Our story

I’m Lynda, and with my husband Gordon, We set up Take to the Water as a Community Interest Company in 2022 to promote and support wild swimming and the health benefits involved, from our base in the Scottish Borders.  

Both of us have a deep love for the outdoors and we are passionate about sharing and encouraging everyone to make the most of what nature offers, including the many beautiful bodies of water found across Scotland and beyond. While Gordon likes to walk, I love wild swimming and my mission is to encourage you to ‘take to the water’ too. 

Our Legacy

We strive to:

  • share the wide spectrum of wellness through the wonders of wild water.
  • add value through the power of water to interpersonal relationship across peer groups encouraging practices which create a strong sense of loyalty and engagement within organisations.

Lynda's qualifications

Lynda is our open water coach and activity coordinator, with certifications in:

  • STA Level 2 Open Water Coaching 
  • STA Water Safety Course


We couldn’t have provided any of our events without you, our wonderful wild swimming community. As a Community Interest Company, any donations we receive are invested in providing and improving the services we offer.