Simon Harmer
  • OS Champion

Simon Harmer

Meet Simon Harmer – Coffee & Cake Loving Open Water Swimmer

What drives you to spend time outside?

The chance to think and recharge, I get to work through problems and come up with ideas when I’m in the water.

Where are your favourite places to go?

I have my favourite swimming locations, but I love finding new locations to swim in all over the UK.

What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?

Open Water Swimming

Who inspires you and how?

My kids inspire my to to show them that anything is possible with a little bit of hard work and dedication.

What are your focuses this year to help people get outside more often?

As soon as it’s safe to do so, I want to get back in the water.

What are your 3 biggest life achievements?

Getting into the Army, surviving life changing injuries and having a wonderful family.

3 words you live by…

Determination, Try & Kindness

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Anything sweet, cake, Oreo’s, chocolate…. oh and banana’s.