Open water swimming is a different experience from swimming in the pool and many either get nervous in open water or first need to develop skills such as sighting to enjoy swimming outdoors.

We run training throughout the season and if you're new to open water we highly recommend attending one of our sessions to make sure you enjoy your first swims outdoors.

Course Details

GOTRI Open Water Swimming

Cost – £10.50 online / £10 in person
Length 1 Hour

 

This course is ideal for anyone who is completely new to open water swimming and is looking to have somebody help support theres first steps into open water.

 

The course is run by a qualified Swim Coach and lasts for approximately an hour.

The session will take you through the basic skills required in in open water swimming, such as getting comfortable in your wetsuit, cold-water acclimatisation, and the basic sighting and navigation skills to take you safely round the course.

By the end of the hour you’ll have made your first steps into open water swimming and enjoyed your first swim at Papercourt

If at the end of the hour you feel you need more instruction or want to expand your skills further the following week you can then join our Developing Open Water Skills Course.

Developing Open Water Swimming Skills

COST – £32 ONLINE / £30 IN PERSON
LENGTH 2 HOURS

 

This course is ideal for anyone who is looking to boost their confidence and develop the basic skills associated with outdoor swimming.

 

The course is run by a qualified Swim Coach and lasts for approximately 2 and a half hours.

Our coaches will start by refreshing participants on the basic skills needed for open water swimming, covered in the GoTRI training sessions above.

Building on those skills each group will be led step by step through the skills needed to swim and race confidently in open water including;

  • Open water stroke technique.
  • Sighting techniques and drills.
  • Buoy turns.

The coach will finish by showing you how to effectively train in open water, showing you how to structure a swim session to get the most benefit going forwards.

Swimming Development Group – Racing in Open Water

COST – £10.50 ONLINE / £10 IN PERSON IN ADVANCE
LENGTH 1 HOURS

 

This group is for anyone who has attended level one, or currently swimming in open water comfortably and wants to develop their open water skills further to either swim faster or take part in competition.

 

These sessions will look to improve your ability to swim in open water at speed with a view to taking part in competitions.

Incorporating and adding to the techniques developed in the Open Water Skills course. Each session will vary and the focus of these sessions will be on developing your;

  • Open water stroke technique.
  • Sighting techniques and drills.
  • Buoy turns.
  • Getting comfortable working in tight groups
  • Navigating/Pacing a course under pressure with increased speed.
  • Swim exit & transition practice drills for those taking part in multi sport races.

Sessions will incorporate elements of fitness training in order to raise your ability to perform in competition.

Upcoming Dates & Booking

Developing Open Water Skills
Tuesday, June 13
6PM - 8.30PM
GoTri Open Water Swimming - Women Only
Tuesday, June 20
7PM - 8PM
GoTri Open Water Swimming - Women Only
Tuesday, June 20
7PM - 8PM
Developing Open Water Skills
Tuesday, July 11th
6PM - 8.30PM