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The Swim Sistas Story

by Jeffa

Welcome to Swim Sistas! The lil’ Sista of Surf Sistas!

Our Story

You might think we’re mostly hunting waves, but we equally love our open water swimming. On flat summer days there’s nothing more inviting than hopping in the sea in our swimmers for a refreshing dip. Surfing and Swimming take us to all sides of the coastline, experiencing all that our home, Cornwall, has to offer.

Swim Sistas evolved organically from our Surf Sistas retreats, which we’ve been running since 2003. We’ve helped women access surfing spaces, build ocean confidence and start love affairs of their own with surfing.

We enjoy what we do so much at Surf Sistas, that we wanted to offer women the same opportunities for open water Swimming. And in 2021 along came Swim Sistas, running our first ever Wild Swimming Retreat in Cornwall!

Our Offering

We now run swimming retreats in Cornwall and Ibiza. More locations coming soon! (watch this space).

Whether you’re a casual dipper, first time swimmer in the sea or looking to plug some distance, we run retreats with experienced swim coaches for all abilities.

These course are designed to give you the confidence and knowledge to make the most of sea swimming in a fun and safe way.

As well as exploring the coastline seeking out tidal pools and tranquil swim spots there’s a lot we offer on our swimming retreats including tailored small group tuition, analysis on stroke technique, swim forecasting, longer 2km swims, hikes to hidden coves, sunset dips and more.

We tailor our retreat itineraries to the location we are in. In Cornwall expect wood-fired saunas, Yoga and breathwork sessions on the clifftops, whereas in Ibiza you can find us Island hopping, cycling to swim spots, and taking in epic sunsets in secluded coves.

Find out more about our retreats by clicking one of the images below.