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 competing in a few triathlons himself up to middle distance events. Recently Jason also worked with the STA to write and release the new STA Coaching course, working with a number of high profile figures form the world of Open Water Swimming.

South West Swim offer a complete range of services in Open Water.  Our hugely popular and highly rated Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 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 are yet to be released for 2020 but we usually provide different squad sessions form beginner (in open water) through to our advanced squads for those faster swimmers.  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.  We are proud to have worked with Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes who have qualified to National, European and World championships in their respective disciplines, and coach national and world champions within our squads.

Take a look at our Open Water offerings from the sub menus and find your ideal sessions, and be ready to #ReleaseYourPotential

Open Water Swimming
Session Timetable

We offer a range of open water services from April to September (water temperature permitting).  Our services include Introduction to open water sessions, open water workshops, open water group coaching sessions (aka Squads) and our ever popular Open Water 1-2-1’s.

We coach at 3 different lakes in the Cotswolds;
Lake 32, Waterland Outdoor Pursuits
Lake 86, Cotswold Waterpark Hire
Lake 12, South Cerney Outdoor (exclusive Swimming access to this lake)

Session availability and booking for our sessions is all done online and you can do this directly from the online booking system ‘widget’ embedded on each page, or the links for the system.