I thought I would give you some background information for those who want it. I have been involved in swimming most of my life as a child I was a club swimmer and involved in lifesaving. I then became a lifeguard and swimming teacher at 18
Life took me in different direction for a long time then in 1997 I returned to teaching swimming and update my qualifications. I went on to teach all ages, school swimming etc. I was fortunate to then seek a second career working in the outdoors and gained many NGB qualifications. In 2014 I gained a BA Hons degree in Outdoor Leadership.
In 2015 I took part in my first open water swimming event, and this developed into a passion for open water coaching qualified with both SE and STA and sharing my vast experience with others and expanding into swim hikes and canoe swims. I myself achieved Coniston end to end swim 2020. I have lots I still want to achieve.
I currently coach for Blackpool Aquatics and Cybele triathlon club, I have been fortunate to coach some great athletes, I have coached a gentleman who achieved both Coniston and Windermere end to end swims. I have also been technical advisor for television advertising involving open water swimming.