Made with Sparkle

Based on the Roseland Peninsular, Cornwall

What we do

  • Open Water Coaching
  • Regular drop in endurance swims
  • 1-2-1’s
  • Swim Series: Longer ‘event’ style swims in great locations
  • Functional Strength Training
  • Open water introduction
  • Swim camps


New for 2018, Sunday morning non wetsuit sessions. St Mawes at 08:30, limited numbers, these sessions focus on mindfulness and includes safety cover. Contact us for more information. 


Winter Pool open water training at Polkyth Leisure Centre, St Austell. £78 for a 8 week rolling programme swim entry included. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Spaces are limited and these sessions are very popular. 


1-2-1 Sessions from £30      Private groups POA     Video Analysis POA

About the Coaches

This ‘Open Water Swim’ Journey started some 20 years ago swimming in lakes, rivers, mountain pools and the sea including some exhilarating self guided coasteering trips. You learn about the sea quickly when you jump into frothing swell between rocky outcrops on a cold winters day! 


Head coach Binney has been swimming for as long as she can remember, in various pools throughout Europe and the USA or in the sea on family holidays to Cornwall,  competing to a National Level and represented the British Police Swim Team. Having a brother who represented GB at an Olympic and 2 Commonwealth Games gives a valuable insight into the dedication it takes to become an elite swimmer. 


After many years in the Third Sector, as a CEO in Safety/Risk Education, a career change allowed Binney to revisit her passion for swimming. The In The Wet Stuff concept was developed after watching Alistair Brownlee win Gold in the Triathlon and Keri-Anne Payne narrowly missing out on a Bronze during the 2012 Olympics. Together with Rick they introduced Open Water Swim Coaching into various lakes/quarries in the Midlands. Having qualified as Beach Lifeguards during a cold week in April of 2013, Rick took on the role of Safety Advisor for all open water sessions. 


Within the year Binney had also taken on the role of Head Coach (after working under Mark Perry, Ex-Olympic GB Open Water Coach), coaching the Performance Squad of a Midlands Club, whilst Rick became the club’s first dedicated volunteer Masters Coach. A move to Cornwall in 2016  brought In The Wet Stuff to The Roseland on the South Coast.


Combined experience of coaching swimmers and triathletes young and old from complete newbies to British Age Groupers. They believe that everyone can be taught to swim in the right environment and enjoy the pleasures of swimming whether in a pool, open water wetsuit swimming or skins swimming in the sea, for pleasure, bucket list or competitively. 


Safety is always their number one priority with suitable safety craft/equipment available at all sessions. 


Experience of competing in all sorts of events including pool, lake and sea swim triathlons, with Rick taking on the longer distances of Half (70.3) and Full (140.6) Triathlons.


ASA Level 3 Head Coach                

ASA Level 2 Open Water Coach            

ASA Level 2 Teacher                    

ASA Level 1 Coach                    

ASA Disability Awareness Course

SLSGB Beach Lifeguards 

SLSGB Event Water Safety Manager 

SLSGB Level 2 Coach 

SLSGB DBS Certificates


Functional Strength

Land based general fitness sessions with a focus on functional strength and movement.


Sessions start at 6:30pm at Veryan Sports and Social Club.

Places limited to 12.

Pre booked on a 7 week rolling programme at £38.50 (£5.50 per session)


Drop in places are £8 per session and not always available so please contact to avoid being turned away.

Swim Series 2019

Our swim series are a perfect opportunity to take on a challenging swim without the crowds! Fully guided and supported  with a maximum of 10 swimmers. You will receive appropriate coaching advice at the briefing and throughout. Please note these are not races and you will not be given a time. You will be given the opportunity to enjoy the location and complete the swim without the pressure of a mass start event. Great for those looking for a longer training swim before an event or the wild swimmers amongst you who want a fun and relaxed swim in a fantastic location. If you would like to book please get in touch via


Porthbean to Portscatho  


25th May - Afternoon Swim

1st June - Morning swim 


This swim is around 1800m starting on the small beach under the Driftwood Hotel on the Roseland Peninsular, the swim rounds a headland and finishes along the coast at Portscatho, where we will de-brief over a hot drink and a cake (inc.). Price £15. Ideal training if you have entered Castle 2 Castle or a triathlon or just a great swim . The image behind this text is part of this swim.


St Ives  


22nd June  

21st September


St Ives is blessed with some great beaches. A short walk through the town takes us to the swim start at Porthmeor under the gaze of the Tate Gallery and rounds ‘The Island’  finishing on Porthminster beach where will will celebrate with a hot drink and breakfast (included). £40. 


Hotel Tresanton Breakfast Swim 


29th June - Early morning  (07:00)  


Following consultation and permission from the St Mawes Harbour Master, we have a swim in association with Hotel Tresanton, Beach Club. The swim will take swimmers south east towards the beach near Amsterdam Point, then return. The swim is approximately 1km, due to the permissions in place for this swim, swimmers will need to be able to swim the distance in less than 45 minutes. This swim has only been made possible by The Harbour Master at St Mawes. It is not recommended that you take this swim on yourselves or swim amongst boats generally. The swim will finish with a Bacon/Veggie Roll and Hot Drink at The Beach Club, Hotel Tresanton. £17:50  


St Michael’s Mount 


24th and 27th July Morning swim.


An iconic Cornish location in Mount’s Bay off of the beach at Marizion. This challenging swim of around 1.2 miles circumnavigates the Mount and finishes with a breakfast roll and hot drink (included) £40.


Penberth Cove to Porthcurno  


7th September  


The adventure starts with a cliff path walk from the Car Park at Porthcurno. The walk of around 1.2 miles offers stunning views of the swim route. The swim sets off from this picturesque cove (used in the filming of Poldark) you will traverse the coast below high cliffs before passing between the Great Goular and Logans Rock. You will be treated to a fantastic view of the bay that has to be one of the finest beach spots in the world. The famous Minack Theatre greets your return sitting high on the cliff above the beach   The swim takes in the whole bay and measures around 1.5 miles. The iconic location makes it all the more magical and will include  a breakfast roll & hot drink at the Beach Cafe. £40