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Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course (AM)

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Saturday 20th June 2020

Bookings Open
Thursday 23rd January 2020
Bookings Close
Thursday 14th May 2020
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £55.00   
Event Organiser - Alice Goodridge

Would you like to get into open water swimming? If the answer is YES then this course is for you! SwimWild’s Introduction to Open Water Swimming course is a great way to start your outdoor swimming journey. With small groups and friendly, experienced coaches we make it easy for you to get into the water and start loch swimming!

Location: Loch Morlich Watersports Centre, nr. Aviemore

Start time: 10am

Duration: The course will run for 2.5 hours, finishing with soup and a hot drink in the Boathouse Cafe. 

Who is this course for?
SwimWild's Introduction to Open Water Swimming course is suitable for complete beginners who are making the transition from the pool to outdoor swimming, as well as open water swimmers who want to gain confidence or refresh their skills. Whether you’ve just entered your first swim event or triathlon or simply want to try wild swimming for fun, this course is for you. *Wetsuits are optional*

What is included? 
The Introduction to Open Water Swimming course includes both dry land and in-water sessions. 

  • Welcome & safety briefing 
  • Water entry & acclimatisation
  • Breathing basics
  • Sighting & open water skills
  • Staying safe in the water
  • Stroke development
  • Debrief session
  • Post-swim hot drinks and soup! 

Please note that wetsuits hire is NOT included. 

Alice Goodridge and Sarah Wiseman are both ASA Level 2 swimming teachers and STA/ ASA Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaches with years of experience teaching and coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities in the pool and in open water.  Alice and Sarah are both accomplished long-distance swimmers, having completed numerous solo and relay swims between them. They both qualified Beach Lifeguards (RLSS NVBLQ) and hold up to date Outdoor First Aid certificates.

Important information
Please note that this course is for adults only (18+). If you have a child who is interested in open water swimming please contact us and we can discuss options.

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