Swimming Plans for 2024
Hello. I'm James. I'm an outdoor swim coach based in Fife, Scotland.
If you're anything like me, over the New Year you've started planning your swimming adventures for the year ahead. Those plans and thoughts will be different for everyone.
You might want to try open water swimming (or dipping) for the first time but you're not sure where to start.
Front crawl might be a challenge for you - maybe you get out of breath and tired easily or you just want to swim faster
Perhaps you've booked (or you want to book) a triathlon or an open-water swim event for later in the year and you want to make sure you are prepared.
Whatever it is I can help. Have a look below at the session I offer and then send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. James
My new gift vouchers are now available and they make brilliant presents whatever the occasion.
They are available at a cost to suit your purse and they can go towards the cost of open water or pool coaching sessions. Just check out my different sessions above.
This is a birthday voucher but I can adapt them for mother's day, anniversaries, father's day, wedding days, bar mitzvahs or any other event.
Just send me an email to James@roundtheislandswimcoaching.co.uk
Outdoor Swim Coaching in Fife
I'm a friendly, outdoor swim coach based at Lochore Meadows and Silver Sands Beach in Aberdour in Fife, Scotland. With open water and pool coaching qualifications and four years of my own experiences, my goal is to help you make the most of your wild swimming or if you are new to it, introduce you safely and comfortably.
The sessions I offer are explained below. Send me an email to find out more or if you have any questions.
This is very much a social event for folk who want to keep up their outdoor swimming throughout the winter. I will be in the yellow 'custard' kayak for safety and to spur you on.
The amount of time in the water will depend on the water temperature and the weather conditions.
Bring a hot drink and a choccy biscuit to eat during the post-swim chat.
The cost is £13 per swim with a maximum of seven swimmers (minimum of three). You should be able to swim front crawl or breaststroke and have your own wetsuit.
Click here to email me to find out more about my group sessions.
Time to suit you.
I can provide tailored 1-1 swim coaching to meet your needs, whether that's in the pool or outdoors.
If you want an introduction to cold water swimming, regular cold immersion dips, or improving your swimming technique, I can help.
The water is refreshingly cold at this time of year and swimming in it can be a challenge. But it is also very rewarding and can be extremely beneficial for your mental and physical health.
Individual Session - £45
Block of 4 Sessions - £160
Click here to email me.
Swim Event Training
More details to come
These sessions will give you confidence as you head toward your next swimming event.
I will give you advice on the equipment you will need for the day, familiarising yourself with the swim course and tips for relaxing before the swim to make it more enjoyable.
You will practice swimming close to other people, turning around buoy markers, mass starts and sighting.
I have taken part in swim events around the UK and can share my experiences with you.
Cost - TBA
Send me an email if you're interested
Tuesdays, Thursdays + Saturdays
I run weekly coaching sessions on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at Lochgelly High School Pool. Group session and 1-1's are available. Group sessions last an hour and you will be grouped in a lane of 4 swimmers of similar ability to you. Sessions will focus on improving technique to help with your open-water swimming, helping you to develop endurance and speed in the water.
The group sessions are available in blocks of 4 consecutive weekly sessions throughout the winter.
The cost is £48 for a block of 4 one hour group sessions (ad hoc sessions are £15 each).
I also have 1-1 sessions available but these vary in price according to the duration - email me to find out more.
Send me an email if you're keen or interested.
Join me for a fabulous day out in the Trossachs to swim at the beautiful Loch Chon.
Treat yourself to swimming in one of the best outdoor swims in Scotland.
I'll be alongside you in the yellow kayak for safety and to carry all the kit. I will bring some wood so we can have a fire to help us warm up and maybe toast some marshmallows.
Bring some lunch, a hot drink and some warm layers to put on afterwards.
Cost - £95
Send me an email to book.
Swimming Blog from 'Round the Island'
Ideas and tips for safe open water swimming.