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Kate Foster

A brilliant Wild swim weekend with fab hosts Rich and Mel. Attention to every detail was made made from exciting experiences, will never forget the beach side sauna! To home cooked food and flowers in our rooms, thank you! Kate F

Tracey Skyrme

Sometimes you’re not sure you want to do something until you do it! This weekend was one of those 😊 if you have wanted to try wild swimming or stretch yourself a bit more - this is the weekend for you. From the moment I arrived I felt welcome and safe. Rich and Mel welcome you like family and proudly show you the beautiful Studland and surrounding areas.
The food is amazing, the itinerary for all levels and you can do as much or as little as you like. I also met an amazing group of people who I know will be friends for life.
A magical weekend and one that I will always remember 😍

Sarah Bull

I have just had a fantastic weekend in Dorset with The Wild Swimming Co. I came alone with a little anxiety but no need.
Mel & Rich were super-welcoming and approachable from the start and great hosts, guides & safety crew throughout the weekend. Made lots of great new friends and had some beautiful swims - one with a surprise sea sauna, sunset, sunrise, Old Harry (with guest appearance from Ron the Seal) finished off on Sunday with a fabulous swim in Swanage harbour. The accommodation was perfectly situated only a quick dash from Studland beach. The food was fantastic - plentiful, all home prepared and cooked by Mel & Laura. Thank you everyone. I would love to do another one.

Katherine Judkins

Highly recommend! Rich and Mel have created something pretty special and I had an amazing time. Great to experience something new whilst feeling completely looked after, delicious cake too!

Jayne Mace

Just had a wonderful weekend with these guys and am already planning another trip later in the year! Food was lovely and plentiful. The house was perfectly located and the swims were brilliant! I can’t wait till next time!!

Sue Swiss

Easy to find, comfortable accommodation. Rich&,Mel were super relaxed and organised to manage such a varied group of people. Both with swimming & food requirements.
Swimming was well managed for all abilities and fun. Learn new skills and made new friends
Recommend them

Pip Thomas

What a fabulous opportunity to test yourself, and your ability with an incredible pair of trainers / coaches ( what do you call yourselves) while being held in a safe space and supported by likeminded loons ;) x a highly recommended swimming retreat ❤️

Anna James

Very anxious not knowing what to expect over the 3 days. No real experience of sea swimming and my hopes were to learn lots of useful information.
From the very beginning Rich and Mel were very welcoming . We had a varied programme which depends on sea conditions. My favourite ones were the sunset dip and the Swanage bay swim. The food was really good and plentiful, the cakes after the swims need a special mention.
Mel Rich and Laura worked so hard all weekend and coped really well with dietary requirements and differing swimming abilities.
It was great to meet other Ladies and hear their experiences
I would recommend the retreat to anyone wanting to experience sea swimming and learn more about it

Monika Mizzi

Thank you to everyone for a fabulous few days of wild swimming in Dorset. Never felt better 👌❤️🤗🏊‍♀️

Melissa Dollimore

Most awesome weekend with The Wild Swimming Co! Off the coast of Dorset, open water challenges, hike and even seals came to investigate our presence at Old Harry’s Rocks. Great food, social setting, amazing food fuelled our daily swims in the sea. Highly recommend, it’s up there in the top 10 of experiences of my 57 years on this earth ❤️

Rebbeca Fox

Had an amazing weekend in Dorset with super hosts who made sure we were well looked after!

Experienced professionals who provided a genuine warm and friendly welcome which remained throughout the swim retreat weekend. Extraordinary sunset swim which was quite magical. A good challenge out to Old Harry Rocks which resulted in a real sense of achievement. Being in a group is encouraging to keep an eye out for each other and to support one another. Excellent cake (and granola) provided which is the cherry on the top. A fab experience. Thank you.

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