These sessions are run by our club coaches Alistiar and Jess and will focus on a range of skills to include:
We expect Juniors attending these sessions to be confident pool swimers, capable of swimming at least 750m
Experienced volunteers from the club keep and eye on swimmers from kayaks on the water and from the riverbank.. If for some reason we cannot provide enough safety cover on the day, the session will have to be cancelled so it is best to check our facebook page for any last-minute updates. There is a mandatory swim briefing at 0830 that EVERYONE wanting to swim must attend, without exception. A responsible adult will also need to remain on site through the session.
This session is aimed specifically at juniors aged 8-13yrs old and is open to non-members, but we expect juniors attending to be confident pool swimmers and be capable of comfortably swimming at least 750m - this not a swimming lesson. Numbers are limited due to coaching and safety cover resources, so priority will be given to club members.
Open water swimming differs to pool swimming in many ways, and provides racing opportunities that involve mass starts. However, water confidence is key to the enjoyment and safety of open water swimming but our club coaches Jess and Alistair will focus on a range of skills including:
You will need the following items to take part in our open water session:
All swimmers must wear a brightly-coloured swim hat and use a towfloat. Towfloats can be purchased or borrowed from the club on the day and help us keep track of everyone, as well as giving you something to have a rest on if you want to admire the view for a bit.
Entry to the water is at 09:00 and everyone needs to be out by 0915 to allow for us to vacate the changing facilities before the adult session finished and sailing club arrive for their own session.