I’m Claire and it is my role to coach, teach, but most of all inspire anyone who visits us to enjoy the water, understand how the human body can get through the water in the easiest way possible.
As a child, I was a competitive swimmer, training six maybe seven times a week, including mornings before school and most weekends. I’ve experienced swim tours in Germany, Ireland and competed all around the UK as a child and teenager.
After a gap from pool competitive swimming of about 20 years, I discovered open water swimming in 2013. I entered the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere completing my first open water mile, then in 2014, 2 miles, in 2015 I did 5K and I worked my way up to a 10k in 2016. I didn’t even dream of opening my swim school back then. Now we enter the GNS as a family every year and my little people will be doing their half miles this year (2021), 30 years sooner than I did!! This is what makes me happy. Sharing my experience, passion and desire to challenge myself and achieve different things.
A change in career was needed for me in 2018 so I decided that sharing my Endless pool with the next generation of outdoor swimmers, triathletes, club swimmers or even just teaching little people to float on a lilo, this was the way forward!
Swim Mastery swim coaching is like nothing else offered in the UK. Swim Mastery is a community of swimmers who share professional development, it is nothing like the way I learnt to swim 40 years ago. I spent several weeks learning the techniques in Alicante, Spain over a few years. I am really passionate that this strategy makes complete sense and is biomechanically favourable for the swimmer.
Here is a sample of the fun and the smiles we have as a family, all thanks to the confidence we have in the water.