Simon is fantastic swim mentor as he's an inspirational swimmer
and he's so generous with his knowledge and his experience. When I first spoke
to Simon about venturing into open water swimming, I was a confident pool
swimmer but hadn't raced anything further than 400m and I only considered a sea swim
to be a cooling plunge or an opportunity for body surfing. With Simon's
guidance, I've pushed up the distance, cranked up the adventure and discovered
that waves are also exhilarating for 'head down-goggles on' swimming. I'm
so glad I took the plunge and followed his advice!
Simon's enthusiasm for all things swimming knows no bounds.
He wants everyone to enjoy the benefits of the water, whether you are new to
swimming or an experienced swimmer. Simon goes out of his way to welcome
all people of all shapes and sizes to the pool or the great outdoors.
Safety is his utmost concern, and he won't jeopardize or comprise on someone's
safety for the sake of a swim. With the Thames a few steps from his home
he has encouraged many of us to explore the wonders of swimming in the river
year round. Swimming in the Thames in the depths of winter doesn't really
appeal to me, however Simon's enthusiasm has encouraged me to take the icy
plunge. I highly recommend Simon as a swim coach or swim mentor and as
someone that will look out for and do the best for his clients.