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Sunday 9th August 2020

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Bookings Open
Saturday 4th July 2020
Bookings Close
Friday 7th August 2020
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £45.00   
Contact
Event Organiser - Christine Johnson
Phone
07832 376230

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These sessions are aimed at swimmers new to open water swimming or those who feel they need to brush up on their open water skills to build their confidence for Open water swims. We cater for all levels, whether you want to just tip your toe in the water and try Open Water for the first time & look to do wild swims or whether you have a particular swim or triathlon event to aim for.

Due the ongoing requirement of social distancing and restriction in group sizes, we have a maximum of 8 swimmers. Social distancing will need to be adhered to at all times, including the theory session, briefing and entering and exiting the water. It will be a little different than normal, but due to us being outside and having plenty of room at the beautiful venue of Fell Foot Park, we should all be able to socially distance safely, whilst still enjoying our Open Water Swimming.

It is a 2.5 hr session run at Fell Foot Park, Windermere lake. (these are one off sessions not a course)

Session run: Sunday 9.30 – 12:00 (approx. finish time).

The session offers all aspects of open water swimming including:

  • Wetsuit choice, putting on the wetsuit, quick removal & choosing the right goggles.
  • Acclimatization, entering the water and safety
  • Looking at the dreaded mass swim starts, dealing with anxiety, breathing techniques
  • Open Water skills inc how to start, picking the right line (ensuring you don’t need to swim any further then you need to), sighting, navigation & turning around buoys
  • Wild swimming – new for this year, we will also be covering Wild swimming in our sessions for those swimmers who are not looking to take part in an Open Water event, but just want to enjoy Outdoor swimming or Wild swimming. (Please detail on your entry if you have an event or just looking to try open water.)
  • 1:4 ratio – coach to swimmer to ensure lots of attention for everybody (maximum of 8 swimmers)
  • Wetsuit hire available for £10 – various sizes available.
  • Lots of tea & cake before & after the session :-) (unfortunately due to social distancing this might be more difficult than normal, but we will assign a tea mug (or no problem if you bring your own) to each swimmer at the start of the session)

Bespoke Open Water Sessions

  • We can offer these sessions to group from 3 upwards in numbers. (we also offer 1-2-1 & 1-2-2 sessions)
  •  These sessions can be tailor made to whatever your group would like to work on.
  •  We are able to run these sessions until the end of October including October Half term (depending on weather conditions)

Other events in this series

Fri 24 Jul 20 Open Water Group Coaching Sessions
Fri 28 Aug 20 Summer Starlight Swim 2020
Sun 30 Aug 20 Open Water Introduction Sessions
Fri 2 Oct 20 Windermere Dip in the Dark October

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