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Swim Smooth Clinic - Millfield School
Feb 14, 2021 - Feb 14, 2021
 

Our PREMIER Swim Smooth Day clinic returns to the Famous Millfield School, Somerset. Sunday 14th February 2021

Hosted by Jason Tait of South West Swim.

 

We are back at the famous Millfield School in February 2021 for our popular and world famous SwimSmooth Stroke Correction clinic. This clinic has a maximum capacity of just 10 swimmers this year, which we may increase to 14 dependant on the COVID restrictions at the time. This clinic is a full day event and its aim is to give you a boost to your swim training, ready for the race and event challenges of 2021.

This clinic aims to give swimmers (age 16+) a total overview of their front crawl stroke, and how swimming for THEM can become more efficient and constructive. We will film you over a few lengths of the 50m Olympic Pool and analyse and discuss this back in the learning area with the group.

The cost of our swim clinic’s are £180 and we have a split payment option available to break the cost into 2 x £90 payments. If you want to get started before the clinic we also have a Video Analysis Option avaialble too, couple up the clininc with a video analysis in our endless pool (see information below).

 

Timings for each clinic are TBC but the day will usually starts around 8:30am (with arrival between 8:15am and 8:30am and will finish between 5-5:30pm

Our South West Swim Swim Smooth Clinics include (subject to COVID rules and adjustments):

  • All classroom theory work (and materials where required)
  • Swim Cap
  • Clinic Video Analysis
  • 2 x Group Coached Squad Sessions (Technique Focused)
  • 1 Month Access to the Swim Smooth Guru
  • Individual Development plan (via the Guru)
  • An experience helping to develop your swim, as an Individual, both at the clinic and your future swims
  • Tea & Coffee, biscuits and fruit.
  • Discount of 5% of South West Swim Store products (Pre-order available)
  • Smiles and fun
  •  

Book on to this fantastic experience today so you have your space saved and you can look forward to some fantastic world class Swim Smooth coaching.

 

Want to get started NOW? Why not team it up with an early video analysis so we can start your swim build now and then compare your development in the clinic session. Select the correct package option at checkout get your discounted video session at South West Swim Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire.

COVID RESTRICTIONS - IMPORTANT 

We are obviously operating in some strange times and we really hope we can provide this clinic for you without issue. Sadly we do not know what is going to happen next week let alone in February so our plans must reflect this.

Therefore the following rules apply to all bookings for this clinic

1) In the event of Government restrictions (a national lock down or a local lock down around Millfield) meaning we are unable to utilise the pool then we will refund any monies paid in full.

2) In the event of government restrictions for your area meaning you are unable to leave your town (defined by the address used in your profile when booking the clinic) then you will be charged 40% of the clinic session fee (this does notinclude catching COVID or any self isolation from suspected contact, see point 3).

3) In any other circumstances a 14 day cancellation policy applies. You may cancel up to 14 days before the clinic start TIME at no charge and receive a refund in full. After this time has passed the session fee will be taken in full as if you attended the session. This cancellation policy includes becoming ill with any illness including COVID-19.

We have reworked our clinic cancellation policy for the current environment as we understand things are very changeable and we want to be as fair and upfront as possible to our swimmers. However in all circumstances South West Swim would still need to pay for venue hire etc.

By booking this session you agree to the above COVID cancellation terms.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 14, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
8:00 - 5:30pm
£17.00
1 Session
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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake32
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 3, 2021
 

NEW FOR 2021

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

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 one of the leading open water coaches 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


  
Schedule
Date
Apr 3, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 10:45am
£15.00
1 Session
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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
Apr 3, 2021 - Apr 3, 2021
 

NEW FOR 2021

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

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 one of the leading open water coaches 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


  
Schedule
Date
Apr 3, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 2:45pm
£0.00
1 Session
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SWS Early Season Lake Dip and Breakfast Social
Apr 4, 2021 - Apr 4, 2021
 

Join us as we head to the lake for the first time (for some of you) in 2020.

We will start off with a quick dip at lake32, then head up to lake86 for another quick dip, then its off somewhere for breakfast, coffe, chat and warm up.

This little social is totally informal and you will get the opportunity to see the two main swimming lakes in the Cotswolds and chat to the staff (if you want to) about memberships and chat to me about sessions we do at each.

Let us know your coming by booking up a spot.

There will be charges to swim at each lake, I beleive it is currently:
Lake32 = £6 PAYG
Lake86 = £5 PAYG +£10 Joining fee (i think)

If you are a member of one of the lakes you wont need to pay (for that lake). Each lake is seperate and managed by different companies.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 4, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 12:00pm
£15.00
1 Session
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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 10, 2021
 

NEW FOR 2021

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

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 one of the leading open water coaches 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


  
Schedule
Date
Apr 10, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 10:45am
£17.00
1 Session
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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake32
Apr 11, 2021 - Apr 11, 2021
 

NEW FOR 2021

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

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 one of the leading open water coaches 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


  
Schedule
Date
Apr 11, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:00 - 12:45pm
£40.00
1 Session
£0.00
per Session
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Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshop at Lake32
Apr 24, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021
 

Introduction To Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 2021

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim & Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds and we are proud to announce our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops for 2021. We believe they are unrivalled in content and delivery. These sessions will be held from both Lake86 and Lake32.

The South West Swim Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops are aimed at athletes who are looking to get into Open Water Swimming for the first time or those wishing to improve basic skills and confidence levels in Open Water. This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle a first Open Water or Triathlon swim event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge.

These workshops are multi ability for swimmers aged 16 and above (junior sessions available from May), however we do ask that you can swim at least 400m non stop in a pool environment. If you are unable to swim this distance please contact us as we can provide alternative sessions for you or your group.

This workshop has been updated for 2020 and is around 2 / 2.5 hours in total length. Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session. We start the session with a briefing, as well as showing you how to put on a wetsuit (handy if you have not done this before) and then hit the water to have some fun, running through acclimatisation, confidence, and basic open water skills.

We believe our workshops are unrivalled in content and delivery. As part of the workshop you will receive our exclusive South West Swim Open Water Swimming Guide, this is sent before the session so will give you some tips and advice before getting into the water. Afterwards you will also receive access to the swimsmoot.guru website (30 days free) with videos detailing the skills we went through during the session and the swimsmooth guide to open water swimming. We also share some offers for other sessions we offer in the Open Water and Pool that you may be interested in.

The workshop is delivered by Jason Tait, South West Swims head coach who is a specialist in open water and triathlon swimming, Swim Smooth certified, Swim England and STA open water coaching qualified (Helping develop and write the STA coaching qualification). Jason is supported where needed by South West Swims other open water specialist, Colin Jones. Whatever level you swim at you could not be in better hands with two very experienced coaches helping your journey..

To participate all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit NOT a tri suit) – optional on SWS coaches written approval in temperatures over 20 degrees plus but recommended for these sessions due to the stop start nature of skills development. We do offer very good prices on the Zone3 range of Wetsuits which we can obtain for you via Zone3 directly, please enquire.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), We provide a South West Swim hat as part of your session fee.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. These are loaned to you as part of the session so don't worry if you don't have your own, or they are available on our website.
  • Upon booking you will receive a 10% off code for use in our retail store on products (Not valid for Wetsuit purchases)
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SWS Bespoke, a tailored session to meet your needs or your clubs needs:

If you have your own group of friends, tri club, swim club or want this type of session as a 1-2-1 then we can schedule and tailor a session to your needs. Please get in contact with us at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk for details and scheduling options.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Apr 24, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 2:00pm
£40.00
1 Session
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Introduction to Wild Swimming (Open Water for the non front crawl swimmer)
Apr 25, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021
 

Introduction to Wild Swimming

We can now offer a small group version of our popular 1-to-1 based session enabling non front crawl swimmers to safely enjoy the open water.

If you don't swim front crawl but still want to experience the benefits of open water swimming then this is the session for you.

This session will guide a swimmer through safety, acclimatisation and joy of open water swimming so that you can participate in swimming for mental health and physical well being. You don't need to be able to swim fast, or swim front crawl, this session will be relaxed and guided over the course of 60-75minutes in small groups.

The session will be taken by Jason Tait, who is well as being an open water coach is also a fully qualified Aquaphobic coach so can utilise additional skills to put you at ease and set you on the path of an amazing journey.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 25, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:00 - 1:15pm
£20.00
1 Session
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Open Water Essential Tune Up - Sighting and Swimming Straight
May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021
 

This special 75 minute session will focus on the key elements of how to swim straight, navigation and sighting technique.

The session will walk (or rather swim) you through the essential concepts of open water sighting. We will start lakeside with a chat and introduction and then head to the water to perform some fun drills and exercises designed to build up your sighting position, technique and timing.

You will also receive a follow up email with content to re-cap what we have deleivered within the session.

This session is limited to 5 swimmers so book on quickly.

Cost of this session is £20

You will need:
To be able to swim 400m non stop front crawl
Wetsuit (non wetsuit places are at coaches discretion after consultation)
Goggles
Swim Hat
Tow Float (We can loan a tow float if required, please advise us before the session)

Who Are South West Swim

South West Swim was founded by head coach Jason Tait in 2014. Jason is one of the leading open water coaches 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, to those swimming their first length 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.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

- Swim Smooth Certified Coach for the South West of England

- STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

- STA Open water Qualified Tutor

- 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

  
Schedule
Date
May 1, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:15am
£17.00
1 Session
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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake32
May 2, 2021 - May 2, 2021
 

NEW FOR 2021

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

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 one of the leading open water coaches 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


  
Schedule
Date
May 2, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 11:00am
£15.00
1 Session
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Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
May 2, 2021 - May 2, 2021
 

NEW FOR 2021

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

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 one of the leading open water coaches 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


  
Schedule
Date
May 2, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 1:45pm
£40.00
1 Session
£0.00
per Session
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Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshop at Lake86
May 8, 2021 - May 8, 2021
 

Introduction To Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 2021

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim & Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds and we are proud to announce our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops for 2021. We believe they are unrivalled in content and delivery. These sessions will be held from both Lake86 and Lake32.

The South West Swim Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops are aimed at athletes who are looking to get into Open Water Swimming for the first time or those wishing to improve basic skills and confidence levels in Open Water. This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle a first Open Water or Triathlon swim event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge.

These workshops are multi ability for swimmers aged 16 and above (junior sessions available from May), however we do ask that you can swim at least 400m non stop in a pool environment. If you are unable to swim this distance please contact us as we can provide alternative sessions for you or your group.

This workshop has been updated for 2021 and is around 2 / 2.5 hours in total length. Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session. We start the session with a briefing, as well as showing you how to put on a wetsuit (handy if you have not done this before) and then hit the water to have some fun, running through acclimatisation, confidence, and basic open water skills.

We believe our workshops are unrivalled in content and delivery. As part of the workshop you will receive our exclusive South West Swim Open Water Swimming Guide, this is sent before the session so will give you some tips and advice before getting into the water. Afterwards you will also receive access to the swimsmoot.guru website (30 days free) with videos detailing the skills we went through during the session and the swimsmooth guide to open water swimming. We also share some offers for other sessions we offer in the Open Water and Pool that you may be interested in.

The workshop is delivered by Jason Tait, South West Swims head coach who is a specialist in open water and triathlon swimming, Swim Smooth certified, Swim England and STA open water coaching qualified (Helping develop and write the STA coaching qualification). Jason is supported where needed by South West Swims other open water specialist, Colin Jones. Whatever level you swim at you could not be in better hands with two very experienced coaches helping your journey..

To participate all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit NOT a tri suit) – optional on SWS coaches written approval in temperatures over 20 degrees plus but recommended for these sessions due to the stop start nature of skills development. We do offer very good prices on the Zone3 range of Wetsuits which we can obtain for you via Zone3 directly, please enquire.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), We provide a South West Swim hat as part of your session fee.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. These are loaned to you as part of the session so don't worry if you don't have your own, or they are available on our website.
  • Upon booking you will receive a 5% off code for use in our retail store on products (Not valid for Wetsuit purchases)
  •  

 

 

SWS Bespoke, a tailored session to meet your needs or your clubs needs:

If you have your own group of friends, tri club, swim club or want this type of session as a 1-2-1 then we can schedule and tailor a session to your needs. Please get in contact with us at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk for details and scheduling options.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 8, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 2:00pm
£20.00
1 Session
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Open Water Essential Tune Up - Starts, Turns and Drafting
May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021
 

This special 75 minute session will focus on the key elements of Open Water Starts, Open Water Turns and the art of drafting

The session will walk (or rather swim) you through the essential concepts of these skills. We will start lakeside with a chat and introduction and then head to the water to perform some fun drills and exercises designed to build up your confidence and skills in these key skills. We will finsish the session with a little about open water finishes.

You will also receive a follow up email with content to re-cap what we have deleivered within the session.

This session is limited to 6 swimmers so book on quickly. (subject to COVID rules at the time of the session, Numbers may go up or down)

Cost of this session is £20

You will need:
To be able to swim 400m non stop front crawl
Wetsuit (non wetsuit places are at coaches discretion after consultation)
Goggles
Swim Hat
Tow Float (We can loan a tow float if required, please advise us before the session)

 

Who Are South West Swim

South West Swim was founded by head coach Jason Tait in 2014. Jason is one of the leading open water coaches 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, to those swimming their first length 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.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

- Swim Smooth Certified Coach for the South West of England

- STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

- STA Open water Qualified Tutor

- 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

  
Schedule
Date
May 15, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
10:00 - 11:15am
£30.00
1 Session
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Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86 (sign off)
May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021
 

NOTE FOR SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 19TH 2020

This particular session is aimed at older swimmers and the swimmer MUST be aged 14-17 years old and must be able to swim 400m non stop Front Crawl to a good standard.

The session MUST be booked in the Swimmers name, Please create an account in the swimmers name and book the space in their name. We cannot accept bookings not made in the swimmers name due to insurance requirments. Please do this before booking as it creates issues in the system trying to do this afterwards.

Swimmer MUST wear a full length wetsuit for this session and a tow float, we can loan a tow float for this session if required.

New for 2021 in Conjunction with Cotswold Water Park Hire

Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86

Juniors aged 11-16 years need to be signed off as competent to be able to swim at Lake86. We have teamed up with the guys at Lake86 to provide a lake specific session that will cover safety, basic open water skills, and the 400m test swim so that the young swimmer can then (if they pass) swim at the lake in future sessions without a coach present.

Important note, in order to ensure a minimum standard of swimmer in this session they MUST be at a county level standard time in a front crawl event and be able to swim 400m Front Crawl without stopping. See http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=133 for information and clarification.
This session is technique and safety focused so will acccomodate all swimmers from this level through to regional and national level withn the age range.

The cost of this session is £30 and includes:
- All Coaching Services.
- Cotswold Water Park Hire Lake Entry Fee for the day.
- A SwimSecure Tow Woggle (to keep).
- A level 1 Swim England Open Water Swimming Certificate & Badge (if the course is passed).
- Access to the Swim Smooth Guru for 30days so the swimmer can learn more about open water skills.

This session does not include wetsuit hire (a wetsuit is required). We are able to offer Zone3 wetsuits to order, contact us to discuss in plenty of time if required.

This session will be led by South West Swim head coach Jason Tait and will be working to Swim England Level 1 Open Water certification guidelines. Jason, is a fully qualified Level 2 Open Water coach to both Swim England and STA standards, and even helped develop and write the coaching qualification for the STA. He also coaches youngsters from various Swim & triathlon clubs and is lead open water coach for a local swimming club. Your Junior will be in very good hands with Jason and low coach to swimmer ratios are guaranteed in this session.

Please note: Swimmers MUST be able to swim 400m front crawl and meet a county qualification time as detailed above. Attendance of this course does not guarantee access to the lake if the test swim or other aspects of the session are failed, participants must pass the course for sign off.

We have further plans to develop weekly or fortnightly junior open water squad sessions and a workshop to gain level 2 and level 3 Swim England Certificates, should demand for these sessions be there.

Any questions please feel free to email me at Jason@southwestswim.co.uk. We can also run this workshop as a private session for swimming and tri clubs, contact us to discuss options and costings.

  
Schedule
Date
May 15, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 1:15pm
£30.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86 (sign off)
May 22, 2021 - May 22, 2021
 

NOTE FOR SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 19TH 2020

This particular session is aimed at older swimmers and the swimmer MUST be aged 14-17 years old and must be able to swim 400m non stop Front Crawl to a good standard.

The session MUST be booked in the Swimmers name, Please create an account in the swimmers name and book the space in their name. We cannot accept bookings not made in the swimmers name due to insurance requirments. Please do this before booking as it creates issues in the system trying to do this afterwards.

Swimmer MUST wear a full length wetsuit for this session and a tow float, we can loan a tow float for this session if required.

New for 2021 in Conjunction with Cotswold Water Park Hire

Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86

Juniors aged 11-16 years need to be signed off as competent to be able to swim at Lake86. We have teamed up with the guys at Lake86 to provide a lake specific session that will cover safety, basic open water skills, and the 400m test swim so that the young swimmer can then (if they pass) swim at the lake in future sessions without a coach present.

Important note, in order to ensure a minimum standard of swimmer in this session they MUST be at a county level standard time in a front crawl event and be able to swim 400m Front Crawl without stopping. See http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=133 for information and clarification.
This session is technique and safety focused so will acccomodate all swimmers from this level through to regional and national level withn the age range.

The cost of this session is £30 and includes:
- All Coaching Services.
- Cotswold Water Park Hire Lake Entry Fee for the day.
- A SwimSecure Tow Woggle (to keep).
- A level 1 Swim England Open Water Swimming Certificate & Badge (if the course is passed).
- Access to the Swim Smooth Guru for 30days so the swimmer can learn more about open water skills.

This session does not include wetsuit hire (a wetsuit is required). We are able to offer Zone3 wetsuits to order, contact us to discuss in plenty of time if required.

This session will be led by South West Swim head coach Jason Tait and will be working to Swim England Level 1 Open Water certification guidelines. Jason, is a fully qualified Level 2 Open Water coach to both Swim England and STA standards, and even helped develop and write the coaching qualification for the STA. He also coaches youngsters from various Swim & triathlon clubs and is lead open water coach for a local swimming club. Your Junior will be in very good hands with Jason and low coach to swimmer ratios are guaranteed in this session.

Please note: Swimmers MUST be able to swim 400m front crawl and meet a county qualification time as detailed above. Attendance of this course does not guarantee access to the lake if the test swim or other aspects of the session are failed, participants must pass the course for sign off.

We have further plans to develop weekly or fortnightly junior open water squad sessions and a workshop to gain level 2 and level 3 Swim England Certificates, should demand for these sessions be there.

Any questions please feel free to email me at Jason@southwestswim.co.uk. We can also run this workshop as a private session for swimming and tri clubs, contact us to discuss options and costings.

  
Schedule
Date
May 22, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 1:15pm
£40.00
1 Session
£0.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshop at Lake86
May 29, 2021 - May 29, 2021
 

Introduction To Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 2021

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim & Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds and we are proud to announce our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops for 2021. We believe they are unrivalled in content and delivery. These sessions will be held from both Lake86 and Lake32.

The South West Swim Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops are aimed at athletes who are looking to get into Open Water Swimming for the first time or those wishing to improve basic skills and confidence levels in Open Water. This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle a first Open Water or Triathlon swim event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge.

These workshops are multi ability for swimmers aged 16 and above (junior sessions available from May), however we do ask that you can swim at least 400m non stop in a pool environment. If you are unable to swim this distance please contact us as we can provide alternative sessions for you or your group.

This workshop has been updated for 2021 and is around 2 / 2.5 hours in total length. Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session. We start the session with a briefing, as well as showing you how to put on a wetsuit (handy if you have not done this before) and then hit the water to have some fun, running through acclimatisation, confidence, and basic open water skills.

We believe our workshops are unrivalled in content and delivery. As part of the workshop you will receive our exclusive South West Swim Open Water Swimming Guide, this is sent before the session so will give you some tips and advice before getting into the water. Afterwards you will also receive access to the swimsmoot.guru website (30 days free) with videos detailing the skills we went through during the session and the swimsmooth guide to open water swimming. We also share some offers for other sessions we offer in the Open Water and Pool that you may be interested in.

The workshop is delivered by Jason Tait, South West Swims head coach who is a specialist in open water and triathlon swimming, Swim Smooth certified, Swim England and STA open water coaching qualified (Helping develop and write the STA coaching qualification). Jason is supported where needed by South West Swims other open water specialist, Colin Jones. Whatever level you swim at you could not be in better hands with two very experienced coaches helping your journey..

To participate all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit NOT a tri suit) – optional on SWS coaches written approval in temperatures over 20 degrees plus but recommended for these sessions due to the stop start nature of skills development. We do offer very good prices on the Zone3 range of Wetsuits which we can obtain for you via Zone3 directly, please enquire.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), We provide a South West Swim hat as part of your session fee.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. These are loaned to you as part of the session so don't worry if you don't have your own, or they are available on our website.
  • Upon booking you will receive a 5% off code for use in our retail store on products (Not valid for Wetsuit purchases)
  •  

 

 

SWS Bespoke, a tailored session to meet your needs or your clubs needs:

If you have your own group of friends, tri club, swim club or want this type of session as a 1-2-1 then we can schedule and tailor a session to your needs. Please get in contact with us at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk for details and scheduling options.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 29, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 2:00pm
£40.00
1 Session
£0.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshop at Lake32
May 30, 2021 - May 30, 2021
 

Introduction To Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 2021

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim & Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds and we are proud to announce our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops for 2021. We believe they are unrivalled in content and delivery. These sessions will be held from both Lake86 and Lake32.

The South West Swim Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops are aimed at athletes who are looking to get into Open Water Swimming for the first time or those wishing to improve basic skills and confidence levels in Open Water. This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle a first Open Water or Triathlon swim event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge.

These workshops are multi ability for swimmers aged 16 and above (junior sessions available from May), however we do ask that you can swim at least 400m non stop in a pool environment. If you are unable to swim this distance please contact us as we can provide alternative sessions for you or your group.

This workshop has been updated for 2020 and is around 2 / 2.5 hours in total length. Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session. We start the session with a briefing, as well as showing you how to put on a wetsuit (handy if you have not done this before) and then hit the water to have some fun, running through acclimatisation, confidence, and basic open water skills.

We believe our workshops are unrivalled in content and delivery. As part of the workshop you will receive our exclusive South West Swim Open Water Swimming Guide, this is sent before the session so will give you some tips and advice before getting into the water. Afterwards you will also receive access to the swimsmoot.guru website (30 days free) with videos detailing the skills we went through during the session and the swimsmooth guide to open water swimming. We also share some offers for other sessions we offer in the Open Water and Pool that you may be interested in.

The workshop is delivered by Jason Tait, South West Swims head coach who is a specialist in open water and triathlon swimming, Swim Smooth certified, Swim England and STA open water coaching qualified (Helping develop and write the STA coaching qualification). Jason is supported where needed by South West Swims other open water specialist, Colin Jones. Whatever level you swim at you could not be in better hands with two very experienced coaches helping your journey..

To participate all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit NOT a tri suit) – optional on SWS coaches written approval in temperatures over 20 degrees plus but recommended for these sessions due to the stop start nature of skills development. We do offer very good prices on the Zone3 range of Wetsuits which we can obtain for you via Zone3 directly, please enquire.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), We provide a South West Swim hat as part of your session fee.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. These are loaned to you as part of the session so don't worry if you don't have your own, or they are available on our website.
  • Upon booking you will receive a 10% off code for use in our retail store on products (Not valid for Wetsuit purchases)
  •  

 

 

SWS Bespoke, a tailored session to meet your needs or your clubs needs:

If you have your own group of friends, tri club, swim club or want this type of session as a 1-2-1 then we can schedule and tailor a session to your needs. Please get in contact with us at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk for details and scheduling options.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 30, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:00 - 2:00pm
£30.00
1 Session
Enroll Now
Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86 (sign off)
Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021
 

NOTE FOR SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 19TH 2020

This particular session is aimed at older swimmers and the swimmer MUST be aged 14-17 years old and must be able to swim 400m non stop Front Crawl to a good standard.

The session MUST be booked in the Swimmers name, Please create an account in the swimmers name and book the space in their name. We cannot accept bookings not made in the swimmers name due to insurance requirments. Please do this before booking as it creates issues in the system trying to do this afterwards.

Swimmer MUST wear a full length wetsuit for this session and a tow float, we can loan a tow float for this session if required.

New for 2021 in Conjunction with Cotswold Water Park Hire

Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86

Juniors aged 11-16 years need to be signed off as competent to be able to swim at Lake86. We have teamed up with the guys at Lake86 to provide a lake specific session that will cover safety, basic open water skills, and the 400m test swim so that the young swimmer can then (if they pass) swim at the lake in future sessions without a coach present.

Important note, in order to ensure a minimum standard of swimmer in this session they MUST be at a county level standard time in a front crawl event and be able to swim 400m Front Crawl without stopping. See http://www.wiltshireswimming.co.uk/?page_id=133 for information and clarification.
This session is technique and safety focused so will acccomodate all swimmers from this level through to regional and national level withn the age range.

The cost of this session is £30 and includes:
- All Coaching Services.
- Cotswold Water Park Hire Lake Entry Fee for the day.
- A SwimSecure Tow Woggle (to keep).
- A level 1 Swim England Open Water Swimming Certificate & Badge (if the course is passed).
- Access to the Swim Smooth Guru for 30days so the swimmer can learn more about open water skills.

This session does not include wetsuit hire (a wetsuit is required). We are able to offer Zone3 wetsuits to order, contact us to discuss in plenty of time if required.

This session will be led by South West Swim head coach Jason Tait and will be working to Swim England Level 1 Open Water certification guidelines. Jason, is a fully qualified Level 2 Open Water coach to both Swim England and STA standards, and even helped develop and write the coaching qualification for the STA. He also coaches youngsters from various Swim & triathlon clubs and is lead open water coach for a local swimming club. Your Junior will be in very good hands with Jason and low coach to swimmer ratios are guaranteed in this session.

Please note: Swimmers MUST be able to swim 400m front crawl and meet a county qualification time as detailed above. Attendance of this course does not guarantee access to the lake if the test swim or other aspects of the session are failed, participants must pass the course for sign off.

We have further plans to develop weekly or fortnightly junior open water squad sessions and a workshop to gain level 2 and level 3 Swim England Certificates, should demand for these sessions be there.

Any questions please feel free to email me at Jason@southwestswim.co.uk. We can also run this workshop as a private session for swimming and tri clubs, contact us to discuss options and costings.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 12, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 1:15pm
£40.00
1 Session
£0.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshop at Lake86
Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021
 

Introduction To Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 2021

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim & Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds and we are proud to announce our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops for 2021. We believe they are unrivalled in content and delivery. These sessions will be held from both Lake86 and Lake32.

The South West Swim Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops are aimed at athletes who are looking to get into Open Water Swimming for the first time or those wishing to improve basic skills and confidence levels in Open Water. This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle a first Open Water or Triathlon swim event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge.

These workshops are multi ability for swimmers aged 16 and above (junior sessions available from May), however we do ask that you can swim at least 400m non stop in a pool environment. If you are unable to swim this distance please contact us as we can provide alternative sessions for you or your group.

This workshop has been updated for 2021 and is around 2 / 2.5 hours in total length. Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session. We start the session with a briefing, as well as showing you how to put on a wetsuit (handy if you have not done this before) and then hit the water to have some fun, running through acclimatisation, confidence, and basic open water skills.

We believe our workshops are unrivalled in content and delivery. As part of the workshop you will receive our exclusive South West Swim Open Water Swimming Guide, this is sent before the session so will give you some tips and advice before getting into the water. Afterwards you will also receive access to the swimsmoot.guru website (30 days free) with videos detailing the skills we went through during the session and the swimsmooth guide to open water swimming. We also share some offers for other sessions we offer in the Open Water and Pool that you may be interested in.

The workshop is delivered by Jason Tait, South West Swims head coach who is a specialist in open water and triathlon swimming, Swim Smooth certified, Swim England and STA open water coaching qualified (Helping develop and write the STA coaching qualification). Jason is supported where needed by South West Swims other open water specialist, Colin Jones. Whatever level you swim at you could not be in better hands with two very experienced coaches helping your journey..

To participate all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit NOT a tri suit) – optional on SWS coaches written approval in temperatures over 20 degrees plus but recommended for these sessions due to the stop start nature of skills development. We do offer very good prices on the Zone3 range of Wetsuits which we can obtain for you via Zone3 directly, please enquire.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), We provide a South West Swim hat as part of your session fee.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. These are loaned to you as part of the session so don't worry if you don't have your own, or they are available on our website.
  • Upon booking you will receive a 5% off code for use in our retail store on products (Not valid for Wetsuit purchases)
  •  

 

 

SWS Bespoke, a tailored session to meet your needs or your clubs needs:

If you have your own group of friends, tri club, swim club or want this type of session as a 1-2-1 then we can schedule and tailor a session to your needs. Please get in contact with us at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk for details and scheduling options.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 19, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 2:00pm
£40.00
1 Session
£0.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Introduction to Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshop at Lake32
Jun 26, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
 

Introduction To Open Water & Triathlon Swimming Workshops 2021

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim & Triathlon Swim Coaching in the Cotswolds and we are proud to announce our Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops for 2021. We believe they are unrivalled in content and delivery. These sessions will be held from both Lake86 and Lake32.

The South West Swim Introduction to Open Water Swimming Workshops are aimed at athletes who are looking to get into Open Water Swimming for the first time or those wishing to improve basic skills and confidence levels in Open Water. This workshop session will provide you with the skills and confidence to tackle a first Open Water or Triathlon swim event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge.

These workshops are multi ability for swimmers aged 16 and above (junior sessions available from May), however we do ask that you can swim at least 400m non stop in a pool environment. If you are unable to swim this distance please contact us as we can provide alternative sessions for you or your group.

This workshop has been updated for 2020 and is around 2 / 2.5 hours in total length. Actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session. We start the session with a briefing, as well as showing you how to put on a wetsuit (handy if you have not done this before) and then hit the water to have some fun, running through acclimatisation, confidence, and basic open water skills.

We believe our workshops are unrivalled in content and delivery. As part of the workshop you will receive our exclusive South West Swim Open Water Swimming Guide, this is sent before the session so will give you some tips and advice before getting into the water. Afterwards you will also receive access to the swimsmoot.guru website (30 days free) with videos detailing the skills we went through during the session and the swimsmooth guide to open water swimming. We also share some offers for other sessions we offer in the Open Water and Pool that you may be interested in.

The workshop is delivered by Jason Tait, South West Swims head coach who is a specialist in open water and triathlon swimming, Swim Smooth certified, Swim England and STA open water coaching qualified (Helping develop and write the STA coaching qualification). Jason is supported where needed by South West Swims other open water specialist, Colin Jones. Whatever level you swim at you could not be in better hands with two very experienced coaches helping your journey..

To participate all swimmers will need to bring:

  • Wetsuit (triathlon/swimming suit NOT a tri suit) – optional on SWS coaches written approval in temperatures over 20 degrees plus but recommended for these sessions due to the stop start nature of skills development. We do offer very good prices on the Zone3 range of Wetsuits which we can obtain for you via Zone3 directly, please enquire.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), We provide a South West Swim hat as part of your session fee.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. These are loaned to you as part of the session so don't worry if you don't have your own, or they are available on our website.
  • Upon booking you will receive a 10% off code for use in our retail store on products (Not valid for Wetsuit purchases)
  •  

 

 

SWS Bespoke, a tailored session to meet your needs or your clubs needs:

If you have your own group of friends, tri club, swim club or want this type of session as a 1-2-1 then we can schedule and tailor a session to your needs. Please get in contact with us at Swim@southwestswim.co.uk for details and scheduling options.

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 26, 2021
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 2:00pm