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OWLG Refresher (Invite Only)
Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 6, 2024

This session is invite only. DO NOT BOOK THIS SESSION if you have not received an invite from Jason.
Day at Lake86 to recap and refresh our OWLG skills to tick off the training hours required between qualifications.

Cost to be determined depending on number of attendees, we will advise asap.

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Apr 6, 2024
Sat
9:00am - 4:00pm BST
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FREE SESSION - Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
Apr 14, 2024 - Apr 14, 2024

FREE SESSION - Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86

(Exclusive session only for yearly or PAYG members of Lake86 - Cotswold Water Park Hire)

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 (a wetsuit is mandatory for this session)

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). The date is a provisional date for the session, we will notify you if we need to change date or time ASAP, or if the weather / water temperatrue is not appropriate.

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, r whenever you are ready to start your open water journey. It will be invaluable, I promise!

You must be aged Age 18 or over to take this session (under 18's must have a 1-to-1 session, under 16's a junior 1-to-1 session - Criteria applies)



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 three more amazing coaches, Stuart Foster (BTF Coaching), Mark Hopkins and Ashley Cain (Swim England Level 2 Coaching (pool). These coaches may assist in our open water sessions as safety eyes or helpers. 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 Swindon & The Cotswolds areas (South West England)

- STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

- STA Open water Qualified Tutor

- STA CPD in Cold Water Swimming Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Open Water Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Teaching

- Level 2 Fitness Instructor

- Competitive Open water coaching experience as previous Open Water Coach for Wiltshire ASA Governing body and also Swindon Dolphin ASC

- 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

- RLSS Open Water Lifeguard

- RLSS NRASTC Safety

- FSRT (faoundation Safety & Rescue Training)

- Powerboat Licence




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Apr 14, 2024
Sun
10:30am - 11:15am BST
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FREE SESSION - Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86
Apr 28, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024

FREE SESSION - Open Water Safety Essentials - Lake86

(Exclusive session only for yearly or PAYG members of Lake86 - Cotswold Water Park Hire)

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 (a wetsuit is mandatory for this session)

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). The date is a provisional date for the session, we will notify you if we need to change date or time ASAP, or if the weather / water temperatrue is not appropriate.

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, r whenever you are ready to start your open water journey. It will be invaluable, I promise!

You must be aged Age 18 or over to take this session (under 18's must have a 1-to-1 session, under 16's a junior 1-to-1 session - Criteria applies)



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 three more amazing coaches, Stuart Foster (BTF Coaching), Mark Hopkins and Ashley Cain (Swim England Level 2 Coaching (pool). These coaches may assist in our open water sessions as safety eyes or helpers. 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 Swindon & The Cotswolds areas (South West England)

- STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

- STA Open water Qualified Tutor

- STA CPD in Cold Water Swimming Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Open Water Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Coaching

- Swim England Level 2 Teaching

- Level 2 Fitness Instructor

- Competitive Open water coaching experience as previous Open Water Coach for Wiltshire ASA Governing body and also Swindon Dolphin ASC

- 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

- RLSS Open Water Lifeguard

- RLSS NRASTC Safety

- FSRT (faoundation Safety & Rescue Training)

- Powerboat Licence




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Apr 28, 2024
Sun
10:30am - 11:15am BST
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Lake 86 Introduction to Open Water Swimming - Level 1 Certificate
May 11, 2024 - May 11, 2024

Introduction To Open Water Swimming - Level 1 Swim England Workshop

Your first step into the world of open water & triathlon Swimming working to achieve your Swim England Level 1 Open Water Certificate (and shiny badge, we all like a shiny badge.......right)

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim, Triathlon Swim & Pool Swim Coaching in the Swindon & Cotswolds area. Our team are fully qualified swim coaches and swim teachers with vast amounts of open water and triathlon experience. We have delivered sessions to all levels of the swimming spectrum, from adult and child learn to swim through to regional, national and world achievers and champions in both swimming and triathlon.

 

We are proud to offer our fully coached Introduction sessions for the 2023 season and are confident that our introduction sessions are unrivalled in their content and delivery. Our coaches will be with you in / on the water at all times, you will receive pre session materials to prepare you for your first swim. After the session we will send online resources and support to assist your swimming further and continue your development. All our materials and methods are constantly reviewed for best practice and skills and safety relevance.

The Details
This Level 1 workshop will swim your way to your Swim England Level 1 certificate in Open Water Swimming and provide you with the skills and confidence to take to the water by yourself, tackle your first Open Water or Triathlon event, or just educate and improve the swim of the non competitive swimmer looking for that new and exciting challenge. 

This workshop is around 1.5 hours in duration, actual water time will vary depending on the water temperature at the time of the session.

This session will cover

  • Safety / Session brief, including venue specific safety
  • Putting on your wetsuit - making the dark art of getting rubber on your body as simple as 1-2-3-4
  • Safe Entry / Exit of the water
  • Acclimatisation and breathing control
  • Self Rescue & Emergency actions
  • Basic Sighting Action for front crawl swimmers
  • Group Swimming Familiarisation / Drafting
  • Common start & finish techniques
  • 200m Test Swim (part of the Level 1 Certificate sign off process)
  • The Syllabus of the Swim England Level 1 Certificate in Open Water Swimming. This is ONLY passed if the swimmer completes all of the content in the course, including online questions (link sent nearer the course date)

 

You will need

To participate all swimmers will need to be aged 18 or over and bring with them:

  • Aged 18 or over (sessions for 11-17 year olds are available on a 1-to-1 basis)
  • To be able to swim at lease 200m of any stroke (note; most of the skills based work in this session is front crawl based)
  • A Swimsuit
  • A 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.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), A south West Swim hat is available to purchase at 50% off, contact us before the session to arrange purchase.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • Towel or Changing Robe. We recommend the Ddipp robes, save 10% using our special discount code SWSWIM-10
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. Don't worry if you don't have your own, we can loan you one for your session or they are available from us to purchase at a discounted rate (5% off). Contact us before the session to arrange purchase.
  • A drink, hot or cold depending on the weather. Get an exclusive 15% discount from our friends at Precision Fuel and hydration

Want to develop further?

After your Level 1 course we can also offer our Introduction to Race Skills Level 2 course to take your swimming to the next level, working towards the Swim England Level 2 Certificate in Open Water Swimming.

About South West Swim, Our Coaches and Our Delivery

See information in the special instructions below to find out more

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May 11, 2024
Sat
1:00am - 2:30am BST
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Lake 86 Sighting and Swimming Straighter Workshop
May 12, 2024 - May 12, 2024

Guide To Sighting & Swimming Straighter Workshop

Our ever popular sighting specific workshop is back. Learn how to sight effectively and be aware of some key faults in your stroke that may make you swim off course.

South West Swim are the leading provider of Open Water Swim, Triathlon Swim & Pool Swim Coaching in the Swindon & Cotswolds area. Our team are fully qualified swim coaches and swim teachers with vast amounts of open water and triathlon experience. We have delivered sessions to all levels of the swimming spectrum, from adult and child learn to swim through to regional, national and world achievers and champions in both swimming and triathlon.

 

The Details

This special 75-90 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 recap what we have delivered within the session.

This session is limited to 8 swimmers initially so book on quickly.

Joining Criteria: This session will be multi ability with some simple drills and exercises forming the session, plus some swims out on the course at lake86. Please note that you must be able to swim a comfortable 400m front crawl (with the head in the water) for 400m without stopping, in a guide time of no slower than around 2:30mins per 100m.

If you are new to open water swimming we highly recommend you book onto a 1-to-1 session or our introduction to open Water Swimming Level 1 Course. Here we wil better be able to cater for your swimming needs. This workshop is not geared towards swimmers who have not been in the open water before.

You will need

To participate all swimmers will need to be aged 18 or over and bring with them:

  • Aged 18 or over (sessions for 11-17 year olds are available on a 1-to-1 basis)
  • To be able to swim at lease 400m of front crawl based, in a time of no slower than 2:10mins per 100m.
  • A Swimsuit
  • A 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.
  • Goggles
  • Bright coloured swim cap (or two), A south West Swim hat is available to purchase at 50% off, contact us before the session to arrange purchase.
  • Swimming gloves and booties are optional.
  • Towel or Changing Robe. We recommend the Ddipp robes, save 10% using our special discount code SWSWIM-10
  • A swimming tow float, such as the Swim Secure Tow Float / Dry Bag Range. Don't worry if you don't have your own, we can loan you one for your session or they are available from us to purchase at a discounted rate (5% off). Contact us before the session to arrange purchase.
  • A drink, hot or cold depending on the weather. Get an exclusive 15% discount from our friends at Precision Fuel and hydration

 

About South West Swim, Our Coaches and Our Delivery

See information in the special instructions below to find out more

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Schedule
May 12, 2024
Sun
2:30am - 4:00am BST
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£33.00
1 Session
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