Consulting - Open Water Swimming

Colin, Director of Colin Hill Swims, is an experienced and visionary open water swimming race organiser

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If you are looking for an experienced open water swimming expert in mass participation swims, international elite races, or working with the media then please get in touch. 

Consultancy experience includes:

  • Technical Operations Manager for the Olympic Games Marathon Swimming, London 2012.
  • FINA (World Governing Body) Open Water Consultant 2013 to 2021.
  • Swim Serpentine (London Marathon) Swim Director 2016/17/18/19/21 
  • Technical Operations Manager for Glasgow 2018 European Open Water Swimming Championships - British Swimming.
  • Great North Swim 2008 and the Great Swim Series 2009 - 2011
  • International Winter Swimming Association - Board Member 
Talks and announcing include:

  • Red Bull Neptune Steps 2018 & 2019 - Announcer for the extreme open water swimming event
  • FINA World Swimming Conference, Doha
  • FINA World Swimming Championships, KAZAN
  • Rio, Olympic Games, Event promoters meeting
  • Swim Serpentine, water safety briefings for over 6000 swimmers
  • Kendal Mountain [FILM] Festival, Outdoor Swimming Session host
Event experience include:

  • Founder & Director of Chillswim - open water swim event company (2012 - 2019)
  • Founder & Director of Swim Secure - water safety products - (2013 - 2017)
  • Founder Ullswater Swim Place - open water coaching, guiding and Endless Pool video analysis 2019 to present 

  • International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee (Administration of Open Water Swimming) 
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame - Irving Davids Cast Roger Wheeler Award (Contributors to the Administration of Open Water Swimming)
  • International Ice Swimming Hall of Fame inductee 2023