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Newsflash!! We are now opening up 1-2-1 Open water skills and drills lessons at Hayling Island Beach

Do you need to improve your open water swimming skills, technique and practice drills?

#1 Do you swim faster in the pool than you do in a wetsuit in open water?

You should be seeing on average speedy gains from 7-10 seconds per 100 metres in a wetsuit, with some clients seeing a lot more up to 30 seconds where it's helping change their body position for the better!

If you answered yes, something is a bit amiss, and we would love to help you fix it!

It could be wetsuit fitting, navigation, sighting too high or incorrectly, pacing, not acclimatising to the water temperature, drafting, or swim technique in open water, and potentially breathing as well if you usually breathe from your chest instead of your diaphragm #2 What are you looking to focus on and improve the most with your open water swimming skills and drills and pacing?

These could be sighting and navigation, acclimatisation and mass starts, turning around swim buoys effectively, drafting, swimming in close proximity, and entry and exit procedures..?

#3 Did you know that you can add 20% or more to your overall open water swim race distance by not sighting effectively?

We often see GPS swim tracks where swimmers have gone further than they expected. Sighting every 6-8 strokes and checking on your navigation reference regularly is key to swimming and sighting effectively.

It’s best to sight on something higher like a darker tree, building, or spire, than a buoy in the water!

Have you swum further than your race distance, undoing all those months of swim training? We’d like to help you to swim straight and navigate effectively so you achieve your personal best!

Learn more here: #4 How much effort would you estimate you could save swimming in open water by drafting efficiently and effectively?

You could between 18-25% of your energy, which can equal up to 70 seconds over 1500m, or 3 minutes over 3.8km!

By swimming in someone’s wake who is slightly faster than you, you’ll save quite a bit of your energy in open water, enabling you to swim faster than you would normally. Practising swimming in close proximity to others will ensure you get used to this feeling.

Learn how to do this more effectively, and how to become more used to swimming in close proximity to other swimmers

We're booking 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 Open Water Swimming lessons from this week 30th may 2022, at Hayling Island beach in Hampshire

Get in touch with Nick today to arrange your open water swim lesson, by calling him on 07958635142 or email

Nick is an STA Nowca Open water swim coach, British Triathlon level 3 coach, and Training Peaks level 2 accredited coach. He has over 17 years experience of teaching open water swimming. he can help all levels of open water swimmers, from beginner to advanced levels. In each open water session, he'll take you through a progressive range of skills, drills and techniques specific to you and your particular skill set.

Here is a link to my website with a bit more information on open water lessons


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