Open Water Coaching

We are delighted to announce that we have created a partnership with Swimming Matters, who will provide open water coaching to a range of abilities. 

Whether you’re looking to try open water swimming for the first time, or a seasoned open water swimmer, the team can help you with their structured pathway of open water sessions 

They will be delivering sessions that cater for a range of abilities and experience from those new to open water to seasoned open water swimmers and triathletes.  Sessions include:

1-2-1 sessions

Intro to Open Water sessions

Front crawl and open water skills

Swim Smooth Manchester Open Water Squads

Introduction to Open Water Swimming

  • A one off Theory and practical course

  • Aimed at adults with limited or no open water experience

  • Pre-requisites: Be able to swim 8 lengths comfortably whilst out of your depth on any stroke on your front in a swimming pool

  • Session covers: getting safely into open water, an introduction to essential open water skills such as acclimatisation, how to put on a wetsuit correctly, sighting, drafting and turning

  • Coaching ratios: 1:8

  • Next step? This may be ANY of the other group or squad sessions. After your session, your coach will advise you which is best to continue to develop your open water swimming

  • Cost £10 

Open Water Front Crawl Technique Sessions

  • Weekly bookable session
  • Pre-requisites: confident swimming at least 400m breaststroke in open water
  • Session covers: Developing your Front crawl technique for swimming in open water with the aim of building up to swimming the 200m loop continuously on front crawl.
  • Coaching ratios: 1:8
  • Next step? Open water Skills sessions
  • Cost = £10