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1-2-1 Intro to Open Water Swimming

Learn all you need to know about open water swimming on this introductory course

  • 2 hours
  • 65 British pounds
  • Weir Wood Reservoir

Service Description

The 1-2-1 course is ideal for swimmers who are either new to open water swimming, have not done it for a while, or are quite nervous about it, or want to increase their knowledge. We can completely tailor the session to your needs. There are two parts to this course: 1) an online or face-to-face classroom session to learn about open water equipment, safety issues, what happens to your body physiologically when you go into cold water, and to discuss any anxieties/worries/questions you may have. At time of booking, you can choose a zoom call or to have the classroom session at the lake on the day of your introductory swim. 2) an introductory swim session at Nutley lake to learn how to put on a wetsuit correctly so it fits well (if you want to wear one), how to warm up your body before entering the water, how to acclimatise safely to cold water, get used to swimming in a wetsuit (if applicable), and to build your confidence. Following the course, you will be sent an open water swimming information sheet and summary of what we covered in the course. If any video clips are taken during your swim session, these will also be sent to you. The price includes your £10 swim entry fee to Ashdown Forest Leisure. Any questions before booking, or to book a session, please email Marianne at:

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or re-schedule your swim session, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to your session. No refund can be given within 48 hours of cancelling.

Contact Details

  • WeirWood Sailing Club, Weir Wood Reservoir, Priory Road, Forest Row, RH18 5HT

    ++44 7904579758

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