Open Water Swimming Mastery

Open Water Swimming Mastery was created by Australian, 7-time World Marathon Swimming Champion, Shelley Taylor-Smith to ensure you have an enjoyable open water swimming experience. Whether you are a novice or professional competitor; an open water newbie, marathon or English Channel swimmer; masters athlete or triathlete; we want you to achieve your potential and perform like a Champion.  You know when you are looking to master your skills and want to find the best techniques to improve your performance but don’t know who to believe?

Well what we do is methodically go from start to finish, pre-race and post race preparation including nutrition, hydration, equipment and race day techniques and strategies to provide you with the correct tips and tools guaranteed to turn your love-hate relationship around for all things open water!

This means you can get involved in truly learning the so-called “Champion Secrets”; eliminating your fear and boosting your confidence so you do not run the risk of showing up at your next Open Water Swimming event full of nerves, unprepared and wishing you stayed at home in bed.

Services we provide:

The Best of Open Water Swimming

I know that there is so much to learn in Open Water Swimming that it can be very hard to know where to start.

So I am making it simple for you; giving you the best advice and solutions providing a resource library with:

  • Articles with the up-to-date information on techniques and tools
  • Interviews to learn from the World’s Best open water swimmers and triathletes
  • Videos teaching the skills that you must acquire to better your next performance

It is my number one goal to turn your turn your ‘love-hate’ relationship of open water around with you becoming a passionate open water swimmer, begging for more than chlorine and that black line.

Welcome to my passionate world of OWS… and trust you enjoy everything it has to offer…  here at