Hello, my name is Colin Campbell and I’m a swim teacher and outdoor swimming coach, currently based in Edinburgh.
I’ve been swimming in lochs, rivers and the sea for as long as I can remember. The first – a nursery day out to Loch Lomond – was little more than a splash, and in the years since I’ve had a thousand more splashes in umpteen lochs and lakes, rivers, canals, ponds and coastal waters.
But it was a back injury in 2013 that got me back into the cold water proper, turning a random recreational hobby into a professional passion.
Since then, I’ve completed my UKCC Level 1 in swim teaching, my SSTQ in swim teaching, and my ASA Level 2 in outdoor swim coaching. In the pool, I teach children up from three years old, as well as adults, ranging from nervous beginners to experienced triathletes.