Why I can help

I am a swimming evangelist and I love sharing my experience of the water and helping other people on their swimming journeys. 
  • I founded and publish Outdoor Swimmer magazine
  • I am the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 Days a Year.
  • I'm a life-long swimmer, starting out with Cheltenham Swimming and Water Polo Club and now swimming with Teddington Masters Swimming Club.
  • I still compete in both pool and open water events
  • I’ve been an age-group national champion in the pool, open water and aquathon.
  • I've completed multiple long-distance open water swims in the UK and overseas, including the length of Windermere and a 21km swim in Sweden.
  • I’ve represented Team GB in age-group triathlon and have finished on the podium several times at swimrun events.
  • I regularly write about swimming, contribute to national-level discussions about it and have presented to All Party Parliamentary Groups.
  • I’m at STA Open Water Swim Coach and was part of the working group that created the qualification.