I offer a range of Open Water Coaching Services for JUNIORS OR ADULTS

You may want to have a gentle introduction to open water/ cold water swimming, learn front crawl or you might be looking to sign your child up for a course of lessons to help improve their confidence in the water.

For JUNIORS I have structured groups by age and for ADULTS by ability and goal.

Private sessions are available and can be tailored to suit yours or your child’s needs and goals.

For all non swimmers or those with a debilitating fear or water my suggestion is to start in the pool and progress to the open water.

Check out the book online page for schedule and availability.

Please NOTE junior open water swimming groups finish at the end of September and restart in June

Here are just some of the benefits of Open Water Swimming:

  • Enhanced Mood

  • Pain Relief

  • Boosted Immune System

  • Personal Achievement

  • Better Sleep

  • Increased Metabolism

  • Circulation Benefits

  • Companionship

PRIVATE COACHING

Private sessions can be booked with one or more people and personalised to suit your goals.

New to Open Water | Water Confidence | Improve Technique | Increase Endurance | Swim Buddy | Open Water Race Skills | Cold Water Therapy

Adult Courses

Level 1- Open Water Introduction

These sessions are aimed at novice/completely new open water swimmers/dippers

I will guide you through the practical knowledge you will need to safely swim in the sea. Courses are usually split over two days for 1.5 hours each, 3 hours in total.

Sessions consist of:

  • Theory on the beach. 
  • Wonderful swim focusing on open water skills and water safety. 
  • Hot drink and chat after

You will learn about:

  • Water safety
  • Tides
  • Currents
  • Wind, waves and weather events.
  • How to rewarm efficiently and effectively,
  • Kit choices
  • Personal survival skills
  • Brief intro into open water swimming skills like sighting, technique, cross current swimming.
  • How to plan an open water swim.
  • And you will meet like minded people and be invited to join the Fish 2 Water Swim Tribe facebook group.

You will need:

  • Whatever you plan to swim in, wetsuit (can hire one via my SHOP) or swimwear.
  • Swim shoes/ socks if you like & Swim gloves if you like
  • Swim hat and goggles if you like.
  • Warm clothes and a hot drink for afterwards. 

You must be able to tread water, and swim a basic stroke of any kind. 

This is not a learn to swim technique course. If you wish to learn front crawl please check out that course. 

Level 2- Learn Frontcrawl

These sessions are for those who have completed Level 1 or that can confidently swim breaststroke in the sea but would like to progress to frontcrawl

I  will help you with:

  • Breath control
  • Body position
  • Timing
  • Stoke efficiency

*These are group sessions*

Level 3- Open Water Swim Club

The club is for people who would like to sea swim on a regular basis and a monthly subscription is available.

There are two levels available for the CLUB

The 1K Club this is for swimmers who can swim 200m and would like to get to 1Km

The 2K Club is for experienced Open Water swimmers who are already swimming 1Km and progressing to greater distances.

  • Distances at each session will vary
  • Sessions will be structured to help with technique, motivationtion, endurance, pacing & open water race skills if required.

The club runs April to November.

Check out the book online page for dates and booking

The Menopause Mermaids

Menopause Mermaids is a sea and beach based group course created to help women be healthy & strong, to enjoy the therapy of the sea, the outdoors, to connect us & clear the fog.

So what will we do in these sessions: 

  • A bit of swimming and dipping. These sessions are not swim coaching sessions to improve your stroke. Its is for all levels as long as you can swim a basic stroke.
  • Strength and resistance activities using the beach and the water to encourage bone strength and build muscle.  
  • Breathing and mindfulness exercises to help us embrace the change and LOVE ourselves.
  • Advice and support. 

What will you need:

  • Sports Swim Wear or a wetsuit. Contact me if you need to hire one or help or advice with purchase.
  • Wetsuit boots or beach shoes
  • Swim gloves for the cooler months.
  • Tow float
  • Hat and goggles.
  • Warm clothes, wooly hat and gloves for putting on after. 

Please, please don’t be putt off on the basis you think everyone is going to dive into the sea like a mermaid and swim off into the depths. This is not that group ;-)  it’s a place to start your journey to taking care of yourself with the benefit of the open water. 

Frosty Fish Winter Swim Group

The secret to acclimatising to cold water is just to swim in it, often. Our challenge isn’t about how long or how cold the water is but to swim consistently through the winter months to get the mental and physical benefits.

The Frosty Fish runs from November to March

Junior Courses

Courses run on either consecutive weeks or consecutive days so please check the dates when booking online.

Junior age 6-7 ish

Water Confidence

Children must be able to:

  • Blow bubbles
  • Put face in

These groups sessions are for children 6+ who love the water but are not swimming 25m just yet. Children will learn through games, activities & experience

The focus of these sessions is on:

  • Fun
  • Safety
  • Confidence

Junior Age 8-10 ish

Children must be able to:

  • Swim 25m confidently with face in the water either front crawl or breaststroke
  • Tread water for 60 seconds
  • Float

 In these sessions children will learn about:

  • Tides & Currents
  • Water Safety
  • Acclimatizing
  • Swimming Technique
  • Navigating waves

Junior Age 11-14 ish

Children must be able to:

  • Swim 200m frontcrawl confidently
  • Tread water for 1 min
  • Float on their back

In these sessions children will learn about:

  • Tides & Currents
  • Water Safety
  • Acclimatizing
  • Swimming Technique
  • Open water and triathlon Race techniques
  • Navigating waves

Fit Fish Green Squad

Age group 8-10 yrs

3-hour session incorporating:

  • Sea swimming
  • Land and water fitness
  • Water safety
  • Lifeguard skills
  • First aid skills

Children must be able to:

  • Swim 50m confidently with face in the water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Float on their back

Children will have 2 x 15 min breaks for a snack and a drink.

They must have a long wetsuit, a swim hat, a beach hat, sun cream, a towel, a change of clothes, goggles and beach shoes, water, 2 light snacks.

Fit Fish Blue Squad

Age group 11-15 yrs

3-hour session incorporating:

  • Sea swimming
  • Land and water fitness
  • Water safety
  • Lifeguard skills
  • First aid skills

Children must be able to:

  • Swim 200m confidently 
  • Tread water for 2 minutes

Children will have 2 x 15 min breaks for a snack and a drink.

They must have a long wetsuit, a swim hat, a beach hat, sun cream, a towel, a change of clothes, goggles and beach shoes, water, 2 light snacks.