Kate Mason Swim Coaching Weymouth – Open Water and Pool based in Weymouth and Portland Dorset

My name is Kate Mason and I live in the Weymouth Dorset. If you need swimming lessons or open water coaching , please contact me, I will be pleased to help you.

Kate Mason swim training coach at Osprey leisure centre


A little about myself:

Club Coach for Weyport Masters for the last 15 yrs
ASA Swimming Club Coach and Teacher

ASA Open Water Coach

Current National Pool Lifeguard
Current Emergency first aid certificate
Power Boat Level II qualified

YMCA Personal Trainer, specialising in GP Referral, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation and clients with long term neurological conditions.
I run specialist exercise classes at Osprey leisure Centre Portland.

INWA Nordic walking Instructor, I run regularly workshops and Saturday walking sessions throughout the year. One to one sessions are always available too!

Wet but still smiling , first Nordic walk of 2014 January 4th!

Wet but still smiling.

Heading to the White Horse!

Heading to the White Horse!


Portland Bill in the sunshine and coffee!




Beautiful coastline to Lulworth.












More about me!


English Channel Swimming






I guess I started my swimming career being taken to the beach and given an old car inner tube as my swimming aid! I didn’t swim as a child in a swimming club but was always involved in other sports representing my school and the county.
I qualified as a General Nurse and then registered Midwife and so swimming was low on the list of activities at this time!


Portland Harbour





I started swimming to get fit in my early thirties, after having my family. I started getting involved with a local swimming club, helping out, swimming myself and then becoming one of the coaches. My first introduction to sea swimming was taking part in the Portland Harbour Swim which was organised by Portland Dolphins. In 1996 I organised a 6 person charity English Channel.

Since then I have been fortunate to have completed many more swims such as:

Solo English Channel 22 miles

Solo Gulf of Toroneus Greece 26k

Solo Lake Zurich Switzerland 26k five times!

Solo Round Jersey 38 miles

Solo Rottnest Island Perth Australia 20k

Solo Jurassic Coast West Bay to Portland 26 k (as part of an Enduroman event)

Solo Round Manhattan Island 28 miles USA

3 x English Channel relays 6, 5 and 3 person



1st triathlon at Club la Santa

Triathlons (a new experience for me!)

Volcano triathlon Lanzarote 2013

Ironman Austria  June 2013

Ironman 70.3 Majorca May 2014

Ironman Zurich Switzerland July 2014

Challenge UK Weymouth September 2014

Lake Geneva two person relay 70k/44miles August 2015

Marathon des sables April 2016

Solo swim Jersey to France July 2016

Rose Pitonof Swim Manhattan to Coney Island August 2016

Lake Orta Solo 27km July 2017

Marathon des Sables Peru Nov/Dec 2017

One way Lake Coniston and Lake Windermere 2018

Enduroman Arch to Arc (London to Paris) completed Sept 2019 #45