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:

  • 1-1 sessions
  • Introduction 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 

June Timetable:

Monday's 6-7pm 

Tuesdays 7-8pm

To book please call us on 0161 877 7252 (must have registered online first)

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

June Timetable 

Tuesdays 6-7pm

 

To book please call us on 0161 877 7252 (must have registered online first)

Open Water Skills Sessions

  • Weekly bookable session
  • Pre-requisite: comfortably swimming 200m continuous front crawl in open water
  • Session covers: developing open water skills such as sighting, turning and drafting. There will also be some fitness work
  • Coaching ratios: 1:8
  • Next step? Swim Smooth Squad (red)

June Timetable

Tuesdays  7-8pm

To book please call us on 0161 877 7252 (must have registered online first)

Swim Smooth Open Water Squad (Red SQUAD)

This is ideal for fitness, open water swimmers, and triathletes. It's a training session working on Swim Smooth's 3 keys for fast and efficient open water swimming (technique, fitness and open water skills)

  • Weekly bookable session
  • Pre-requisite: Be able to swim 400m averaging 2 minutes or slower per 100m in the pool
  • Coaching ratios: 1:14
  • Swimmers may stay in this group, or might want to progress to Swim Smooth Squad (yellow)

June Timetable

Thursdays 6-7pm

 

 

Swim Smooth Open Water Squad (Yellow SQUAD)

This is ideal for fitness, open water swimmers, and triathletes. It's a training session working on Swim Smooth's 3 keys for fast and efficient open water swimming (technique, fitness and open water skills).

  • Weekly bookable session
  • Pre-requisite: Be able to swim 400m averaging 1:59 or faster per 100m in the pool
  • Coaching ratios: 1:14

June Timetable 

Thursdays 7-8pm

1-1 Session

£25 for a 30 minute session 

Times:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm - 6.00pm 

Register online first and then give us a call on 0161 877 7252 to book.