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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
£15.00
Description

NEW FOR 2021

Our Open Water Safety Essentials is designed for swimmers looking to gain safety knowledge for their open water swimming.  

Please note this is a safety and acclimatisation session and NOT our full introduction to open water swimming, or introduction to wild swimming session types.  These are available through the booking system under our clinics or introduction to open water booking tabs. This Safety essentials session will compliment the introduction session nicely.

This in water based session will take you through:

1) Putting on a wetsuit and ensuring a good fit

2) Pre entry safety

3) Getting in and acclimatisation

4) Breathing

5) Emergency Rescue situations

6) Self Rescue

7) Lake specific safety and layout and dryside tour

We anticipate this session will be around 30-45 minutes in length (depending on water temperature).

Whilst this session is aimed at new open water swimmers we have found that these skills are sometimes lacking for open water swimmers who have been in the water for some time.  Learning the fundamental skills that we list above is not only important for your safety, but is also an integral part of your swimming session.  Learn these skills and you WILL have a better swim.

 

Join us for one of these sessions at the start of the season, oer whenever you are ready to start your open water journey. It will be invaluable, I promise!



Who Are South West Swim

South West Swim was founded by head coach Jason Tait in 2014.  Jason is a respected open water coach in the UK, with a vast amount of experience in inland open water swimming and front crawl stroke fault identification and correction.  Through his time as a coach Jason has coached athletes from total beginners to world champions, those swimming their first length of a pool (or the first few open water strokes) to ultra marathon swimmers and channel swimmers.  Jason is highly qualified as a coach and was part of the working group who wrote and developed the STA Open Water Coaching Qualification, and is also a qualified tutor of the same course.  South West Swim also has two more amazing coaches, Colin Jones (Swim England Open Water) and Stuart Foster (Swim England Level 2 Coaching (pool).  Together we have a fantastic team to deliver you class leading sessions in Swindon & The Cotswolds with the best coaching methods, technology and after session feedback and content to further assist your journeys.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

- Swim Smooth Certified Coach for the South West of England

- STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

- STA Open water Qualified Tutor

- STA Certificate in Cold Water Swimming Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Open Water Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Teaching

- Currently studying Fitness Instructor course

- Open Water Lead Coach for a Local Swimming Club

- Previous Open Water Coach for Wiltshire ASA

- Triathlon Show London Official Swim Coach 2017 & 2018 (Swim Smooth Team)

- Swim Coach and Swim advisor to the SwimTayka Charity

- Event support for numerous local and national event companies

- Published in various media channels

- Consultant work for lake venues, swim & triathlon clubs and media outlets

- Swim Teacher Safety Award (STA)

- NRASTC Safety

- Powerboat Licence




Special Instructions

NEW FOR 2021

Our Open Water Safety Essentials is designed for swimmers looking to gain safety knowledge for their open water swimming.  

Please note this is a safety and acclimatisation session and NOT our full introduction to open water swimming, or introduction to wild swimming session types.  These are available through the booking system under our clinics or introduction to open water booking tabs. This Safety essentials session will compliment the introduction session nicely.

This in water based session will take you through:

1) Putting on a wetsuit and ensuring a good fit

2) Pre entry safety

3) Getting in and acclimatisation

4) Breathing

5) Emergency Rescue situations

6) Self Rescue

7) Lake specific safety and layout and dryside tour

We anticipate this session will be around 30-45 minutes in length (depending on water temperature).

Whilst this session is aimed at new open water swimmers we have found that these skills are sometimes lacking for open water swimmers who have been in the water for some time.  Learning the fundamental skills that we list above is not only important for your safety, but is also an integral part of your swimming session.  Learn these skills and you WILL have a better swim.

 

Join us for one of these sessions at the start of the season, oer whenever you are ready to start your open water journey. It will be invaluable, I promise!

 

Now we have to make you aware of the more boring bits, but very important bits, to take account of before your swim due to COVID-19.

COVID GUIDELINES:  Please ensure you read the document in the links below for your squad location, and view the video detailed in the document.  This tells you what to do and where to go, alongside our COVID guidelines.

If this is an open water session please read the document below for your session location and watch the accompanying video detailed in the document.  This will tell you what you know about your socially distanced session, where to go , where to meet your coach etc.  This is vitally important for the safe running of our session, other swimmers and the lake / venue operators.  

 

INFORMATION FOR LAKE 86

 

INFORMATION FOR LAKE 32

Your session locations will be stated on your original booking request form.  Apologies but although quite funky our booking system does have some limitations in the emails we can send for each session.  If you have any queries about your session or location please do not hesitate to contact me ASAP.

For your open water session please remember to bring:

  • Your Wetsuit
  • Swim Hat
  • Goggles
  • Tow Float (we have these to loan for your session should you not have one)
  • Towel, warm clothes for after your swim session
  • (Optional) Changing robe (if you have one)
  • (Optional) Any neoprene accessories that you may need such as booties, gloves and swim hats (again, if you have them)

 

Please arrive around 15 minutes before your session time, advise the member of staff on the gate (if present) that you have a session booked with Jason Tait at South West Swim and they will direct you where to park.  You will find Jason by the BIG south West Swim flag.  This is usually by his car, lakeside or by the cafe (at Lake32)




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