Make the most of the water and become the swimmer you want to be.

Whether you want to swim further, faster or in colder water, or just discover ways to enjoy the water more, I'd love to help you make the most of everything swimming has to offer through "swim mentoring". I will work with you to identify what you want to get out of swimming and how to get there. I will help you create a personal swim development plan (including remote coaching, training plans and technique advice if required). I work either in person (location permitting) or through virtual meetings. I can also offer one-to-one or small group coached open water sessions in Ham Lake, near Richmond.

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What is swim mentoring?

Swim mentoring is about you and your swimming journey, and providing you the opportunity to explore swimming in whatever direction it takes you and at your own pace.

Through swim mentoring, as well as helping you become an all-round better swimmer, you should become more knowledgeable about swimming, and how swimming can enhance your mental and physical health and improve your wellbeing.

Why work with me

I've spent my life swimming. I publish a magazine about swimming and I am the author of a book about swimming outdoors (see below for details). I'm also an STA Open Water Coach, and helped create the qualification. Swimming has shaped me personally and professionally and I love helping other people make the most of the water.


Swim Wild & Free

Swim Wild & Free covers what you need to know to get started in outdoor swimming, including a comprehensive section on safety, how to get used to cold water, the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming outdoors, and joys of swimming year-round.

Outdoor Swimmer

I launched Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 as H2Open Magazine. We rebranded in 2016 to Outdoor Swimmer. We publish a print magazine for adventurous swimmers monthly, sharing swimmers' stories, places to swim, training tips and gear reviews.

Visit the Outdoor Swimmer website.