your Swim guide

About Emma MacDonald

Emma’s early years in Australia fostered a love of swimming and 10 years ago she decided to turn her passion into a career. She set up Swim Dynamics and has since coached thousands of swimmers from complete beginners to age group triathletes. It was during Covid that Emma saw how much of an impact not being able to swim was having on people. As soon as the local lido opened up (unheated) Emma started running cold water swim sessions and they were so popular that every session was sold out for weeks! In 2022 Emma and her husband John moved back to Mull with their two boys and set up Wild Hebridean Swimming.

Emma believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn how to swim without fear of judgement or intimidation. She is passionate about breaking down barriers so that people of all ages, at different life stages and from diverse backgrounds, can learn how to swim and enjoy the benefits that swimming provides.

Wild Hebridean Swimming

Based on the Isle of Mull

 3 and 5 night cold water dipping and guided swim retreats year round in the seas, lochs and fairy pools of Mull and Iona. 

  • Accommodation that sleeps up to 14 in a range of room options
  • Private chef preparing nutritious and delicious local produce
  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • Spacious kitchen and lounge with log burners
  • Wood-fired garden hot tub
  • Yoga and massage on site

Swim Dynamics

Based in England

Whether you are looking to learn to swim, improve your swimming technique, join a swimming community or try something new, there is a swim session for you.

  • 1-2-1 and Group Technique Coaching – St Albans School, Inspire Luton Sports Village
  • Cold Water Introduction -Woburn Lido, Letchworth Outdoor Pool
  • Beginners Introduction to Open Water – Box End Park
  • Speed, Endurance and Skills Development – All venues except Woburn Lido
  • Adult Learn Frontcrawl Courses – St Albans School, Woburn Lido