Pool to open water swimming workshop

May 12th at Trowbridge Pool or May 26th at Warminster Pool

From pool to open water swimming workshops

Whether you’re considering open water swimming for the first time, are an experienced swimmer wanting to extend your skills, or are preparing for an open water event or triathlon this summer, our workshops will get your 2018 open water swimming off to a flying start.  Open water swimming is a wonderful experience ,but can be daunting, especially at the start of a triathlon or open water event. 

During the course you'll cover...

Intro to open water swimming including:

  • planning and safety
  • equipment
  • wetsuits and specific skills.

Practical technique and skills sessions in swim ability groups covering:

  • open water breathing
  • sighting navigation
  • swimming in groups and drafting.

Putting these skills into practice through fun open water swim simulations and a Q&A session including advice and tips on open water swim training. 

Workshop Delivery

The workshops will be delivered by British Triathlon / ASA High Performance Swim Coach Richard Smith who has over 25yrs experience of coaching and competing in open water swimming. Richard runs the open water swim programme at the local premier open water swimming venue Vobster Quay and also writes swim performance articles for 220 Triathlon magazine. Richard is joined by highly experienced ASA Open Water Swim Coach, Esther Levin who, as well as having years of open water swimming experience, is the Swimming Development Manager for West Wiltshire. 

Course details

  • Trowbridge Swimming Pool - Saturday 12th May 3:30pm-6pm
  • Warminster Swimming Pool – Saturday 26th May 3:30-6pm

The 2½hrs workshops cost £35.00 which includes the workshop, a resource pack & swim cap. To book, please contact either Trowbridge Sports Centre: 01225 764342 / Warminster Sports Centre: 01985 212946 or email estherlevin@pfpleisure.org