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 50 minute time slots, and we have sessions available 7 days a week during open water season.

Check availability and online or via our mobile App for a better experience for Apple or Android users (Search for South West Swim in the App Store or the Google Play Store).

1-2-1 Cost:
Single session £60
3 session Pack £171
6 Session Pack £330
(see booking page or app for relevant expiry dates for packs)

Small Group sessions 2-2-1 or 3-2-1

Single session £40 Cost PER SWIMMERWe can take a maximum of 3 swimmers.

Choose your session pack option at checkout when booking.

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_5141The Coach
Jason, 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.

What You Get In Your 1-2-1 Session (or 2-2-1 / Small Bespoke group session)

Each participant in one of our 1-2-1 sessions receive:
– Expert open water coaching from Jason Tait, qualified STA & Swim England Open Water Specialist Coach .
Swim Smooth: The World’s Most Passionate Swim Coaching! A Certified Coach, Bringing you the best in stroke analysis, correction and technique methods as favoured by ITU, BTF & Swim England.
– Written review with a 30day access code to the www.swimsmooth.guruso you can continue to work on your skills after our session in a productive way, be it Open Water or stroke technique.
– post session support with availability of pool or open water based squad sessions, clinics, workshops, video analysis or further 1-2-1’s if desired.
– Sessions taken in the water or via SUP board depending on the swimmers individual needs and goals.

2-2-1 sessions or 3-2-1 Sessions. (NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS)


We are able to offer multi person sessions or small group sessions to enable session sharing, these sessions will focus on Open water Skills only.  We do not offer these sessions to work on stroke correction or stroke technique as each individual will have different needs and require different learning paths and tweaks.  If you wanted stroke correction and development you must book into an individual 1-2-1 session.

These sessions will be 50mins in length as per our normal 1-2-1 session, each swimmer will be required to book the session online with their own account and profile on our system.

We can hold a maximum of 3 swimmers in each session and all swimmers must be of a similiar ability and speed to get the most out of the session.

If a group session is booked and only one swimmer arrives at the session the remainder of the charge for a standard 1-2-1 session will be applied.

We can offer sessions at THREE lakes in the cotswolds over 7 days of the week between April and September.  All availability can be found in our booking system by  searching for a convenient and available session time.  Session location is dictated by time and day booked, we do not sell sessions based on venue so if you wish to have your session at a certain lake please book a suitable time (in rare occasions locations may be changed in some emergencies or due to events, we will advise if this is the case)

Start Time

Location (unless otherwise notified to you)

Daily 9am / 9:10am

Lake32 – Waterland Outdoor Pursuits

Weekdays 09:30 onwards

Lake86 – Cotswold Waterpark Hire

Weekdays 11:30 / 12:00 onwards

Lake86 – Cotswold Waterpark Hire

Weekdays 14:00 onwards

Lake86 – Cotswold Waterpark Hire

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 17:30 / 18:00

Lake32 – Waterland Outdoor Pursuits or Lake86 – Cotswold Waterpark Hire

Saturday Mornings 

Lake32 – Waterland Outdoor Pursuits or Lake86 – Cotswold Waterpark Hire

Sunday Mornings Lake32 – Waterland Outdoor Pursuits

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 accommodate.
  • A Tow Float – COVID-19.  For the 2020 season swimmers must use a tow float in the water.  This can be your own, or one of ours which will be cleaned before your sessions.  You will be given an option to purchase a tow float when booking your session should you wish to buy your own.
  • 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 between 9-9:10am.  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 a start no later than 9:10am start, we are unable to start later than this. 


Athlete Booking 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.

2-2-1 or Small Bespoke Group Sessions (NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT)

Session Sharing –  If you would like to have a session with a friend, or organise a bespoke small group booking then this is possible at a cost of £40 per person.  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.  If you wish to develop your technical stroke development then please book a 1-2-1 session so that we can get the most out of your swimming.

Also available –
Swim Smooth Video Analysis & Stroke correction (Pool) – Our premier service on offer.  Details can be found on our Video Analysis page


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