Become your best self

Open water swimming coaching for all levels of fitness and experience. With over 1000 hours ocean experience and 500 miles in some of the meanest weather the UK has to offer, I am able to impart my knowledge and skill set to help you gain open water swimming confidence and stand toe to toe with anything mother nature throws out on race day or whatever.


As The Open Water Swimming Coach, I work with swimmers at all levels to further their open water swimming experience.


I run courses throughout the year. These courses are designed to help you focus on key areas of open water swimming. Great for boosting your current swimming regime.

Swim Safaris

Adventure Swimming for the whole family. Something for all ages and abilities. For the brave and those with a sense of humour each Safari is unique and offers a challenge no matter what your level of Open Water Swimming


My humble musings on life, my experience with recovery, and open water swimming.

Mat Hawkes

My journey. From promising young athlete, to rock bottom addiction, to open water salvation.