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Junior Introduction To Swimming at Lake86 (sign off)
May 8, 2020 - May 8, 2020

New for 2020 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 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 We can also run this workshop as a private session for swimming and tri clubs, contact us to discuss options and costings.

May 8, 2020
10:00 - 11:15am