Introduction to Open Water

Session Details

DATES: Please go to the booking system for available dates (click on the button to the left)
TIME: 18:30 - 19:30, Turesday or Thursday.
LOCATION: Rutland Watersports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BL
COST: A small group session with Booking ahead essential. Individual Swimmers £18 with minimum 24hr advance booking/payment, £15 with BEYOND SWIM pass (available from 10th May, see button opposite for details). £20 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 available as an additional extra for £5, booked in advance. Bright hat mandatory. Goggles. Tow floats will be loaned free of charge for the session if needed (mandatory for juniors). 
ELIGIBILITY: Participants must be able to swim at least 200 metres continuously in a swimming pool. This session is open to juniors of 15yrs+ accompanied by an adult in the water. 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 if the participant is under 18.

This small group coached session has been designed for any confident pool swimmer who is new to open water. Whether you are planning a future sportive, mass swim event or a late season triathlon or you're just interested in Open Water swimming for health and fitness, this session will guide you through the essentials of entering and feeling comfortable in the water and we'll cover some useful skills as well such as sighting and strategies to cope with unexpected turbulence. This may also be a really useful session for anyone who has tried Open Water swimming but had a stressful experience and wants to give it another go.
Through friendly enthusiastic instruction and motivating guidance I aim to inspire you with the knowledge and confidence to make open water swimming fun.
We will plan for 15 mins introduction and wrap-up and 45mins water time. Juniors 15yrs+ welcome with participating adult.
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.