** I WILL NOT BE SCHEDULING ANY OPEN WATER SESSIONS / COURSES IN 2024. POOL SESSIONS REMAIN UNCHANGED **. Please contact me if you’re interested in joining our open water social swims (for experienced open water swimmers / dippers only).
This course is for women aged 18+ who are complete beginners to open water and making the transition out of the pool.
Ability Level: You do not need to be super fit or be able to swim front crawl. However, for safety reasons, you need to be able to swim at least 4 lengths of a 25m pool without stopping and feel comfortable in deep water.
The course consists of:
Online Theory Session – a 40-min pre-recorded presentation (via Zoom) where I talk about the safety aspects of open water swimming ie cold water shock, acclimatisation, how to avoid afterdrop and what to look out for when swimming in lakes, rivers and the sea. A link to access the presentation will be emailed to you one week before the start of the practical session.
Practical Session – a 30-45 minute* session at the Liverpool Watersports Centre. This is your chance to put the theory into practice. This session will include a brief recap on safety points, how to deal with any open water anxiety, how to breathe with your face in the water and basic tips on stroke technique (breaststroke and / or front crawl). (*please note that the length of time in the water will vary depending on the water and weather conditions on the day).
**IMPORTANT: Please note that wetsuits are COMPULSORY. You can wear your own wetsuit or you can hire one from the Watersports Centre at an additional cost of £5. You will also need to bring a brightly coloured swimming cap and a pair of goggles**
Maximum of 6 in a group to ensure individual attention.
Venue: Liverpool Watersports Centre.