Your Professional Open Water Swim 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 

Portsoy Swim/Yoga - July 1st 2022

A new season, a new location and a new event. We have been fortunate to team up with two brilliant and enthusiastic local Yoga instructors (Sandra Cook -MyogaYoga and Angela Smith Yoga) to bring a fun and energetic morning to Portsoy. You will start with an outdoor yoga session to get you fired up followed by a swim/dip in the sea. Those new to cold water/open water swimming will be able to experience this exhilarating activity in a controlled manner with full lifeguard support. More experienced swimmers will get the chance to challenge themselves with a longer swim session. The day will finish with a light lunch. 

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1-2-1 or 1-2-2 sessions  2022

These sessions are tailored to your needs. This can be an introduction to open water, stroke development, specific training, long swim experience or anything else swim related. From £25.

Times/dates in Cornwall are limited to when we are in the area. Currently planned from 13th - 26th June. 

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

All other sessions will be available in Scotland (North Aberdeenshire coastline)

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2022 Swim Adventures

The end of our 2021 season involved a base move into the 'shadow' of the Cairngorms National park, Scotland. Our 2022 program includes swims in Cornwall the Lake District and Scotland.
Something for everyone - so get a date in the diary, make that commitment stay motivated and get yourself in the wet stuff !

 

Our swims are a perfect opportunity to take on a wet challenge without the crowds! Fully guided and supported  with a maximum 12 participants. 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(s) without the pressure of a mass start event. Some swims include refreshments. Many necessitate walking to start points and/or exits on unmade terrain, coastal or mountain paths. Please read the descriptions of each swim/activity before you book and ask if you are in any doubts about your ability.

Book with confidence knowing that if we cancel a swim/activity (including any fall back day and or alternative location), you get all of your money back.  Multiple swim itineraries will be refunded on a pro rata basis unless the whole event is cancelled.

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About

Us...

 

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. At the end of the 2021 season a move to North Aberdeenshire opened up more swim and adventure possibilities. 

 

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.

Qualifications:-

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

SLSGB Aquatic first responder first aid trained

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“No lines, no lanes, no limits”

Steven Munatones

 

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