Get to know us

Big Love Swim Club provides professional swim coaching for women in Liverpool.

We can help you to achieve your swimming goals whether it’s learning how to overcome your fear of water, learning how to swim front crawl, improving your front crawl / breaststroke technique or learning open water swimming skills.

Lisa Kemp is the Founder of Big Love Swim Club and your Coach.

about page banner Swimming has been a big part of Lisa’s life for over 40 years.

Following years of pool swimming, Lisa discovered the joy of open water swimming. When she’s not swimming in the Queens Dock, Liverpool, she is likely to be found in the open sea or in a lake, river or mountain dipping pool in the heart of Wales or the Lake District. Lisa has competed in numerous triathlons and swimming events including the Liverpool Triathlon, West Lancs Spring Triathlon, The Great Welsh Swim, The Great North Swim and countless charity swim events.

Two years ago Lisa took a giant leap of faith and following a lengthy and successful career in law, decided to focus on her passion for swimming. She developed Big Love Swim Club as a much-needed platform to deliver safe, supportive and non-competitive swim coaching sessions for women.


Fully insured via Institute of Swimming

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Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher
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Swim England Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach
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CTA Waterphobia Coach
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Enhanced DBS Certificate
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RLSS National Swimming Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches
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First Aid Certificate

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What our swimmers are saying

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Alison Webb

Lisa explained how to drop my head further into the water to stop my legs from sinking. This made such a huge difference to my front crawl technique. Lisa has a very reassuring manner and now every time I swim I can hear her advice!

Angela Connor

Lisa taught me how to slow down and pace myself so I can achieve a consistent pace during a long-distance swim event. Lisa makes you feel at ease and clearly knows her swimming stuff!

Fiona White

Lisa is an amazing swim coach. My friends and I decided to try OW swimming and had no idea where to start. We contacted Lisa and had an intro session with her and loved it. Lisa is really welcoming, knowledgeable and reassuring. She gave us lots of advice and ensured we all felt safe in the water. After one session we are hooked!

Wendy Smith

Lisa has given consistent and genuine encouragement right from my very first 1-1 session. The confidence and skills gained with Lisa in the water have been a catalyst for a deep and radical change in lifestyle. I honestly can not recommend Big Love swim club enough. Water sport and swimming should be for all sizes and abilities. This is an ethos Lisa fully lives and is passionate about. Book in. You honestly won’t regret it.

Kate Ellis

I first booked in with Lisa for some 1.1 open water sessions at Kings Dock. Then for the 6 week beginners crawl classes. Lisa is the kindest, most patient person, she makes you feel so at ease, meanwhile teaching you all the techniques and needed knowledge to proceed. Lisa gently guides you until that penny drops and everything comes together. Thank you so much Lisa for everything and I can’t wait to book onto the next course.

Nicola Wilson Ruiz

I joined the Intro to Open Water Swimming course and absolutely loved it. Lisa is an amazing and patient coach, making sure everyone felt comfortable during the practical session. It was was a great way to get started in open water swimming and would highly recommend her, especially for anyone a little nervous. I’ve never been a confident swimmer but now can’t wait to get back in the water. Thank you Lisa!

Alison Rankin

I booked a session with Lisa after having my confidence knocked a bit and feeling like I wouldn't be able to swim with more competent swimmers. She was amazing, patient, and explained everything really clearly. By the end of the session I was gliding through the water. I can't tell you how emotional I felt and have showed everyone my video. I highly recommend Lisa and can't wait to get swimming to show off my skills.