the full moon refreshes our minds and bodies.
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.
I am an artist, outdoor swimmer and health and fitness coach. I live in the mountains of Eryri / Snowdonia in North Wales where I have lived since 2002, I grew up on the beautiful South Coast in the New Forest and regularly return to visit family. 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 was featured in an ITV documentary 'The Mountain ' which followed the lives of a selection of people who live and work on the busiest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon and various features on the BBC, ITV, Sky Sports and Channel 5.
I am a Qualified Teacher, Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor, 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, STA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Award and Certificate, and STA Level 2 Baby & Pre-School Aquatic Teacher. I am an RLSS Trainer and have more than 10 previous years of experience lifesaving in swimming pools.
Photo © Jody Daunton