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Friday Night Open Water Group Sessions

We are happy to announce our Friday night coaching sessions are to start back on Friday 7th May at Fell Foot Park, Windermere, Lake Distict.

Due to the popularity this year, we are already full, so have made the decision to run 2 sessions on the Friday evening in order not to dissapoint. We are therefore going to have an earlier session at 6.15pm to 7pm & a second at 7.30pm to 8.15pm. Will still have 2 or 3 groups within ecah session. (I will be emailing all swimmers already signed up to ask their preference). Therefore we are now increasing the total number of swimmers to 60.

We have a maximum of 60 swimmers within the 2 sessions.

We will be adhering to Public Health England guidelines at the time. If we are still required to social distance in May, social distancing will need to be adhered to at all times, including registration, briefing and entering and exiting the water.  Due to us being outside and having plenty of room at the beautiful venue of Fell Foot Park, we should all be able to socially distance safely, whilst still enjoying our Open Water Swimming.

This is a group coaching session (block of 6 sessions) with kayak safety support at Fell Foot Park. We have six sessions (£39.50 until 6th April or £44.50 from the 7th April) from the May 7th to June 11th.

These sessions are ideal for swimmers wanting to gain confidence in open water swims or for regular open water swimmers wanting some open water practice in a group session and a great way to get swimming fit.

If you are very nervous and completely new to open water, it would be advisable to attend one of the Open Water Introduction sessions with a 1:5 ratio of coach to swimmer, which also includes a theory session. (2.5 hr session).

 Minimum age is 12, but they must be a club level swimmer & have swum open water before. Please email me if you wish to discuss further or have any questions.

This is a weekly session every Friday – 1st session 6.15pm to 7pm & 2nd session 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

One off sessions are available at £8.50 per session, but you will need to book in advance to ensure there is space.

The group will be split in two or three groups of similar ability swimmers with two coaches.

Provisional Agenda for 5 weeks

Week 1 – Acclimatisation to first Open Water session, Introduction & open water skills – work as one group for first session with differentiation for abilities.

Week 2 – Warm up, open water skills session and assign groups.

Week 3 – Warm up, open water skills in groups in assigned groups and longer reps (option).

Week 4 – Warm up, open water skills in groups and long swim option with extra buoys.

Week 5 –  Warm up, open water skills in groups and specific race prep for swimmers (optional).

Week 6 – Warm up, open water skills in groups and long swim option with extra buoys or timed swim option

Please arrive at 6.40pm if it is your first session as, you will need to complete a registration form (PARQ sent online once registered). Once you have completed your PARQ form, this only needs to be done once and will be kept on file for the rest of the summer, you will however need to sign in each week.  You will also require a bright hat to swim. We do have SleekerSwim bright yellow/pink hats for sale for £2.50.

Wetsuit hire is also available at £10 per hire, but there is also an option of hiring for an event and sessions. Please let me know in advance if this is required.