Our Introduction to Open Water swimming courses in the Lake District proved to be an absolute hit this year and rightly so, we think you’d find it difficult to have any more fun in neoprene!

Our customers on the open water swim course tend to arrive with a mixture of feelings from excitement  through to a ‘not sure’ reserve and pure and simply petrified.  Everyone is warmly welcomed and without fail everyone leaves with a huge sense of achievement and a big smile.

Feedback from our customers has been a very important part of our courses and we too learn our open water swimming lessons.

If you are thinking of getting into open water swimming read some inspiring customer reviews from our Introduction to open water swimming courses held in the fabulous Lake District national park.


It was a fantastic course – I’ll defo be doing more courses and events with you guys, so hope to see you all soon! Cheers, Heather.


thank you for a super day last Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a great deal in preparation for my participation in the Great North Swim. See you then. Best wishes, Mike Farrimond.


I wanted to let you know how much enjoyed the course. The professionalism, enthusiasm and concern shown for participants enabled me to fully participate and test my limits. I had a great time! Having done the course I now know I want to do more open water swimming. Kind regards, Erik Saich


Just a quick email to thank you all for a fantastic experience on Saturday at the intro to open water swimming.
It has given me much confidence for the 1600m epic swim …, not having to worry about anything and just enjoy the swim will be great. Life is so good when you keep discovering new ways to enjoy yourself.
Once again thanks. Tim Nixon


Hi Pete and Andrea

I just wanted to let you know that I completed the great London swim the other weekend in 28.48, I was 15th in my race and 266th overall. Obviously I was pretty happy with this given that it was three weeks since I had first swam in open water! Many thanks for all your help on the course, I really enjoyed it and have already recommended your courses to a few people interested in open water swimming! I am still hoping to get up to another of your courses later in the year so will hopefully be in touch soon! Many Thanks, Paul Rowland


Dear Pete, Andrea and Clare,

Just wanted to send a big thankyou for the OWS experience on Saturday. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and we very impressed with the professionalism and care taken on the day. Personally a big thankyou to Andrea for her patience and re-assurance with me (and lack of ability!) which I found a great help. I will endeavor to improve my crawl technique and all round swimming ability!

We do intend to continue with OWS so I am sure you will here from us again. Mr & Mrs Grundy


Dear Pete and Andrea, I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday on behalf of my Mum and I. My Mum took up swimming in earnest only about 18 months ago, after retiring. I found out a while back that she’d secretly been aiming to try outdoor swimming ‘one day’, although she wasn’t very confident about doing it. So your course was just the perfect thing! We both enjoyed ourselves enormously, and it helped so much to have all the helpful coaching and advice. We’re planning to make another trip to the lakes in the next couple of months, and are thinking about signing up for one of your Wednesday swims 🙂

Thank you once again for a brilliant day!  Philippa


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