South West Swim are the Premier Provider of Open Water Swim and Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds.

Sessions are headed by Jason Tait, Swim Smooth Certified Coach and one of the only ASA & STA Level 2 Open Water Specialist coaches in the region.  Jason has extensive experience in both training swimmers for all distances of swim and triathlon swim, and also as a long distance swimmer himself, along with a few Triathlons.

South West Swim offer a complete range of services in Open Water.  Our hugely popular and highly rated Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Clinics are a great place for the new open water swimmer to start, teaching all the skills needed for safety and event participation, or just to get in and enjoy your Open Water swim.

We also offer Individual 1-2-1 coaching to work on technical swim skills, confidence in the water, open water skills or to give the athlete a great individual session in the build up to their key events.

Our Squad Sessions start form near total beginner (in open water) through to our distance squads for those faster swimmers or swimmers taking part in events of 1.9km upwards (to channel swims).  These sessions are productive and fun and help build your confidence, speed, pacing and stamina, not to mention your open water specific skills.

We have coached swimmers taking part in their first 200m triathlon swim through to those swimming the english channel or Ironman events.  Come and join us this season and #Release¥ourPotential

NEW FOR 2017
Fortnightly lake based squads for Juniors and Adult Open Water Beginners.  See Squad page for details.


Open Water Swimming
Session Timetable

Intro Clinics in April (Now Full), May & June 2017
Junior Squad – Every Fortnight on a Wednesday 6pm
Beginners Squad – Every Fortnight on a Wednesday 7pm
Novice Squad – Every Monday 6pm
Distance Squad – Every Tuesday 5:45pm

1-2-1’s – See booking system for availability

Lake Video Analysis – Contact Us to Discuss

We Coach at:
Lake 12, South Cerney Outdoor
Lake 32, Waterland Outdoor Pursuits

Session availability and booking available via our Mobile app or via the links on our webpages