Small group swims

Important Information

Anglian Water have kindly provided me with the opportunity to offer training and safe, guided swim experiences to groups of 5 people in Rutland Water on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-7pm).My objective is to try and offer more sessions for  those who have either not swum in open water or who are nervous of larger group swims and to make this a fun and rewarding experience. I will also offer group training sessions (as apposed to individual coaching) for more experienced triathletes wanting to prepare now for end of season races.
All sessions will be facilitated by me from a canoe with a boat on call for rescue (PPE ready) if needed.For the recreational swimmers we will aim to swim out from the creek and enjoy views over the lake. All screening preparation, booking and payment will be done before the session to maximise our swim time.
There are no changing facilites but toilets are open if needed. You will also have the reassurance of water rescue available (PPE ready) and weekly water testing to ensure we are good to go. Tow floats are mandatory but can be supplied for free. Wetsuits can also be hired for a small incremental charge.
Where: Rutland Watersports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BL
When: 6-7pm, Tuesday & Thursday nights from 7th July through to September.
Format: A group of 5 with 45 minutes water time.
Who: There will be 4 session "levels" available: Level 1 is for recreational swimmers, new to open water and not wanting to stray too far from shore. Level 2 is for more confident recreational swimmers, mainly swimming breaststroke, that are happy to swim out gently together to admire the lovely views, Level 3 is for recreational/sportive swimmers that also want to swim out further, a little faster on mainly frontcrawl. For Levels 1-3 I will coach water safety and (non contact) skills. Level 4 is for triathletes who would like a coached structured training session.
Cost: £20 per head. Wetsuit hire £5 if required. Mandatory swim tow float, brightly coloured hats and goggles can be loaned free of charge. Note: if weather or algae problems you will be offered other dates. If no other dates are available you will receive a refund.
Normal Rutland Water Parking charges will apply on-site.
Note: if you already have a group of 5 same standard swimmers you can reserve a dedicated session (see below)
Health & Safety: You will be required to sign a disclaimer and provide emergency contact details. Minimum course entry requirement for level 1 is an ability to swim 100 metres in a swimming pool on any stroke (4 lengths of a 25m pool). Important: for social distancing reasons, you will need to be able to do up your own wetsuit, or have someone with you who can help you.

I will allocate slots according to demand and aim to put groups together and get back to you ASAP. Please email me   if you are interested and happy with all of the above, providing the following information:
1) Your "Level" (see above to judge this)
2) Any date constraints
3) Whether you would need a wetsuit hire
4) If you want to book a group of 5 people together and have a specific date in mind..
I will reply with an available session time for this level; screening form for you to complete and bring with you or email back, and a link to make payment to secure your place.
Many thanks, Mary