In her early career, Claire managed the renovation of the beautiful Art Deco Jubilee Pool in Penzance, Cornwall, becoming its first dedicated manager. With the dream to create a unique cultural hub, alongside exemplary neighbouring galleries, in partnership with local artists, and fuelled by delicious local cafes and delis, the ethos of promoting creativity, and wellbeing (and happy tummies) for all generations of all abilities began to shape her life’s work. Now the director of a museum and gallery in rural Cambridgeshire, Claire is mum to three water-babies, sampling and sharing the best of Cambridgeshire, her home county.
Jonathon was a competitive youth swimmer and has been an open water swimmer all his life. As a triathlete he represented the Royal Navy and Royal Marines at the British Championship and in 2020, he was the first person to complete the Thames Marathon (14km) swim. His love for the promotion of wild swimming led him to the role of regional representative (Devon and Cornwall) for the Outdoor Swimming Society, 2008 - 2010. Jonathon is working towards his Level 2 open water swimming coaching qualification under the tutelage of world champion and Olympic silver medallist, Kerri-Anne Payne.