As a swim coach I love partnering with businesses and charities to help profile open water or cold water swimming to a broader audience. My written words have been featured in magazines such as the Newyorker, Sidetracked, Summit and as well as hard back books such as 'Taking the Plunge' & 'The Art of Wild Swimming' by Anna Deacon and Vicky Allen. I have also contributed to many swimming guides - never disclosing secret spots as OS map adventures are really wonderful.

I am a qualified level 2 STA Open Water Swim Coach, RLSS open water lifeguard award holder and outdoor first aider. I am the co-founder of Blue Mind Men - cold water swim club. This was inspired by my love of ice swimming and takes the form of a weekly swim with peer mentoring those keen to discover cold water skin (no wetsuit) swimming. It's for Men and friends!

I'm devoted to swimming in open water year-round. If I had to describe my swim style it would be "non-competitive, inquisitive and adventurous". In the winter I love the challenge of seeking icy tarns high up in the mountains to swim in. I particularly like swimming in bodies of water beside places I would normally climb in the summer months.

Bio security and awareness of our impact to beautiful spaces is something I try to champion. We can all Leave it Better.

I also partner with other swim coachs and mental health practitioners to offer a safe place for first timers within charity settings and it's such a privilege to watch people's journeys unfold! Much like my work with Women's Trad Festival, this is strongly tied to mental wellbeing.

This is my 9th year of swimming everyday in January for charity, see the media section for more information on this.

Most of the photos on here were taken by James Kirby - fellow ice enthusiast and swimming friend. James' wild swimming images have also been used in countless books, magazines and press articles across the UK and America.

For swimming films and icy dips head over the the media section of the website!