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Simone Blaser Swimwild Escape.jpg

I was born in South Africa and moved to Switzerland at the age of eight.

I discovered open water swimming when I emigrated to Australia in 2008 with my partner Danny. Since then I have completed a few team and duo crossings to Rottnest Island, multiple solo crossings and the 25km Port to Pub in March 2023. My biggest achievements so far are the 26km Lake Zurich swim and Palm to Shelly beach swim. I am always dreaming about the next big one: aspirations are Maui Channel Swim, Catalina swim, SCAR, ...

I just love swimming, it’s become a huge passion of mine!


I studied Tourism and recently got my swim coaching license. Swimwild Escape was born because I love connecting like minded people. I love anything to do with nature, adventure, swimming, fun, good food & wine and thought, I’ll combine it all and offer swimming retreats to people who want the same! I’m looking forward to meeting you on one of our retreats, you won’t regret it! Dare to swim wild!”


The team of Swimwild Escape consists of certified coaches and swim instructors. All team members are qualified in First Aid training. Different team members attend various retreats. Usually, they accompany swimmers with kayaks and SUPs. Safety briefings are held before every retreat. 

Sally Scaffidi (Swim in Common)

Sally coaches at Swim in Common at Claremont pool and is very experienced. She is passionate about coaching and enjoys watching her swimmers improve and reach their goals. Sally can provide you with great stroke correction tips and makes the swims varied, fun and challenging!

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Sam Currie & Ananda Chanmugam

Sam and Ananda both work at the Fremantle Leisure Centre. Sam is the Swim Program Coordinator and is also an amazing photographer. Ananda works as the junior squad coach and loves anything to do with the ocean. Both are easygoing, approachable and fun to be with!

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Paul Newsome (Swim in Common)

Top swimming coach Paul Newsome has been teaching people to swim smooth since 2004. Swim in Common is the place where people come to share, learn and enhance their freestyle swimming experience with others irrespective of borders and barriers. 

5 Star


“Thank you Simone for the most magical experience. This escape was the salt water tonic I needed. You were the perfect host: welcoming, inclusive and always positive. Thank you, it was fantastic"


- Maryanne -

“This was an excellent trip to an amazing location. It was fantastic, thank you. I’m eager to experience it again.”


- Jill -

“Very well thought out, planned and executed. Thank you, Simone!"


- Ben -

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