Colin Hill is the founder of the Swim Secure™ brand and has played a key role in designing many of the Swim Secure™ products. Colin is an experienced and passionate open water swimming race organiser. In 2012 Colin was voted Open Water Ambassador of the Year by H2Open Magazine (now Outdoor Swimmer) and in 2017 was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
As well as working full time in open water development and event management Colin is a passionate swimmer. He is a successful English Channel Soloist (10 hrs 30 mins), and has competed in swim events around the world. Colin is former World and UK Age Group Champion for 450m Cold Water Swimming, and Colin became the first UK male to officially complete an Ice Mile.
Interesting Colin Fact: Colin appeared on record breakers with Roy Castle as a teenager, setting the record for the fastest time to do 100 eskimo rolls in a kayak.
Jon is Executive Director and looks after the day-to-day running of Swim Secure. He enjoys the variety of working for Swim Secure as well as getting to travel around spreading the safer swimming message. Jon likes meeting our customers and thinks that there isn’t a sports shop or swimming event he hasn’t been to over the last few years.
A swimmer in his youth, these days Jon can more often be found touring warm and remote places on his trusty bicycle.
Interesting Jon Fact: Jon used to work for celebrity chef Simon Rimmer.
Connah is Sales Manager and looks after our wholesale customers. She is the person to speak to if you are interested in becoming a Swim Secure stockist or would like to partner with us for an event. Connah started her Swim Secure life taking our pop-up shop on the road, so if you've seen us at an event, chances are you have met Connah.
On the rare occasions Connah is not working she likes going to the gym, exploring the countryside and anything to do with dogs.
Interesting Connah Fact: Connah is also the model for our bum bag promotional shots.
Tracey deals with sales and customer service, and loves building relationships with our lovely customers. She enjoys working at Swim Secure because she thinks we’re a relaxed bunch who are always willing to help out. Tracey is the most serious swimmer of us all and can be found enjoying the great outdoors up at Lake 32 near Cirencester. You can actually spot Tracey swimming in some of our promotional photos.
When not helping our customers, Tracey is a keen pub-quizzer and photographer. She loves spending time with her grandson Fred and taking her dog for walks across the Cotswolds, sheep permitting.
Interesting Tracey fact: Tracey once swam the entire distance of the Great Barrier Reef…….in Cheltenham College pool.
Lucy heads up the social media and marketing side of things for Swim Secure. She enjoys the work because she gets to see how open water swimming is enjoyed by so many people around the world, and finds interacting with such a diverse group of swimmers uplifting.
When not spreading the word on the socials Lucy enjoys cycling, walking, skiing, scuba diving, travelling and socialising. However, this is easier said than done when a lot of time is spent ferrying her two children around to their numerous sports fixtures.
Interesting Lucy Fact: Lucy can complete the After Eight Challenge in ten seconds.
Priscilla is our Warehouse Manager and loves that her job is so active, with no two hours – let alone two days – the same.
She finds the open water swimming community very welcoming, although being from Ecuador originally she is constantly bemused as to how people can enjoy swimming in the cold British water.
Interesting Priscilla Fact: The word “Priscilled” has passed into office vocabulary meaning something that was once a mess but has been tidied beyond all recognition.
Joe is part of the fulfillment team and helps out with the day-to-day physical tasks of the business. These days he spends as much time in the office chair as out in the warehouse, but still enjoys getting his hands dirty. Joe loves the independence that the role give him as no two tasks are the same.
Interesting Joe Fact: In his spare time Joe enjoys hitting the gym, and can squat the weight of a black bear! (160kg)
Tom works as our warehouse operative and deals with the daily fulfillment for Swim Secure. He finds his role very rewarding and enjoys working with his friendly colleagues. Tom also likes the physical aspect of the job and that he is always busy with different tasks.
When Tom isn't picking and packing orders, he enjoys playing sports, travelling and spending time with his friends and family.
Interesting Tom Fact: Tom has visited the Statue of Liberty....twice!