Open Water 1-to-1 Coaching

A premier, tailored session for all levels, from beginner to elite and all in between, junior & adult.

A South West Swim 1-to-1 open water session is YOUR session!

Each session is tailored to your exact needs so whetehr you want to work on open water skills, stroke correction, pool to open water transformations, or have a introduction to open water swimming, we have it covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

South West Swim offer 1-to-1 coaching sessions for Open Water Swimmers & Triathletes of all levels in the Cotswolds

 

Our 1-2-1 sessions are 60 minute time slots, and we have sessions available 6-7 days a week during open water season.

We coach from the two premier swim lake locations in The Cotswolds, Lake32 Outdoor Centre  (Formerly known as Waterland) and Lake86 Cotswold Water Park Hire).  

You can check our availability online or via our website / booking system or by downloading our mobile App (Search for South West Swim in the App Store or the Google Play Store).

See our video on how to book your session at https://youtu.be/nCA4Hb7iy4c

1-2-1 Cost (please note 1-2-1 sessions are also valid in our endless pool facility so you can swap between the two if purchasing a session pack):
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 SWIMMER, We can take a maximum of 3 swimmers in these sessions.

Small groups are avaialble for open water skills only, if you are looking for stroke development we would reccomend individual atttention in a 1-to-1 session.  The reason for this is everybodys stroke is different, and it is far more productive to work with stroke correction on an individual basis.

Choose your session pack option at checkout when booking.

 

 

 

Professional coaching providing the complete swim solution, at a time convenient to you

We are a professional full time coaching company which means swimming is our job. Therefore we can offer a huge selection of session times across our services and train you both in the pool and in the lakes of The Cotswolds. Don’t see a session time that suits your diary? let us know and I am sure we can find you a bespoke time slot.

Working with the best venues in The Cotswolds

Choose the lake you want to take your 1-to-1 session at, we are resident at both lake32 outdoor centre and lake86 Cotswold Water Park Hire.  These are the two premier swimming lakes in the Cotswolds.

World class coaching, Swim Smooth Certified

All our sessions are coached using swim smooth methodologies, with head coach Jason being the only certified Swim Smooth coach in the south west.  This world leading method is endorsed by the BTF and ITU and treats a swimmers stroke as individual to them.  To find out more about Swim Smooth and certified coaches head to swimsmooth.com

Full session review and online content to develop you after your session

All our 1-to-1 based sessions come with a follow up notes email and access to professionally produced online content to further help you develop your swimming.  This access will give you videos of drills, training programs and articles of interest to your own swimming as prescribed by your coach.  It is the very best follow up content to ensure your first session does not end when we get out of the water, but you can develop in your sessions afterwards before coming back for more of our amazing coaching.

The latest technology to enhance your coached session

We love to be able to go above and beyond in our sessions, giving you the best coaching avaialble and the best in your future swimming development. Depending on your needs and the session type and skills we are working on we can also use a host of technology to add further insight and value to your session.
We are excited to rollout our world first AI stroke analysis technology (Swim Smooth) in a stroke development based session which will look at your stroke dynamics.  We also have the very latest in coach to swimmer headsets, so we can talk to you whilst you swim if we are coaching you from a SUP board or lakeside.

Fully qualified and experienced in the open water environment

Head Coach Jason Tait is one of the only fully qualified open water coaches to both the STA and Swim England standard, he is also a qualified STA open water coaching tutor and coaching educator.  To support his coaching jason is also a qualified level 2 Swim England Coach, Level 2 Swim England swim teacher, level 2 Aquaphobic coach and also holds various open water qualifications such as RYA Poweboat, SUP and will soon be a qualified FSRT (Foundation Safety Resuc Training from SUP & Kayak) and  RLSS Open Water lifeguard (both coming April).

Full commercial insurance

South West Swim hold commercial level insurance for all activities we undertake.  Commercial level insurance is required for coaches offering paid for (professional) services.

What do I need for my Open Water Session

Dont forgoet to bring the essentials with you.

If you are new to open water swimming a guide video for kit can be found below

 

Wetsuit

All of our sessions require a wetsuit.  We do offer non wetsuit sessions on request, but these sessions need to be signed off by the Head Coach and a decision will be made based on the swimmers experience and what they are training for.

Please remember that a coached session is usually more of a start stop session, rather than a session where you are constantly swimming for the hour.  This means you may be cooler than you would normally be whilst swimming.

During periods of extended hot weather or a super hot day we may offer the option to swim without the wetsuit, as it could be detrimental to your health or the session

A Tow Float

Currently all Swimmers must use a tow float in the water due to COVID19 insurance guidelines, unless the head coach has agreed otherwise.  This can be your own, or one of ours which we can loan you for the session at no charge, each tow float device will be thoroughly cleaned before your session.  

We also sell tow floats and dry bags, stocking the Swim Secure range of products.  You will be given an option to purchase a tow float when booking your session should you wish to buy your own.

A Bright Swim Hat

Any colour except black, and also try to avoid darker shades (especially red). The brighter the better.

We sell our own funky South West Swim hats (made by Swimzi) which you can purchase as part of your session booking.

Goggles

Dont forget your goggles.

Towel and water bottle

Remember you need to get dry and keep hydrated, two things that many swimmers forget when they are keen to get started in the water.

OPTIONAL; Swim gloves, booties or neoprene swim hat

In cooler weather you may wish to consider neoprene accessories to keep you a bit warmer.

We can supply the Zone3 range of products, see our store for details.

OPTIONAL: Finis Tempo Trainer Pro

The Finis Tempo Trainer Pro is a great device for intermediate and advanced open water swimmers.  This allows us to work on rhythm within your stroke and a good stroke cadence.  If you have one bring it along.

These are also available in our store, feel free to contact me for advice if you are thinking of purchasing one and whether it would be useful for your swimming..

How to book Your Session

You can choose your preferred lake, date and time from our online booking system, or our funky South West Swim mobile App.

Scheduling a 1-to-1 means that you can search for the best time and venue to suit your needs without emailing us back and forth to agree at a time.  Simply head to the booking system on the links below (or download the app), create an account, select your lake, search for your ideal 1-to-1 session time, select it, pay and then sit back and wait excitedly for your session to come around.  The order of booking process may change, depending on how you access the system (i.e. you may be asked to create your account as the final step).  All bookings are treated as requests as due to our multiple location schedule we will need to check that your requested time does not clash, please do not arrange any accommodation or travel until we have approved your request.

If you can’t see a date and time that suits you then please do contact us.  We are a full time coaching company and may be able to offer a bespoke time for you.

Of course we are always open to talk and discuss your needs further so please do get in touch via email if you need additional advice, guidance or want to ask about specific times. 

Open Water 1-to-1 booking, choose your preffered lake, date and time in our online booking system, then sit back and look forward to your session.

Open Water 1-to-1 at Lake 32 Outdoor Centre
(aka Waterland Outdoor Pursuits)

This session is delivered at the Lake32 Outdoor Centre by head coach Jason Tait

Get the very best individual attention with Head Coach Jason Tait.  From totally newbie through to Ironman and channel swimmer a 1-to-1 session will give you the skill development and boost your swimming deserves.

Sessions can be purchased as single session or blocks of 3 or 6 allowing you to gain a discounted price.

More Details

All of our 1-to-1 based sessions are coached by Jason Tait, an open water and stroke correction expert.

Jason is fully qualified to STA and Swim England standard for open water coaching and is also swim smooth certified.  Jason is also an STA Open Water Coaching Tutor, qualified to teach new coaches coming into the sport and was also part of the team who helped develop the award winning course.

Open Water 1-to-1 at Lake 86 Cotswold Water Park Hire

This session is delivered at the Lake86Cotswold Water Park Hire by head coach Jason Tait

Get the very best individual attention with Head Coach Jason Tait.  From totally newbie through to Ironman and channel swimmer a 1-to-1 session will give you the skill development and boost your swimming deserves.

Sessions can be purchased as single sessions or blocks of 3 or 6 allowing you to gain a discounted price.

More Details

All of our 1-to-1 based sessions are coached by Jason Tait, an open water and stroke correction expert.

Jason is fully qualified to STA and Swim England standard for open water coaching and is also swim smooth certified.  Jason is also an STA Open Water Coaching Tutor, qualified to teach new coaches coming into the sport and was also part of the team who helped develop the award winning course.

SWS Junior Open Water Sessions

We can support your junior swimmer in the open water environment and can offer a number of sessions including:
– Junior Open Water 1-to-1 (includes lake sign offs)
– Junior Introduction to Open Water Swimming (includes lake sign off)
– Junior Squad sessions

We start to offer our coaching for swimmers who are 12 years old (by the end of the year) and who hold a county qualification time for a front crawl distance.

We are also able to support clubs and can offer bespoke training sessions for their swimmers in the open water.

 

Find out more by visiting our SWS Juniors page.

 

Or book your session via the booking widget below, selecting OPEN WATER (cookies required)

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