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About SwimWild

Meet the SwimWild Team

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Established in 2018, SwimWild is a small business in the Scottish Highlands owned and run by Alice Goodridge.

Alice is an accomplished long-distance and ice swimmer and author of Swimming Wild in Scotland – A guide to over 100 Scottish river, loch and sea swimming spots, published in 2023 by Vertebrate Publishing.

With over a decade of unrivalled experience organising and leading swimming holidays and events, as well as teaching and coaching in the pool and open water, SwimWild offers a range of relaxing retreats, exciting adventure holidays, community events and coaching workshops in Cairngorms National Park and around Scotland’s mainland & islands.

At SwimWild, we love winter swimming and breaking the ice on our local lochs just as much as we love exploring turquoise waters and remote beaches in the summer. Winter swimming is now a big part of what we do, with our popular Cairngorms Winter Retreats, SwimWild WinterFest and the IWSA Scottish Winter Swimming Championships among our recent winter offerings.

It is important to note that SwimWild is NOT a big company offering hundreds of trips and events each year. Instead, we specialise in providing a small number of exceptional experiences for swimmers and love creating events that bring the wonderful swimming community together. We can’t wait for you to join us!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ! 

SwimWild is taking a break from running trips/retreats/events and workshops until later in 2024 due to Alice being on maternity leave.

**The SwimWild shop will continue to operate over this time. We aim to ship all orders within 2 working days (print-on-demand items may take longer). For any shop related enquiries please contact Fiona at shop@swimwilduk.com  

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Alice Goodridge - Founder of SwimWild

Meet the founder

Alice Goodridge

Alice is an accomplished long-distance swimmer and swimming coach with years of experience introducing swimmers to the joys of swimming outdoors and helping people to achieve their goals.

About Alice

Meet the team

Founder, Head of Adventures, Head Coach & Guide

Alice Goodridge

Founder, Head of Adventures, Head Coach & Guide
Swim Guide, Ice Swimmer & Admin Assistant

Becca Harvey

Swim Guide, Ice Swimmer & Admin Assistant
Shop Manager & Local Swim Group Coordinator

Fiona Hawkins

Shop Manager & Local Swim Group Coordinator

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Swimming Wild in Scotland Guidebook

A guide to over 100 Scottish river, loch and sea swimming spots, written by SwimWild’s Alice Goodridge!

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