Mike specialises in confidence and competence building in open water, particularly in rough conditions.
Mike also teaches adult 1 to 1 sessions for Nuffield Health at the Liverpool Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, a very clean and quiet 25m pool.
Get in touch to arrange a session - firstname.lastname@example.org
TESTIMONIAL - Claire:
"I took up swimming after injury forced retirement from competitive running. Having done well in a pool I decided to have a go at outdoor swimming and failed dramatically having a huge panic attack. Not wanting to be put off I continued trying but never got very far due to fear.
I started having open water swimming lessons at Liverpool Watersports Centre with Mike.
I could easily swim over a mile in the pool but could barely swim 50 m outdoors without descending into panic.
Mike was hugely patient with me and used techniques such as a bungee tow system to build my confidence so that I could see where I was going below the surface of the water and also know that I was fully supported. He reassured me when I did panic and allowed me to take things at my own pace, helping me to feel in control of the situation.
Over the weeks I built up my distance and learnt to swim independently - without the tow system.
I am now able to swim over 2km comfortably - even without a wetsuit which is something I thought I would never hear myself say!
I would highly recommend Mike to anyone who wanted to improve their technique, to build their confidence or to conquer fears!"
Mike is an Open Water Swimming Coach, STA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, BCU & ISKGA Advanced Sea Kayak Guide, RYA Safety Boat, Level 2 Powerboat, Day Skipper, Rescue 3 White Water Technician, MLTA Mountain Leader, RLSS Level 3 National Water Safety Management Plan, QTS and PGCE.