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Lead skipper / Owner
Stewart took over Loch Swim Alba in 2019. Having worked within the outdoor industry as an instructor, a professional seafarer as well as a water rescue professional, this progression to running his own business was natural. His true love for the water and passion for the intricate details of water safety and rescue are evident in his ever growing portfolio of qualifications as an advanced powerboat instructor, water safety management instructor and first aid instructor to name but a few. Whilst we realise these are important and legally required in the case of skippering the vessel, Stewart also has a huge amount of real life experience in, on and around the water. In the past few years he has piloted over 50 successful swims in Scotland. As the main contact for Loch Swim Alba it is Stewart who will help you and provide any information needed to arrange your swim.
Crew / Water rescue technician
Alan is our main crew member. Not only holding powerboat qualifications but specialising in water rescue. Alan comes from a strong whitewater background, bringing all his water rescue skills and knowledge into the company.
As the marketing and media wiz, Jodi is not only the one behind our marketing but also our inhouse photographer. Jodi is available to professionally document your amazing day in images and videos. As an outdoor instructor Jodi occasionally steps in as crew also.
As the original founder of Loch Ness Swim and owner of Ipowerboat ltd, Ryan specialises in the teaching of commercial skippers. With a great working relationship Stewart occasionally teaches for Ryan and Ryan occasionally skippers for Stewart.
Crew / Support
Despite working full time as a paediatric nurse, Rachel is somehow still able to provide all the support to keep Stewart going. In a previous life as a paddlesport instructor and powerboat skipper she gained a good knowledge of the water environment. Rachel occasionally crews when it fits around her shifts.
Our four legged companion sometimes makes an appearance at the finish line to cheer in the swimmers at the end to celebrate their success, unfortunately as he is scared of the water he does so from a safe and splash free distance.