Welcome to Swim - Dan the Merman - Argyll. I am Dan Coyle and I operate as an open water swim coach and wild swimming guide in the beautiful Argyll and The Isles area of Scotland. Based in the heart of Argyll in Cairnbaan, I offer high quality professional open water swim coaching and guided wild swimming experiences for all abilities across this stunning and uniquely corrugated landscape, the "adventure coast" of Scotland.
If you’d like to explore majestic west coast waters for a guided wild swim with RLSS open water safety cover, join a class to learn/relearn front crawl and open water skills or book a bespoke coaching experience, why not join me to immerse your senses in the pristine waters of the Argyll Hope Spot - a unique marine protected scenic area and first of its kind in Scotland and the U.K. This is my home - working sustainably and in harmony with the environment, unique biodiversity and local communities is a priority for me. I'm on call as a qualified and insured Marine Mammal Medic with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
With a background of over a decade in developmental physical education, Scottish Swimming accredited teacher and STA Open Water Swim Coaching qualification, my approach is holistic and developmental. The art of coaching, teaching and guiding individuals to reaching their potential is very much my profession
Additionally, I am qualified in the Royal Lifesaving Society National Water Safety Management Programme. This means I am qualified to manage group safety and perform in-water rescue within a variety of open water environments, from the sea to inland lochs and rivers.
I'm looking forward to empowering you to thrive as a wild swimmer swimmer and explore the stunning wild waters of Argyll & the Isles safely.
Immerse your senses
Expert tuition & guidance
Into the wild. Into the water.