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OPEN WATER SWIMMING
COACHING WORKSHOPS

Inspiring you to achieve! Whether you are a complete novice to open water swimming or an elite performer, Vobster Quay's performance swim coaches can offer you high quality professional advice, coaching and practical support that will not only inspire you towards your goals but delivers results.

Our workshops are run with limited group size for safety and maximum input to participants and you will be progressed through your learning and skills at an appropriate pace in order that you can build self confidence.

As with our terms and conditions of entry to Vobster Quay, you should be able to confidently swim 400m continuously in a pool before signing up for one of these workshop as you will be expected to be able to swim 50m swims when practicing some of these skills.

We have a limited stock of hire wetsuits, so if you don't have a wetsuit currently, you will be able to borrow one of these when attending the workshop. If you have any questions about any aspect of open water swimming, please contact us.




SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
15.8°C
RECORDED ON:
22-05-2019    07:30


MEET OUR OPEN WATER
SWIMMING COACH...


Interested in taking your swimming further? Open water swim coaching at Vobster Quay is headed up by performance coach Richard Smith...

RICHARD SMITH
An MSc Sports Science and Coaching post graduate, Richard has over 20 years experience of working and coaching in elite sports programmes, including 10 years heading up England Cricket's Sports Science and Medicine programme and as a conditioning coach, sports scientist and sport and remedial massage therapist.

Richard's involvement in Triathlon and Open Water swimming started as part of a development project over 20 years ago, as the first sighted guide to paralympic and paratriathlon athlete Tim Reddish.

Richard's extensive coaching and racing knowledge, experience and expertise covers all age groups and from complete novice through to elite performance. He has a flexible and adaptable approach to coaching and skill development and is constantly seeking new ways to enhance performance.

Richard coaches across all three disciplines of triathlon and all aspects of open water swimming from safe introduction to the open water swimming environment through to advanced training plans, event preparation and 'race craft/strategy'. As a sports scientist, conditioning coach and sports therapist, Richard can also offer an 'holistic' package of advice, coaching and support at all levels.

OPEN WATER
SWIMMING WORKSHOPS


Offering 1-1 and small group coaching, club coaching support, coaching workshops, clinics and camps, our swinm coaches will work with you to achieve your potential...

INTRODUCTION TO OPEN
WATER SWIMMING
DURATION: 2.5 HOURS
COST: £ 40.00
PREREQUISITES: Must be able to swim 400m continuously in a pool
Our popular Introduction to Open Water Swimming workshop is designed to build self confidence and to introduce swimmers to the key skills of swimming in open water in a fun and safe way, as a stepping stone into regular open water swimming.

Whether you are a pool swimmer wanting to have a go at open water swimming or a multisport athlete looking to move into open water racing, these workshops will deliver a perfect introduction. The crystal clear water and open water facilities offered by Vobster Quay provide a safe and picturesque venue to introduce you to the following areas during the workshop:
  • Open water swimming safety
  • Kit, wetsuits, goggles etc and how to select what's right for you
  • Cold water acclimatisation, entering open water safely & building confidence
  • Introduction to key open water swimming skills inc. breathing techniques, sighting and navigating
  • Next steps to enjoying your open water swim experience

Workshop Dates Time
Saturday 1st June 2019 10:00 - 12:30
Saturday 1st June 2019 13:00 - 15:00
Sunday 2nd June 2019 10:00 - 12:30
Saturday 15th June 2019 09:30 - 12:00
Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Intermediate / Juniors 10:00 - 12:30
Saturday 13th July 2019 10:00 - 12:30

READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE?
Sounds just like the workshop for you? Give our staff a call on 01373 814666 to book your place now.


OPEN WATER SWIMMING IMPROVERS
DURATION: 2 HOURS
COST: £ CALL US!
PREREQUISITES: Must be able to swim 400m continuously in a pool
These two hour workshops are designed either as a direct progression from our very popular Introductory workshops or for those who have some experience of open water swimming but who are looking to improve their technique and skills.

The improvers workshop will build on the basic skills of open water swimming, further developing breathing, sighting and navigation skills as well as introducing turns, group swimming, and pace control. Participants will be filmed so they can observe and where appropriate correct their own swimming and advice will be given on how to train for open water swimming more effectively.

By the end of this improvers workshop, you should feel confident that they can swim both safely and competently in a range of open water environments. You'll also take a significant step along your own open water swimming journey towards health and fitness goals, competitive/challenge/charity events or just for sheer pleasure of swimming in the great outdoors.

READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE?
Sounds just like the workshop for you? Give our staff a call on 01373 814666 to book your place now.






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