Having grown up on the South Coast of England, I have come to see the world’s open water as my idyllic place of escape, tranquillity and where I never fail to feel at my happiest. I have spent a lot of my life swimming, sailing and paddle boarding and believe that these are joys in life and nature that deserved to be enjoyed, rather than feared, by anyone no matter where in the world they are.

For many across the world, open water is relied upon for survival but remains a source of anxiety and fear. The work SwimTayka undergoes to teach those living in disadvantaged communities to love and respect the water surrounding them through lessons on drowning prevention and environmental stewardship is of great inspiration to me, and a cause I feel privileged to be a part of.

I have previously produced written articles and campaigns surrounding the importance of the conservation of our environment and sustainability. I have also worked for a variety of charities helping raise funds to support the causes that matter most but are not recognised across the world as widely as they deserve to be.

My greatest passions revolve around bringing a positive change to the world and those whose lives are less fortunate than others. I am excited for the future of SwimTayka as the team work together to carry out projects across the world, teaching as many as possible living in waterside communities to live in assurance rather than continuous fear.