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1-2-1 & Group Open Water Sea Swim Courses and Clinics

Introduction to Open Water Swimming course Level 1 and 2

If you are new to open water swimming or racing your first triathlon or open water swim event, join us at Quay Swim Mychett Lake for an introduction to open water.


We appreciate that open water swimming can be a daunting experience for newcomers and even experienced pool swimmers.


Our qualified coaching team are dedicated to supporting those new to open water swimming to ensure we create a safe and enjoyable environment.


We have 2 coached stages on offer and encourage anyone new to open water to at least attend stage 1 (£40) – novice intro to open water.


Stage 2 will extend your knowledge and allow you to gain further open water experience in a controlled and supportive environment.


We will help you to build your stamina and endurance to swim further with better technique and less effort. Numbers will be limited for all coached sessions within this series to ensure quality coaching time is dedicated to each participant .


Stages 1-2 can be purchased as a package for £60


To book the complete course, click here.


Stage 1 – Novice Intro to Open Water Swimming

Where: Quay Swim Lake, Coleford Bridge Road, Mytchett, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6DS

When: Various Monday evenings from April to September 2023

Time: 6pm – 7:00pm evenings


Cost: £40 or £55 for 2-session package


To book: Click here.


Ideal for 1st time open water swimmers regardless of swimming ability. (Minimum standard; you must be able to swim 200m, 8 lengths of 25m pool.)


Stage 1 covers


• Dry land introduction to open water and safety – in particular when in cooler water

• Dealing with fear / nerves, understanding anxiety and coping strategies

• Understanding open water environments (safety in lakes, rivers and the ocean)

• Putting on your wetsuit properly and using swim hats, neoprene hats, gloves, goggles and other equipment

• Open water adaptation, especially cold-water acclimatisation and awareness

• Entering the water for the first time, demisting goggles and awareness of your surroundings

• Guidance on breathing techniques in open water for front crawl and breaststroke

• Basic sighting in open water


Minimum distance covered 250m



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