Head Coach

Fenwick Mark Ridley

Over 19 years teaching and coaching swimming in the UK and abroad.


Swim England Open Water Coach

STA Open Water Coach

Cold Water Coach

RLSS Open Water Lifeguard  

Blueseventy Ambassador 

Marathon Swimmer

Adventure Swimmer 

Cold/Ice Water Swimmer 

Training For IceMile 

RLSS Pool Lifeguard


Swims Done, Entered & Claims: 

  • Swam/walk/fell from Newcastle to Kielder up the north Tyne clocking 60+ miles on an adventure swim.

  • Swam across proglacier Lake Hooker at 0.3*c with Icebergs in New Zealand 

  •  14 lakes, loughs, tarns completed in the Lake District

  • Completed Newcastle To Kielder Up The North Tyne 60+ miles

  • RedBull Neptune Steps 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Won 2x 1st places @ Scottish Winter Swimming Championships

  • Coast 2 Coast Swimming Spots Following Roman Wall

  • 10K Swim Personal Best 2hr 16min 

  • Completed over ten 10k marathon swim events

  • Completed too many 3.8k swim events

  • In 2017 swam just under 400 mile in open water


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