Friendly, fun coaching
I am known for my friendly, relaxed coaching style. Sessions will go at your pace and be very much tailored to the individual. I am happy to either coach from the side of the water (we have a dedicated coaching lane at SWMA), or to get in the water and swim with you if this would make you feel more comfortable.
In my day job I'm Editor of 220 Triathlon magazine and had to go from complete non-swimmer to competing in open water in my mid-thirties. So I know how it feels to be nervous!
In the years since starting to swim I've fallen in love with swimming in lakes, oceans and rivers and am passionate about sharing that love with other swimmers. I recognise that whether you need coaching to give you the confidence to dip your toe for the first time, or to gain the edge in a triathlon swim, some support can make a big difference.
QUALIFICATIONS & RACING
STA Level 2 Open-Water Swim Coach (June 2021), qualified with Olympian Keri-anne Payne
Level 2 Powerboat Skills Course (2021)
Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (2021)
RLSS Open-water Lifeguard (May 2022)
First aid in remote environments (June 2024)
I've been lucky enough to compete in many races through my role on 220 Triathlon magazine. This has given me a good idea of what to expect as well as plenty of relevant tips that might help you too!
Lake Coniston 8.5km l Bantham Swoosh l BEST Fest Open-Water Swim Festival l Ullswater Epic Swim 3.8km l Mad Hatter Polkerris Swim Festival l Mad Hatter Gwineas Swim l Henley Swim l Aberdovey Beat The Tide 4km l Talyllyn 2km Swim and Cool Mile Swim l Final mile of the Great British Swim with Ross Edgley l Padstow to Rock Swim l Lake Bala 6km (pacing support for the ThruDark team)
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth (1.9km swim) l Hever Castle Triathlon Gauntlet (1.9km swim) l Grenada Tri de Spice and Nevis Triathlon l Shock Absorber Women's Triathlon l Bowood House Triathlon l Blenheim Triathlon l The Spetsathlon
ÖtillÖ Isles of Scilly (full distance 2016 and Sprint 2017) l ÖtillÖ Final 15, Sweden l ÖtillÖ 1000 Lakes Germany l Breca Swimrun Buttermere l Vivobarefoot Bantham Swimrun l Clevedon Swimrun