TeamSelkie Bios – Sam McNair

#TEAMSELKIE  4th December 2018

I’m Sam, I’m 56 and I live Tennessee! I’m in pretty good shape now, but before my fiftieth birthday, I was overweight, hypertensive, and motivationally challenged. In 2013, a swim coach friend convinced me that swimming could get me back on track. He coached me, trained alongside me, and got me ready to compete at […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Katia Vastiau

#TEAMSELKIE  27th November 2018

I’m Katia, I’m still 45 for a bit and I’ve lived in Oxford for the past 22 years. I only learned to swim when I was 10, but I was hooked straight away and at the age of 14 I joined a large club in Brussels and went on to swim for Belgium between 1987 and […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Alina Warren

#TEAMSELKIE  15th November 2018

My name is Alina Warren and I’m 25. I grew up in Shropshire, a little landlocked and a world away from the watery life I lead now. I have lived in Aberystwyth, off the coast of West Wales for around 7 years, much more suitable for sea training! Facebook – Alina Warren Twitter – @AlinaRWarren […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Andrew Horsfall-Turner

#TEAMSELKIE  13th November 2018

  Hi. I’m Andrew, I’m 24 and live in Swansea, Wales.   Twitter – andrewht1 Facebook – Andrew Horsfall-Turner Instagram – Andrew_h_t   What is is about open water swimming that gets you? I feel alive being physically active and embracing the outside. The biggest passion I have is for outdoor swimming which I do […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Craig Robertson

#TEAMSELKIE  6th November 2018

I’m Craig, I just turned 50 and I live in Weybridge , in Surrey. Twitter –  @recordmirror Facebook – Craig Robertson Instagram @craigsrobertson What makes me feel alive? With open water swimming it’s the lack of boundaries, it’s free, natural and has no rules, this can not be said of many things in 2018. It can […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Zoe Tridgell

#TEAMSELKIE  30th October 2018

I’m Zoe, I’m 28 and I live in Buckinghamshire. I am a bonafide water baby and look for any excuse to be in the water.   As Van Morrison says “smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly”.    Facebook – Zoe Tridgell   What excites you about swimming?  For some, swimming is […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Becky Horsbrugh

#TEAMSELKIE  22nd October 2018

I’m Becky, I’m 49 and I live in London. I am a swimmer and a swim teacher too. I work as a journalist but I spend a lot of my spare time working and supporting drowning prevention programmes and schemes.   Facebook – Becky Horsbrugh Twitter – @BeckyRLH Instagram – @beckyrlh What is it about the water […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Di Heelas

#TEAMSELKIE  16th October 2018

I’m Di, I’m 46 and I live near Oxford. I’m a mum and I love swimming outdoors  and all things watery. Facebook – Di Heelas Instagram – @diheelas   What do you love about swimming and the water? Swimming gives me the space to catch my breath. I love the solitude but also the friendship […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Stuart Hacker

#TEAMSELKIE  8th October 2018

My name is Stuart Hacker, I’m 41, I live near Northampton and  I have a healthy obsession with Open Water swimming! I swam competitively as a boy and rediscovered my love of the sport 5 years ago. Twitter – @Shacker1 Facebook – @StuChannelswim (Stu Hackers Channel Swim) Instagram –  shacker77 What is it about open […]

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TeamSelkie Bios – Mollie Pearse

#TEAMSELKIE  2nd October 2018

I’m Mollie, I’m 32 and I live in London. I am all about mountains, nature and outdoor spaces. I will be somewhere between work and planning an adventure and always within a fabulous tribe of people. Twitter – @molliepearse Facebook  – Mollie Anna Pearse Instagram – Molliep123 What excites me about swimming? I feel most […]

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