Whether you're a complete beginner to open water, an intermediate or experienced wild swimmer, sessions are tailored to your aspirations.
From acclimatisation techniques to learning how to risk assess conditions and the environment to developing stroke efficiency and advanced open water skills, I deliver sessions with a holistic learner centred ethos within a supportive environment. This can be a coaching session, guided wild swim in beautiful Argyll waters or both.
Sessions are offered across Argyll for individuals or small groups. I also collaborate with Fyne Sea Tours to offer weekly wild swim adventures by boat, departing from Portavadie and Tarbert.
Sessions from dry land will typically last from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on weather conditions and the individual. The session will include a theoretical based beginning and what I call a "soft start transition" on dry land before anything between 15 to 30 minutes in the water (could be longer, depending on the swimmer and conditions) followed by an integrated recovery on dry land and plenary.
For the guided wild swim adventures by boat on Loch Fyne, the tours last for about two hours with anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour in the water, depending on conditions and the individual.
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Welcome to Swim - Dan the Merman - Argyll. I am Dan Coyle and I operate as an open water swim coach and wild swim guide in the beautiful Argyll and The Isles area of Scotland. Based in the heart of Argyll in Cairnbaan, I offer high quality professional open water swim coaching and guided wild swimming experiences for all abilities across this stunning and uniquely corrugated landscape, the "adventure coast" of Scotland.
If you’d like to explore majestic west coast waters for a guided wild swim with RLSS open water safety cover, join a class to learn/relearn front crawl and open water skills or book a bespoke coaching experience, why not join me to immerse your senses in the pristine waters of the Argyll Hope Spot - a unique marine protected scenic area and first of its kind in Scotland and the U.K.
My approach to my craft is holistic, people-centred and developmental. I get a real kick out of empowering individuals to thrive as wild swimmers and explore the stunning waters of Argyll & the isles safely.
Into the wild. Into the water.