Chill Dorset

Chill Therapy Bournemouth is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing sea swimming courses as a form of therapy for people with anxiety and depression

Chill Dorset


Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA

Hub leader

Will Verling

Contact information

Chill Dorset CIC is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing sea swimming courses for people over 18 with any long-term health condition.

We are based in Dorset and have access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Our structured, supportive and gentle courses allow an introduction to the wonderful therapeutic benefits of spending time in the sea.

Chill Dorset Team

Will Verling
Hub leader
Will is the hub leader and established chill in dorset as he wanted to share his absolute love of the sea with others.
Jo Cox
Chill Coach
Our most experienced cold water swimmer
Simon Lancaster
Our water safety officer and lifeguard
Viv Bryans
Assistant Coach
Viv is a an accomplished cold water swimmer and kindly donates her time as an assistant coach.
Nicky Layman
Assistant Coach
Providing experience and great support as an assistant coach
Jo Ritchie
Assistant Coach
Training to become a full chill coach
John Hodgetts
A qualified STA Level 2 open water swim coach and a personal trainer based in Lyme Regis

We are currently planning our next courses, please register your interest using the form below and we will be in touch.

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