Open Water Swimming course aimed at triathletes and swimmers working towards their first open water swim, needing to improve or those who have panics and fears.

All Courses start promptly at Bray and Heron Swimming Lakes at 6.30am and Finish 8.15am approx.

Level I (Beginners)

Suitable for anyone who has never swum in open water before (fast or slow swimmers), or anyone who has a fear of open water (fast or slow swimmers).

This session will last for approximately 1 ½ to 2hrs including theory followed by a practical session with coaches. Please arrive promptly with your wetsuit on (there is wetsuit sales/hire available - but leave plenty of time to do this).

The theory will cover basics as outlined below as well as giving you time to get into groups depending on your level of ability.

Theory

Introduction of coaching personnel. Goal of this session:Availability of swim time

Practical

Level II (Intermediate)

For anyone who has attended level 1 or who has raced in open water and wants further progressive coaching.

This session will last for approximately 90 minutes including theory followed by a practical session with coaches. Please arrive promptly with your wetsuit on (there is wetsuit sales/hire available - but leave plenty of time to do this).

The theory will cover basics as outlined below as well as giving you time to get into groups depending on your level of ability.

Theory

Brief overview of theory from Level 1.

Practical

Practice of these techniques twice round the inner area (stay in your group).

If you are now confident you will move on to:

  1. Swim sighting test - A to B (go depending on your team leader)
  2. Pack Swimming in your group, close proximity swimming
  3. Individual 100, 200, 400 Time Trial (choose your distance)
  4. T1 training

Level III (Advanced)

For anyone who is already racing and wishes to improve.

This session will last for approximately 90 minutes including theory followed by a practical session with coaches. Please arrive promptly with your wetsuit on (there is wetsuit sales/hire available - but leave plenty of time to do this).

The theory will cover basics as outlined below as well as giving you time to get into groups depending on your level of ability.

Theory

Brief overview of theory from Levels I & II.

Practical

Group Practical

Price List

SessionPrice per person
Beginner Induction £55
Group Courses/Induction £35
Individual Coaching £55
Group Coaching (small groups of friends or colleagues) £55 (plus £20 per additional person)
Training Days Prices from £50