In 2006 I took a job in Cumbria on a whim. I moved here permanently in 2008 and never looked back. From having never swam outdoors to spending most of my free time in a swimsuit, I absolutely love the diverse opportunities for open water swimming in the Lake District.
As well as being an experienced open water swimmer, I am an experienced walking group leader, qualified under the British Hill Walking Leaders Certificate and now a trainee Hill and Moorland Leader. All activities are insured and risk assessed. I'm a qualified RLSS Open Water Lifeguard, hold a 16hr Outdoor First Aid qualification, and qualified in Royal Life Saving Society Water Safety Group Management to level 3. I'm also proud to be the first Wildlife Safe Adventure Provider in Cumbria.
Back in December 2016 when I set up Suzanna Swims, I had a facebook page with about 50 followers. Things are a bit bigger now and the business went full time in 2018. Kim helps me keep on top of admin. If you send an email she will get back to you in the first instance, especially when I am out swimming.
I cater for all kinds of swimmer except for fast paced ones who might be looking for a training swim. I specialise in sociable, leisurely swims where stopping to look at the view and a nice cup of tea afterwards are the order of the day.
You can keep up with my day to day swims and other activities on instagram. I post all my group swims, social events and courses on facebook, or you can sign up for my monthly newsletter.