Difficulty level:

This course is for women aged 18+ who are complete beginners to open water and making the transition out of the pool, as well as outdoor dippers who are looking for a confidence-builder.

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. 

This course consists of:

Online Theory Session – a 45-min pre-recorded presentation (via Zoom) where I talk about the key 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 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 can vary depending on the water and weather conditions on the day).

Kit List– the only kit you need for this course are your swimwear, goggles and a cap (and wetsuit should you wish to wear one).  If you decide after the course that you enjoy open water swimming so much that you want to purchase additional kit ie your own wetsuit, my comprehensive kit list contains detailed recommendations on what to buy, including plus size options.  All recommendations have been tried and tested by myself and / or my swimmers.

Maximum of 6 in a group to ensure individual attention.

Venue:  Liverpool Watersports Centre.

Course dates:  **Additional courses coming in July 2022 – enquire for details**

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