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We are delighted to be in partnership with the fantastic coaches at Swimming Matters, who provide open water coaching to a range of abilities. 

Whatever your goals with your open water swimming, our Swim England/BTF Level 2 open water or triathlon qualified coaches can help. Be it your first swim in open water, working on your confidence, or training for an event such as Great North Swim, or Ironman UK. 

They deliver sessions that cater for a range of abilities and experience from those new to open water to seasoned open water swimmers and triathletes.

Sessions include:

  • 1-1 sessions
  • Introduction to Open Water sessions
  • Open Water Development 
  • Open Water Training 

Introduction to Open Water sessions (45mins)

A one-off session aimed at those with limited or no open water swimming experience.  This session covers the skills you need to transition from the pool to the open water e.g. acclimatisation, putting on a wetsuit, and essential open water skills. 


Thursday: 5pm & 7:15pm

Sunday: 9am & 11:15am

Cost: £15 or £14 for watersports members. Eligible for free wetsuit hire with this session. 

Open Water Development (45mins)

These sessions progress the skills learned in our ‘intro to open water session’ and are for swimmers who are competent in the water that want to develop their swimming (technique and fitness) and confidence in their open water skills.


Thursday: 5:45 pm 

Sunday: 9:45 am 

Cost: £10 or £9 for watersports members. 

Open Water Training (45 mins) Over 16yrs only

This training session is ideal for triathletes, fitness, and open water swimmers. We’ll work on Swim Smooth’s 3 keys for fast and efficient open water swimming (technique, fitness and open water skills).  Suitable for those who can comfortably swim 500m front crawl in open water up to those training for IM/ITU age-group world championships.


Thursday: 5:45 pm & 6:30 pm

Sunday: 9:45 am & 10:30 am

Cost: £10 or £9 for watersports members. 

1-1 sessions (3o mins)

Available to book for all abilities of swimmers from those who are brand new to open water and want to grow their confidence up to experienced open water swimmers and triathletes


Thursday: 6:15 pm & 6:45pm 

Sunday: 10:15 am & 10:45 am

Cost: £25 or £24 for watersports members.