Short swimming sessions helping you get into the water. Various locations across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. You can book a one-to-one session, bring a friend or book onto a group session. They are designed to help you find your way into the water in a relaxed and safe environment. These sessions are not swimming lessons, you need to be able to swim and be happy treading water.


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Swimming half-day or full-day adventures and experiences. Various locations. Book a one-to-one session, bring a friend or book onto a group session. A chance to explore swimming spots and locations. Swim down a river, walk to a secluded swim spot or enjoy a dip in unusual swimming spots. Discover some of Ella’s favourite swimming spots and swim some of Ella’s special swim journeys.


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Join special event swims. Look at the event calendar and book a place. Make a flower crown before plunging into the water to swim like a water nymph. Take part in a riverside yoga class and then float on your back to finish off your immersion in nature. Love cake, how about a swim followed by afternoon tea? These little events will be listed throughout the year, ensure you’re signed up to the newsletter to be the first to know.


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Always wanted to swim through the arch at Durdle Door in Dorset? Or how about swim down the river Thames and stop for a pub lunch? Maybe you have spotted a patch of water you want to explore. Want to treat a friend, group or buy a special swim gift? Let Dip Advisor put together a package just for you.





Life in and out of the water

Ella Foote is a journalist, writer, editor and year-round outdoor swimmer. She has over a decade of experience leading high performing editorial and communication teams, has written for national newspapers and magazines, been interviewed on popular podcasts and appeared on radio and television. Ella speaks at a range of events, telling watery tales, sharing adventure, discussing body image issues and mental health hot topics. She strives to break down barriers, challenge ideas and champions just doing it anyway. The love of swimming and storytelling takes her all over the country, meeting a variety of people, from all different backgrounds. Whether you are a school, community group, business or running an event - Ella's experience from life in and out of the water can motivate, inspire, energise and entertain all kinds of audiences.

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"I’ve been a fan of Ella’s for some time and invited her to talk the team about how we can challenge ourselves in order to inspire new creative thinking. Everyone loved her warmth, easy manner and passion."
Zoe Collins, Chief Content Officer, Jamie Oliver Ltd
"Ella was engaging and inspirational, as well as being friendly, approachable and funny. She is a gifted story teller, while drawing on hilarious personal anecdotes and using these to deliver uplifting messages."
Bex Knight, Events Coordinator, Girlguiding

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