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Would you like to try swim a stretch of river or lake with confidence?

Do you have a new challenge for your open water swimming that you need help with? 

Coaching can offer you a variety of safe guided swims in beautiful and tranquil spots along the Thames and Cherwell rivers in Oxfordshire.

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Having swum competitively in her youth and a regular pool swimmer, Kath has always been at home in water, but it wasn't until participating in Lock to Lock swim events in the Thames that a love of open water swimming led to the desire to share her experience with others then becoming an open water coach with the STA Open Water Coaching Level 2 course run by the inspiring Olympian and open water swimming supporter Keri-anne Payne.


Kath can customise a swim session for you – whether it's a first time in cold water, or open water or a technique freshener.


Introduction to open water swimming, with safe and guided sessions aimed at getting you into the river or lake for first timers in open water.


Guided swims in a variety of open water venues of your choice, such as a lake, or the Cherwell or Thames rivers for dips or longer swims.


Sessions looking at improving your stroke and open water techniques in a safe lake or river spot.


A swimmers weekend offer, overnighting at Heyford House B&B with two guided swims.

Get in touch via email kathfothers@gmail.com or the contact form below and see you in the river.

Swimming in open water, whether a dip or a longer swim, is a complete re-set for your body and mind…

a tonic for your whole being.