THE OPEN WATER
Have you always wanted to swim in open water but don't know where to start? Or are you keen to enter an event but feeling nervous about having the right skills? Then you've come to the right place!
I began coaching because I wanted to share my love of swimming outdoors and help others experience the magic of an outdoor dip, the calm a lake swim can create, or the excitement of taking part in an open-water swimming event. Based at the South-West Maritime Academy, I specialise in helping beginners and nervous swimmers and know that whatever your level, a friendly face makes a big difference!
Anyone thinking of getting into open water swimming or wants to gain confidence in the water should definitely book a session with Helen! Having organised a charity triathlon event it was the swim leg I was most nervous about, however without hesitation Helen offered to join me in the water for my first 3.8k swim, her bubbly personality instantly put my nerves at ease and the longer I was in the water with her the more my confidence grew! I learned to sight, breathe properly and relax in a couple of the 3.8k swims with her and I can say without a shadow of a doubt I wouldn't be the swimmer I am now without her help! Her love for the open water is infectious, and you'll definitely get hooked with swimming just like I am! Thanks buddy