Young Swimmer Coaching

Session Details

DATES: Please go to the booking system for available dates (click on the button to the left)
TIME: 18:30 - 19:30
LOCATION: Rutland Watersports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BL
APPLICABLE AGE: Minimum age is 8 years of age, with maximum age of 15 years.
COST: A small group session with Booking ahead essential. Individual Swimmers £12 inclusive of Swim Tow Float loan, with minimum 24hr advance booking/payment. £15 on the night by contactless card if spaces still available. Parking £1 with discounted ticket (if required). If for any reason we need to cancel the session your payment will be refunded in full.
FACILITIES: Parking & Toilets available now. Showers, Changing & Bag Drop availability to be updated subject to COVID easing of regulations.
EQUIPMENT: Wetsuits are mandatory below 14C water temperature. Wetsuit hire £3 on the night if required at time of booking in advance. Bright hat mandatory. Goggles.
ELIGIBILITY: Minimum course entry requirement is an ability to swim 100 metres continuously in a swimming pool on any stroke (4 lengths of a 25m pool). Juniors must be able to meet the minimum swimming requirements and will need to remainin within the group and follow coached instruction and COVID advice at all times.
SAFETY: COVID compliant, BEYOND SWIM accredited safety cover.
This is the Parental Consent Form for 2021 that you can download and complete ready for the session.

This is a small group session (max 20 participants) of 1hr with at least 30mins water time to introduce younger pool swimmers to open water swimming and to give more experienced younger swimmers a chance to improve their open water skills like swimming straight and coping with a little bit of choppy water.
Once in the water, swimmers will be divided into a maximum of three like ability groups with a coach or support swimmer. All swimmers must be accompanied by an on-shore parent or guardian.

Through friendly enthusiastic instruction and motivating guidance we aim to make these sessions a fun and safe experience. We will not venture too far from the shore and will have in-water swimmers and canoe /boat support to adapt to the response of the swimmers and ensure everyone is safe and has the best opportunity to learn to swim well in open water.

This year, we have introduced a new booking/pre-payment system to make your experience as safe, easy and fast as possible on the day.