Washed Up Events was formed by Mike and Stefan. Both of us are sports enthusiasts who live locally and have a track record of helping people to achieve their sporting goals.

Mike is a qualified Triathlon coach who helped originally set up Hedge End Triathlon Club and then S3Tri. Mike has coached swimming, running and cycling for 5 years and is well known within Triathlon circles. Outside of sport he fixes bikes as Mike the Bike Repairman based in Swanwick, fixing all kinds of bikes for local cyclists.

Stefan is a sports enthusiast having completed multiple marathons and ultra-marathons, cycle and swimming events, including the London majors and enjoys helping people achieve their goals in any sport. Stefan is also keen rugby player and coaches a kids squad at Trojans and helps Mike with S3Tri. Outside of sport Stefan is a Head of Internal Audit for a bank who specialise in sustainable and ethical investments.

We wanted to create some outdoor swimming events locally to both of us, to enable swimmers to access our waterways and gain confidence to go further afield. Our events are fun, safe and open to all. We also believe in acting in a sustainable way to marry up our activities with that of the environment we love swimming in.