Team Satori members have a combined experienced of over 85 years coaching and competing in the sport, and more than 45,000 jumps and countless of hours in the wind tunnels.


John McIver

  • 19,000 Skydives
  • 19 x British Gold Medals
  • 2 x Bronze Medals World Cup & European Championships
  • 6 x National 8-way champion
  • 4th place with XL at the World Championships


Julia Swallow

  • 8000 Skydives
  • 8 x British Gold Medals
  • 2 Bronze Medals World Cup & European Championships
  • Female World Champion
  • World Record – most number of formations – Female 4-way
  • World Record – Largest sequential formation – 2 point 121 Way
  • British Record – 50 way & 60 way Largest Female Formations
  • Halle Berrys stunt Double in Bond Film – Die Another Day, skydiving Nun in Film – Mr Lonely, stunt double in Hollyoaks which won ‘Most spectacular scene of the year award’ at TV Awards show

Credit: Rob Lloyd

Individually and as a team, we have won numerous national and world championships, organised and achieved many British / World Records. We are confident that no matter what your experience or goals are, we can design a programme that has fast results from everything from 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 4 way, 6 & 8 way and larger formations.

Once you have decided to join one of the teams, we will help you work on your individual flying skills as follows:

1 on 1 Coaching 2 on 2 Coaching
Basic body position Randoms & block techniques
Forwards & backwards movements Random speed & anticipation
Stopping skills Communication
Side slides Competition style jumps
Slow & fast fall Visualisation
In place turns Cross-referencing
Strength training Accuracy
Grip taking Problem fixing
Anticipation training

Satori are available for 2 on 2 (2 Satori members and 2 of your team). This is a great way for fast progression as you will have a Satori member as your piece partner and your opposite.

What Is The Satori Academy Restarting?

Between 2015 and 2018, the Satori Academy took a break while Julia Swallow became a Mum! Speaking Julia, she feels that it was an amazing group of people and she wants to see that arise again. It takes a lot of time, energy, administration and paperwork to make the Satori Academy happen, so Julia and John now feel ready to take the challenge back on!

Satori XL Achievements

Satori since 2009:

  • 2009 – We won the British Nationals
  • 2013 – Satori wins for the 5th Consecutive year
  • 2014 – Satori has a year out as Julia is pregnant with her first child
  • 2015 – Satori comes back and wins the 4 way British Nationals. Julia comes back after having a baby and wins both the 4 way and 8 way British National Championships!
    Satori Academy have 10 teams competing at the British Nationals
  • 2016 – Satori wins the British Nationals for the 7th time
  • 2017 – Satori wins the British Nationals for the 8th time
Satori XL win the 2016 UK National Championships