JIM READ [UK]
Certified Ocean Walker Technique Coach (L1)
STA L2 Award Swimming Teacher
Jim Read born 7th Feb 1987, Mechanical engineer for 14 years, had a freak accident while at work and suffered multiple vertebrae fractures, multiple prolapsed discs, and spinal cord compression.
Jim learned how to walk again once feeling was gained back into his legs and was advised to book in to see Adam Walker in 2018 for his first Ocean Walker Technique lesson. Jim went from struggling to walk and swimming one length of a 30m pool to taking on a 10km lake district swim / Coniston end to end / English Channel relay and Jersey to France relay. Jim now swims effortlessly with zero pain in his lower back and has his sights set on a Jersey to France 2way attempt and an English Channel solo attempt in 2022 / 2023 thanks to the Ocean Walker Technique.
As a qualified Ocean Walker Technique coach, Jim is available for 1-1 lessons at the Ocean Walker Academy in Lincolnshire and you will also find him supporting Adam Walker on Ocean Walker swim camps Worldwide.
- 10k Open Water Swim - Lake District
- Coniston End to End
- English Channel Relay
- Jersey to France Channel Relay
BOOKING A LESSON WITH JIM
All abilities welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or advanced.
The lesson will take place in an indoor heated endless pool (like a running machine for swimming).
If you have not had a session with an Ocean Walker Technique coach before, then you will require a STARTER SESSION as your first booking (see LESSONS page for further information on what this means).
STARTER SESSION - THE WORKS (5HRS)
This session takes you through each stage that builds up the Ocean Walker Technique so you learn how to position your body more efficiently in the water and how to use core muscles to power your swim.
This will give you a lot to work with following your session, but we do always recommend a follow-up once you have had chance to put what you have learned to practice in your own time.
STARTER SESSION - MINI (3HRS)
Working through the stages and positioning to get you started with the Ocean Walker Technique (requires follow-up sessions).
If you have had a lesson with one of our OWT coaches before or participated an Ocean Walker Swim Camp, then this is a good option to continue your progression.
SWIMMING LESSON (1HR)
Learn other swim techniques such as BREASTSTROKE and BACKSTROKE.
Also good as a regular follow-up session option in the Ocean Walker Technique.