Intro To Open Water Swimming

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  • 45 mins

  • Up to 6 people
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    Salford, GB

  • ticket-price
    / adult
  • Description

    Start your open water swimming journey with our Intro to Open Water Swimming session. Designed for beginners, this session equips you with the fundamental skills necessary for safety and enjoyment in the open water. Perfect for those new to the environment or looking to refine their basic skills.

    No wetsuit? No problem, we include use of our hire wetsuits free of charge for the intro session. Wetsuits are optional.

    Who Should Attend? 

    This session is ideal for anyone new to open water swimming or those who wish to solidify their basic open water skills. Whether you’re transitioning from pool swimming or just starting your swimming adventure, our introductory session will provide you with the tools to swim safely and enjoyably in open water.

    What You Will Learn

    1. Safety First: Understand the safety protocols of open water swimming, including how to deal with various water conditions.
    2. Basic Techniques: Learn essential swimming techniques that are unique to open water, such as navigating without lane lines.
    3. Comfort in Water: Build confidence and comfort, learning how to stay calm and controlled in an open water setting.
    4. Swimming Efficiency: Techniques to help you swim more efficiently in a natural environment.

    Before booking, please ensure you have read / aware of all session information and safety rules & advice:

    Swim Rules & Safety Advice

    Swim Coaching Information

    Open Water Session and Centre Information


    Before booking, please ensure you meet the following requirements:

    1. Must be able to swim 200 meters continuously.
    2. Must be physically capable of swimming in cold open water. Please consider any health conditions that may affect your safety in the water.
    3. Completion of our swim questionnaire is required to provide us with your emergency contact details and any pertinent medical information.
    4. Ages 17+

    What to bring
    1. A brightly colored swim hat.
    2. Swimming clothes to go under a wetsuit
    3. Tow Floats are COMPULSORY until water temperatures reach 14 degrees (typically late May to early June). We have a few spare ones but they are on a first come first serve basis.
    4. Warm layers for after your swim to help you warm up.
    5. Neoprene gloves and socks are highly recommended for comfort and warmth in colder water.

    Note: Tow Floats, goggles, and wetsuit gloves & socks are available for purchase on-site.


    Meet our team over by the water 15 mins before the session to be issued a wetsuit and to get changed. The team will let you know where to go once you are ready.

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