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Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course (PM)

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Saturday 25th July 2020

Bookings Open
Thursday 12th March 2020
Bookings Close
Thursday 23rd July 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: 2pm

Duration: The course will run for approximately 2 hours. 

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 
  • Breathing basics
  • Water entry & acclimatisation
  • Staying safe in the water
  • Sighting & basic open water skills
  • Debrief session
  • Post-swim hot drinks

Please note that wetsuits hire is NOT included, but can be arranged with prior notice. 

Alice Goodridge is an ASA Level 2 swimming teachers and STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming coach with years of experience teaching and coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities in the pool and in open water.  Alice is an accomplished long-distance swimmer, having completed numerous solo swims, including swimming the English Channel and Lenght of Loch Lomond. Alice is a fully qualified Beach Lifeguard (RLSS NVBLQ) and holds an up to date Outdoor First Aid certificate.

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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