Guiding You Into The Amazing World Of Open Water Swimming
We are excited to be working with Watermark to bring their guests the opportunity to try something new this season.
The South West Swim Introduction to Wild Swimming Workshop is a safe and fun way to try Open Water Swimming during your stay in the Cotswolds.
This session will guide swimmers through getting into open water for the first time for leisure and fitness and we can organise private groups for this activity.
This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle your first open water swim and educate the swimmer to be safe in the lakes.
We can accommodate groups of 4-6 swimmers and you must be able to swim a basic breaststroke. The minimum swimmer age is 12 years old and all swimmers will require a wetsuit (either a waterspouts wetsuit or swimming wetsuits*).
Cost of this session is £25 per person (minimum of 4, maximum of 6 swimmers). We can cater for smaller groups of 2 or 3 swimmers at £30 per person.
To check our availability and Find out how to book your session please drop us an email at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk. Early booking is recommended as we get very busy during the summer months.
Are you an experienced swimmer wanting something more from your swimming or open water training ?
South West Swim provides more than wild swimming sessions. We are the largest provider of Swim coaching in the area and specialise in open water swimming for distance or triathlon, and stroke correction. These services are offered in the local lakes of the Cotswolds and our own private Endless Pool in North Swindon, a short 15-20 minutes away by car.
Head Coach Jason Tait is a certified SwimSmooth Coach specialising in stroke correction. He is also a qualified Swim England Pool coach, teacher and Open Water Coach, as well as a STA open water coach, Tutor and course contributor. See what we do at www.southwestswim.co.uk and schedule and book online. As a guest of Watermark you can save 10% off of our Open Water or Endless Pool 1-to-1 services, or our Swim Smooth Certified Video Analysis service. Simply use the code “Watermark” at checkout.
*Sadly South West Swim do not hire wetsuits for swimming, however these may be able to be obtained from our friends at www.performancecycles.co.uk. contact them early to see if they can help, they are based in the waterpark by the Watermark offices.
Your introduction to wild swimming workshop includes
Professional coaching with experienced and open water qualified coaches
The session is led by South West Swim head coach Jason Tait, head coach and founder of South West Swim and an expert in open water swimming. Jason may be assisted by our assistant Swim England open water Coach Colin Jones (dependant on the day and number of swimmers in the session)
Total session time of 90 minutes (approx)
Lake Entry Fee
Loan of Swim Secure Tow Float or Woggle
This is a great bit of safety and visibility kit. If you wished to purchase your own to keep then you can add this bit of kit to your session when booking
South West Swim Introduction To wild Swimming Guide
Swim England Level 1 Open Water Award
This session works inline with the Swim England Open Water Swimming awards, we will be working towards level 1. A certificate and badge is available at extra cost (£5 at the time of writing) should you pass all of the criteria in the session.
Safety in the water, and our own RLSS lifeguards in some sessions.
South West swim takes safety very seriously.
Our sessions are held in lakes that have their own safety and support facilities for emergency water extraction. We use safety equipment whilst coaching your session such as Tow floats, Restube life saving devices and safety whilstles.
Our coaches are also first aid trained and hold NRASTC pool qualifications, RLSS Open Water Lifegauring qualifications and FSRT Qualifications, as well as having open water safety cover and rescue experience.
NOTE: Water temperature
Our early season sessions may need to be adapted or postponed if the water temperature is not suitable at the time. Sadly this is only something we can advise on around 5-7 days before the session date. Please bare this in mind when booking your session and any accommodation that may be required,
Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session.
How to book Your Session
Our private Wild Swimming workshops for watermark guests can be arranged by contacting us at email@example.com, or calling Jason Tait on 07751793234. Email is best as we are usually in the water or on poolside throughout the day.
We can then take a look at our schedule and get back to you with options for your session during your stay.
Please note that during the spring / summer months we get very busy and our availability may be limited, so early arrangement is beneficial.
If you wish to book any of our other swimming or open water services then this can be done online via our website at www.southwestswim.co.uk
If you have any questions then please do contact us to discuss on the button below.