Colin Hill is co-owner of the Swim Secure™ brand and Director of Chillswim Events in the UK. Colin is an experienced and visionary open water swimming race organiser. His experience includes being the founder and project manager of the Great Swim series at Nova International (2008 – 2011), being Technical Operations Manager for the Olympic Games Marathon Swimming, London 2012; and acts as open water swimming consultant for FINA (World Swimming Governing Body). In 2012 Colin founded events company Chillswim with a portfolio including the Big Chill Swim Winter Swimming Gala and the Chillswim Coniston 5.25 mile end to end swim. In 2012 Colin was voted Open Water Ambassador of the Year by H2Open Magazine.
As well as working full time in open water development and event management Colin is a passionate swimmer. He is a successful English Channel Soloist (10 hrs 30 mins), and has competed in swim events around the world. Colin is former World and UK Age Group Champion for 450m Cold Water Swimming, and in February 2013 Colin became the first UK male to officially complete an Ice Mile.
Media: Colin has promoted open water swimming on TV shows such as Blue Peter (training up presenter Radzi to complete a one mile cold water swim, 2014); River Cottage – (swimming and eating food with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, 2011); and, Red Bull (filming ice swimming in the Austrian Alps for an extreme sports show, 2013).