Our guides are experienced open water swimmers and life savers.

Lead guide Päivi

After successful competitive swimming in her childhood, Päivi had a long break from swimming. When her daughter started to train swimming, Päivi just fell in love with the sport again and started training and competing in Masters. But it was just open water and winter swimming that finally really hooked her again. In her own company Kiara Oy, which is behind the Swimming Holidays in Finland service, she manages swimming, art, media and education projects. She ran the first open water swimming project for The Finnish Swimming Association for two years. During last five years she has worked for The Finnish Outdoor Association in various open water and winter swimming projects and events. Päivi is a scriptwriter and a lecturer and has M.A. in Theatre and Film Studies and pedagogical qualification.