SwimWild is all about having fun and building confidence and skills in open water in breathtakingly beautiful parts of Scotland’s Highlands & Islands and beyond. We guide swimmers through this amazing landscape and explore it from a new and very different perspective via short wild swims and weekend breaks, to full adventure swimming expeditions.
At SwimWild we offer coaching for swimmers of all ages and abilities, ranging from complete beginners and those building or regaining their confidence in the water through to detailed video analysis for experienced swimmers who want to hone their technique.
Whether you want to explore remote beaches and mountain lochs, improve your confidence in open water, refine your swimming technique, or have a race or long distance swim challenge coming up, SwimWild can help you to find your perfect adventure and achieve your dreams!
On Saturday 9th March 150 swimmers gathered for SwimWild’s first big event of the year, the first ever Scottish Winter Swimming Championships at Taymouth Marina, Loch Tay. Water temperature was 4.9 degrees C and competitors ranged from 20 to 80 years old. Races included 50m breaststroke, freestyle and butterfly, as well as longer freestyle races, up to 450m.
Did you spot photos of Alice with her sledgehammer, breaking the ice to go for a swim in Loch Insh, on the front of The Times, or in many other national newspapers recently? Or maybe you caught a glimpse of her taking BBC Countryfile’s presenter Ellie Harrison for a dip in Loch Voil on their Winter Special programme?
Alice is very proud to be an ambassador for winter swimming and hopes to continue to provide opportunities for people to enjoy the water safely, even in very cold temperatures.