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Established in 2018, Beyond the Water is a small business based in Aviemore in the heart of the Scottish Highlands owned and operated by Sarah Wiseman. 


With just shy of two decades of unrivalled experience planning, developing and delivering training programmes for swimmers ranging in age from 3 years through to adults, from beginners through to competitive swimming, as well as professional qualifications and consultancy in the Cairngorm National Park, around Scotland’s mainland and islands and the rest of the UK and Channel Islands. 


At Beyond the Water, we love inspiring learning whether that is for personal or professional development. Delivering National Governing Body training courses through our Swimming Teachers Association (STA) Approved Training Centre (ATC) is a big part of what we do and we are proud to work with a select number of training partners and tutors throughout the UK to deliver various qualifications. With our open water swimming coaching and open water safety being our most popular! 


Beyond the Water offers bespoke consultancy packages, we work with you to build a comprehensive and relevant package of advice and guidance. 


Speyside Swimming Academy (part of Beyond the Water) offers a range of learn to swim (children) and learn to technique (adults) lessons, with our swimming academy gaining STAmark - the STA’s Swim Star School programme, the next level recognition and stamp of approval from the national governing body in swimming. Our Speyside Swimmers Swimming Club is the only group within the Badenoch area offering swimming fitness training for those over the age of 18.


Beyond the Water is NOT a big company offering hundreds of training courses each year. Instead, we specialise in providing a small number of open booking training courses with small learning ratios to provide more of a personal touch along with bespoke training dates available. We look forward to guiding your learning journey!

Sarah Wiseman the business owner sat on the side of a power boat wearing a DryRobe after swimming in Loch Lomond


Tutoring, teaching, and coaching are not only my passions, but defining aspects of my life. 


Even with over 15 years of professional experience, I continue to seek ways to expand my knowledge and skill set so I can provide the absolute best support to my swimmers and learners.

Whether you want to hone your existing swimming technique or learn a new stroke, I can provide the guidance and inspiration you need to succeed.  


I love what I do, and I am always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential whether that be in the swimming pool, the open water or learners paving their own ways to a dream career in teaching or coaching!

 Meet The Team 

Sea water splashing up against rocks in a rockpool

Maria Timperley

STA Aquatics Tutor / Assessor / IQA

Maria is the lead Internal Quality Assurer (IQA), Maria quality assures most courses in the background mostly but sometimes makes an appearance in person

Adrian Goodhand a tutor for Beyond the Water he is wearing a black and orange bobble hat after delivering an open water coaching course

Adrian Goodhand

STA Aquatics Tutor / Assessor - Open Water

Adrian is an IQA but also tutors / assesses on some courses

Camilla Golledge a Tutor for Beyond the Water wearing a black swimming costume and grey bobble hat while taking an icey dip in a frozen loch in Scotland

Camilla Golledge

STA Aquatics Tutor / Assessor and Mermaid

Camilla tutors mermaid and emergency first aid qualifications. She also tutors and assesses other courses based mainly in the south coast

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