C'mon in, the water's open



Paul Gardner is an experienced Open Water coach and swimmer  He is a current British Triathlon Federation Level II coach, (Open Water) and Ironman Certified Coach. His coaching has been built from exposure to Tower 42, Adam Walker and BTF Performance Partner Swim Smooth whose methods he combines


He has competed individually all over the world and has captained his GB Age Group team at the Vancouver and Hamburg world championships as well competing twice at Dublin and Eilat in the European Sprint Championships. Amongst other things he is Technical swim coach at Hillingdon Triathletes, Head Coach (Performance) for Team Lovetri and is ex board member for Triathlon England


Paul specialises in optimising technique to the individual's abilities to ensure a confident and relaxed time in the water.  Especially effective with novices and nervous swimmers as well as performance athletes.

Rebecca Sore has been swimming Open Water since 2004, competing many times for Great Britiain Triathlon Age Group and always finishing top 20.  


She has completed 3 Ironmans and was part of the womens Sprint Open Team Relay champions in 2012.  Its fair to say she prefers training and racing the longer distances!


She is a British Triathlon Federation Level I coach with many years experience in group coaching at all levels.


You'll find her fun, enthuisastic and excellent with lively groups wanting to improve and compete effectively or even just to finish comfortably.


She's also partial to a post swim cup of tea, or pre swim for that matter, anytime in fact.




At Swimwerkx you'll find our approach fits you because we remember our first nervous steps into swimming and open water.  


You'll get more than the usual one stroke fits all approach, and we can help you understand everything from hand position to breathing to the latest thinking about that elusive catch and pull.


A lesson is as long as we think you're having fun, and we usually film you pre and post swim and whether you book one or more sessions you'll get a personalised email reminding you of what you learnt.  All coaches are fully OW insured and are CRB | DBS checked.


Our guarantee?  if you feel that you've learnt nothing or are not more confident getting out of the water than when you got in then there's no charge, or the next one is on us.  We like you to leave happy!






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