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Sunday 16th May 2021

Bookings Open
Friday 22nd January 2021
Bookings Close
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £45.00   
Contact
Event Organiser - Christine Johnson
Phone
07832 376230

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.

We will be adhering to Public Health England guidelines at the time if we are still required to social distance in May.  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.

If social distancing is still required, there will be a restriction in group sizes, with a maximum of 8 swimmers, otherwise groups can be up to 12 swimmers.

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

Session run: 09:30 – 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.
  • Acclimitisation, 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 – 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 registration form if you have an event or just looking to try open water).
  • 1:4 ratio (or 1:6 if social distancing is relaxed) – coach to swimmer to ensure lots of attention for everybody.
  • Wetsuit hire available for £10 – various sizes available.
  • Lots of tea & cake before & after 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 – ideal for families, & friend groups
  • We are able to run these sessions until the end of October including October Half term (depending on weather conditions)
Covered by Refund Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Refund Protect. Participants can choose to cover their inability to attend with Refund Protect.

Other events in this series

Sun 9 May 21 Open Water Introduction Sessions
Sun 16 May 21 Introduction to Wild Swimming
Sun 23 May 21 Open Water Introduction Sessions
Sun 30 May 21 Open Water Introduction Sessions
Sun 6 Jun 21 Introduction to Wild Swimming
Sat 19 Jun 21 Summer Solstice Starlight Swim
Sun 4 Jul 21 Introduction to Wild Swimming

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