About us

Gill Anderson and Dawn McFarlane joined forces to establish Tri N Swim Well, located in central Rochford, in 2008. Both accomplished athletes in the world of competitive swimming, Gill and Dawn, wanted to share their extensive knowledge of this demanding full-body workout and its health benefits, in addition to their wealth of experience and all-around love of water. To do this, they offer expert Tri N Swim coaching for ALL abilities - from beginners to high performers at the international competition level. The result of such determination? A one-stop swim centre designed to accommodate all aquatic objectives for both men and women.

They even operate a well-stocked shop that sells a huge range of wetsuits, plus a wide selection of open water swimming accessories. So whatever you want to achieve in the water, Tri N Swim Well can help. 

1-2-1 coaching sessions take place in a specialist endless pool, heated to ensure a comfortable temperature for teaching, identifying and correcting swimming techniques. Our specialised pool features video analysis, to improve your swimming technique and tailor training plans accordingly. This facility includes two large changing cubicles, plus a separate disabled shower/toilet/changing area. 

“We are proud of the fact that most of our business is generated through genuine word of mouth recommendation amongst satisfied swimmers and triathletes alike. We have strong links with a range of local swimming events and clubs, including 4Performance, East Essex Triathlon Club, JBR Tri Club, and the Chalkwell Redcaps open water swim meet the group.”

Please note that Tri and Swim Well appointments are required for all coaching sessions and wetsuit fittings.

If you want to pop in to shop our range of goggles, hand paddles, or any other swimming accessories, please always call ahead, though, as we sometimes have to leave the undergoing swimming lessons in our pool. For wetsuit sales, group sessions and coaching to improve your technique or learn to swim, you must book an appointment. 

Tri and Swim Well’s Gill Anderson is a former competitive swimmer and British triathlon competitor. Tri N Swim Well is proud to extend its expertise in total immersion swimming to training camps and triathlon coaching. 

Gill is a highly experienced swim coach. She was a Total Immersion Workshop Director & Level 3 Coach for 13 years until July 2021. Gill is qualified to teach all four swim strokes and is an STA level 2 Open water swim coach.

Her broad client list includes medal-winning age group competitive swimmers at County, Regional and National swimming championship level, water phobics and the 2015 GB U20 Sprint Triathlon Champion. Gill directs Tri N Swim Well’s UK and European swim camps. In 2020 she co-founded Tri N Swim Well’s Cold Water Swim Group.

Tri and Swim Well’s Dawn McFarlane is a former triathlete and marathon runner.

Dawn is a highly experienced swimmer and swim coach - she was a Total Immersion Level 3 Coach for 13 years until July 2021. She is qualified to teach all four swim strokes and is an STA Level 2 Open Water Swim coach.

Dawn works with a wide range of individuals of all swimming abilities, from young children to county, Regional and British National Championship medallists. Her open water coaching clients include solo Lake Windermere and Channel Crossing swimmers. Dawn co-directs Tri N Swim Well’s UK and European swim camps.