Our Open Water 1-2-1’s are in fact your Open Water 1-2-1’s as they are tailored to your exact needs.  

Our 1-2-1 sessions are 60 minute time slots, and we have sessions available 7 days a week during open water season.
Check availability and Book online or via our mobile App for a better experience for Apple or Android users.
1-2-1 Cost:
Single session £55
3 session Pack £160
6 Session Pack £290
(see booking page or app for relevant expiry dates for packs)
Gift Vouchers Available Here

We offer you the very best in 1-2-1 open water coaching at the best swimming lakes in the Cotswolds.  Be it just getting into the water for the first time, stroke correction, improvement in wetsuit swimming, or a progressive program to help you reach certain times or qualifications.  We can help you.

IMG_5141Jason, Your South West Swim and Swim Smooth Certified coach is one of the only fully qualified ASA & STA Level 2 Open Water Specialist Coaches in the south west region.  We utilise our vast experience and coaching knowledge to give you a productive and focused session, with encouraging progression and support.  As you can expect all stroke correction methods are built around our Swim Smooth methods, as they would be in any one of our pool sessions.  So don’t be surprised if we produce some innovative training aids and methods to help your swim in a stroke correction focused 1-2-1……………yes, even in the lake.

To participate in a 1-2-1 session all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit) – non wetsuit swimming will be considered but this must be cleared by Jason Tait, Head coach.  please contact us if you wish to swim non wetsuit and we can accommodate depending on your experience.  We do coach a number of channel swimmers and marathon swimmers non wetsuit, if this is your goal please let us know so we can accomodate.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim hat (or two) – We have our own very funky hats for sale at cost price.
  • Swimming gloves, booties and neoprene hats are optional but only recommended for cooler months.  (Swim and Triathlon kit available from South West Swims Store)
** Important Note:  All morning open water sessions will need to start at 9am.  Our booking system will allow you to choose a slightly later time slot however this is a limitation of our system to allow Video analysis sessions and pool 1-2-1’s to still be booked.  Sadly the lake closes at 10am so open water 1-2-1’s must be booked for 9am start, we are unable to start later than this.
Additionally our 6am sessions are exclusively for members of Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (lake32), as the swimmer will need to gain access to and exit from the lake.  Please do not book onto these session times if you are not Waterland swim member **
Back to back sessions are available for this service but you cannot share an individual session with another athletes.
Important Note: Bookings for our sessions need to be in the ATHLETES name and therefore that person will require their own account on our system, this also applies to junior sessions. Sessions booked on behalf of somebody else (not in the athletes name) cannot be made.

Also available –
Swim Smooth Video Analysis & Stroke correction (Lake or Pool) – Our premier service on offer, which is also available in the lake (dependant on conditions and time of year).  Details can be found on our Video Analysis page

Session Sharing – Although these are 1-2-1 sessions if you would like to participate with a friend this can be arranged at the discretion of South West Swim for a slightly reduced fee of £35 per person (maximum of 3 swimmers).  However, we will only facilitate these sessions if they are for introduction to open water or open water skills based sessions. We do not deliver these sessions if you are looking for technical stroke input, as we treat the swimmers as individuals regards to stroke corrections and is therefore not productive for the swimmers in the session.