Your Professional Open Water Swim Coaching Service

Specialising in small groups and 1-2-1's

Our aim is to deliver a quality, fun and challenging swim experience. 

What we do...

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Group coaching   -    1 - 2 -1's   -  Long Swims  -   Multi swim days    -    Functional Strength 

1-2-1 or small group coaching 2021

Our 1-2-1 sessions are tailored to your needs. This can be stroke development, specific training, long swim experience or anything else swim related. From £20.

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2021 Swim Series

Great swims around the Cornish Coast:  

£ Various please use link to view each swim.

Our swim series are a perfect opportunity to take on a challenging longer swim without the crowds! Fully guided and supported  with a maximum 10 swimmers. You will receive appropriate safety/coaching advice at the briefing and throughout.  Please note these are not races and you will not be given a time. You will be given the opportunity to enjoy the location and complete the swim without the pressure of a mass start event.

Book with confidence knowing that if we cancel a swim (including any fall back day), you get all of your money back. Tow floats provided free of charge on swims that need them.


2021 Open Water Sessions

Rolling multi-week coached programme in the sea: 

These sessions are a fun and challenging way to learn open water skills and increase fitness. If you are planning an event swim, are new to open water, a seasoned sea swimmer or just want to learn a new skill and keep fit these sessions are for you. Minimum swim ability applies. 

2021 Summer Sunday sessions

Regular Sunday morning sea swim sessions:  

These are a coached session lasting 45-60 minutes depending on conditions .  If you can't make the regular programme, want an extra swim workout or down on holiday and want to drop in for 1 or 2,  these are for you. Focus will vary from week to week with some longer swims thrown in so check the ticket info. Locations vary from week to week..  Minimum swim ability applies. Max 10 swimmers.


10K in a day!

 Three swims - one day.

Date: 4th September 2021

Are you up for this? Three swims in one day all on the Roseland (subject to sea conditions) total distance around 10KM. You will need transport to ferry you to swim starts. Longest swim leg will be around 3.6KM. Not a race so no times will be given. We will include various refreshments including a breakfast roll and  fish and chip supper from The Boathouse, Portscatho to finish. A great day in the wet stuff.

MAX 15 swimmers. (1:5 ratio swimmers to qualified lifeguards).


Functional Strength and Conditioning

Multi week rolling programme:  

Starting 12th April.

Small group (12) sessions at Veryan Sports and Social club. Monday evening starting at 17:30 and 18:30. General fitness with emphasis on quality movement. All equipment provided. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Challenging but fun.


This ‘Open Water Swim’ Journey started some 20 years ago swimming in lakes, rivers, mountain pools and the sea including some exhilarating self guided coasteering trips. You learn about the sea quickly when you jump into frothing swell between rocky outcrops on a cold winters day! 


Head coach Binney has been swimming for as long as she can remember, in various pools throughout Europe and the USA or in the sea on family holidays to Cornwall,  competing to a National Level and represented the British Police Swim Team. Having a brother who represented GB at an Olympic and 2 Commonwealth Games gives a valuable insight into the dedication it takes to become an elite swimmer. 


After many years in the Third Sector, as a CEO in Safety/Risk Education, a career change allowed Binney to revisit her passion for swimming. The In The Wet Stuff concept was developed after watching Alistair Brownlee win Gold in the Triathlon and Keri-Anne Payne narrowly missing out on a Bronze during the 2012 Olympics. Together with Rick they introduced Open Water Swim Coaching into various lakes/quarries in the Midlands. Having qualified as Beach Lifeguards during a cold week in April of 2013, Rick took on the role of Safety Advisor for all open water sessions. 


Within the year Binney had also taken on the role of Head Coach (after working under Mark Perry, Ex-Olympic GB Open Water Coach), coaching the Performance Squad of a Midlands Club, whilst Rick became the club’s first dedicated volunteer Masters Coach. A move to Cornwall in 2016  brought In The Wet Stuff to The Roseland on the South Coast. 


Combined experience of coaching swimmers and triathletes young and old from complete newbies to British Age Groupers. They believe that everyone can be taught to swim in the right environment and enjoy the pleasures of swimming whether in a pool, open water wetsuit swimming or skins swimming in the sea, for pleasure, bucket list or competitively. 


Safety is always their number one priority with suitable safety craft/equipment available at all sessions. 


Experience of competing in all sorts of events including pool, lake and sea swim triathlons, with Rick taking on the longer distances of Half (70.3) and Full (140.6) Triathlons.


ASA Level 3 Head Coach                

ASA Level 2 Open Water Coach            

ASA Level 2 Teacher                    

ASA Level 1 Coach                    

ASA Disability Awareness Course

SLSGB Beach Lifeguards

SLSGB Event Water Safety Manager

SLSGB Level 2 Coach

SLSGB DBS Certificates



“No lines, no lanes, no limits”

Steven Munatones


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