Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course 2021

OPEN WATER SWIM INTRODUCTION COURSE 2021

Designed for those new to open water swimming OR those wishing to learn more about this aspect of swimming.  This is a gentle introduction to this growing sport. Covering everything from wet suit fitting through to its removal with a swim in between this 2 hour course has been developed over the years to get you into the water safely, help you enjoy the experience in order to have you return to swim with us on a regular basis.

This year we are running course specific for Juniors those aged 9-16 

The price is £25 per swimmer per course.

ADVICE ON WET SUIT PURCHASE AVAILABLE ONCE YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR A COURSE OR YOU CAN HIRE ONE

Dates are:

Course 1    24th April 2021 ( Coach  Juliette)

Course 2    8th May 2021

Course 3    22nd May 2021 ( Coach  Juliette)

Course 4    29th May 2021 Juniors

Course 5    12th June 2021

Course 6     19th June 2021 ( Coach  Juliette)

Course 7     10th July 2021 Juniors

Course 8      24th July 2021

Course  9     7th August 2021 Juniors

Course 10    21st August 2021

Times  9am to 1100am

"Proven to have beneficial effects on immunity, metabolism (It burns 200 more  calories than swimming in a indoor pool)  increased energy levels as well as reducing stress levels and may  even help with beating depression."

What do I need?

  • Swimming costume and or Tri suit
  • Bright coloured swimming hat
  • Goggles
  • Wet suit  (Wet suits available for hire)
  • Towel
  • Warm clothing including hat (prize given for the best outstanding hat!)
  • Flip Flops
  • Flask with a hot drink

In addition

  • Wet suit lube
  • 2 disposable plastic shopping bags
  • An ability to laugh at yourself and with others

TESTIMONIALS

This was all new to me.

I have a recreational swim back ground. So thought I would see what all the fuss was about.

Boy is it different!

But I couldnt have been in better hands.

We spent time learning about the open water and the things to consider.

Simple things like how to fit you wet suit.

Nothing was too much trouble.  I even got a bit of one to one!

Looking forward to swimming at their sessions.

Dave 

I was asked to say a few words.

Absolutely brilliant!!!!

I have been bitten by the bug and cant wait to get swimming.

Rachel

Just back from my first swim in the sea.

I havent looked back since attending the course.

Still have their advice ringing in my ear whenever I enter the water.

I have attended their pool sessions at Wellington which has brought my swimming on no end. 

Nothing is too much trouble they are so free with their advice.

ABIGAIL

How to find us

DIRECTS FROM THE SOUTH ON THE M5.

From the South come off the M5 at Junction 23. Take the left.

At the Dunball Roundabout take the third turning  right heading on the A38 towards Pawlett and West Huntspill.

Follow the road through Pawlett (Up and over a small hill).

You cross a river bridge over the River Huntspill.

DIRECTLY AFTER THE BRIDGE TURN LEFT. Onto a track with a cattle grid.

Ahead by 400m before the next cattle grid PULL OVER ON THE LEFT (Grass field). Park your car.

On foot with your stuff cross the cattle grid, turn left, keep to the right, cross the bridge.. The changing area is to the right with a slipway.

GPS for  the nearby Laburnum Hotel is TA9 3RJ.

DIRECTS FROM THE NORTH ON THE M5.

From the North come off the M5 at Junction 2. Take the right turning.

At the Edithmead roundabout take the first turning left heading on the A38 towards Bridgwater, Pawlett and West Huntspill.

Follow the road through Highbridge then through  Huntspill.

There is a speed camera on the right.

150m further on before you cross the river bridge over the River Huntspill. Turn Right.

Onto a track with a cattle grid.

Ahead by 400m before the next cattle grid PULL OVER ON THE LEFT (Grass field). Park your car.

On foot with your stuff cross the cattle grid, turn left, keep to the right, cross the bridge.. The changing area is to the right with a slipway.

GPS for  the nearby Laburnum Hotel is TA9 3RJ.

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FAQs:

Q:  How well do I need to swim?
A:  You should be able to swim 100m in breaststroke and have an aspiration to swim front crawl as a minimum

Q: Do I need a wet suit?
A: No depending on water temperature and your swimming ability. BUT we recommend wearing one for first timers.

Q:I have not got a wet suit?
A: You maybe able to hire one from us or we can advise on the best value purchase once you have signed up for a course. 

Wet Suit Fit

WE ARE HERE!

THESE COURSES HAVE PROVED TO BE POPULAR SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT BOOK NOW!

"If it is worth thinking about it is worth doing"

BOOKING FORM

THINKING OF A CHALLENGE FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM AT WORK CONTACT US WE CAN ORGANISE BESPOKE EVENTS BASED AROUND OPENWATER FROM SWIMMING TO RAFTING AND BEYOND.

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