Want to get into open water swimming? This course is for you, we make it easy for you to get in the water and start swimming outdoors. From no-idea to no-fear in one day. Dryland and water-based half-day Introduction to Open Water Swimming course based at the heart of the best wild swimming in the country. It’s the perfect introduction for beginners.
Windermere is an iconic Lake and is ideal for an introduction to open water swimming, our venue provides safe and sheltered swimming in a beautiful location. It is here that we’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of wild swimming, covering aspects of safety and the basics of open water swimming that will give you a good foundation upon which to build your future swimming adventures.
Throughout the morning we will cover around 1,500m of swimming (depending on your aspirations), with regular breaks as well as the option to take a guided swim to the headland. The whole aim is a fun and information-packed session to build confidence and inspire.
The introduction to open water course is suitable for:
The Introduction to Open-water swimming course is suitable for competent swimmers who are beginners to open water and perhaps are making the transition out of the pool, as well as outdoor swimmers who want to refresh their skills. Whether you’ve just entered your first swim event, triathlon or you simply want to enjoy wild swimming for pure enjoyment, this course is for you.
Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course Brief Itinerary:
The Introduction to Open water Swimming course includes both dry land and in-water sessions. We will email you course details upon booking which includes a private link to an informative film which will be the start of your course. The film covers the key safety aspects of open water swimming, as well as information about what to expect on the day, what to bring as well as details of our swimming venue.
On the day we’ll meet you at the car park by the lake at 08:45 to sign you in, fit you up with a wetsuit if you have hired one, and give you a safety briefing. We will then head to the water and get swimming!
Once in the water, we will cover all of the basics including how to deal with any swimming anxiety, swimming technique, how to approach competitive events as well as how to just enjoy the experience of swimming outdoors. Our session is run by very friendly and experienced local guides who are there to support you and build your confidence in a fun and safe environment.
Our day will end at about 12:00 with some well-earned hot chocolate and cake, a chance to recap what we’ve covered, and to plan your future wild swimming adventures.
Watch our Introduction to Open water Swimming video trailer
What’s Included: Friendly qualified guides, full safety cover, land, and water-based instruction, free swim cap, hot choccy, and cake, & lots of smiles guaranteed.
Swim wetsuit hire is available for just £6 & can be booked in advance here: wetsuit hire
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I wanted to let you know how much I 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! Eric
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
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