Open Water Swim Coaching, Canary Wharf London

Open Water Swim Coaching in London with Turner Swim at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, Canary Wharf.

Open Water Swim Coaching in Canary Wharf, London

Join us for open water swim coaching in Canary Wharf, London. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we have currently paused our plans for the 2020 open water season. We are planning to open once the UK Government advises it is safe to do so with an extended season. The earliest we can restart open water coaching is 12 June 2020.

Click here to read our Coronavirus message to all of our clients.

Our swim coaching for adults takes place at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre and Royal Victoria docks by the Excel Centre.  Whether you are a first time open water swimmer or a seasoned triathlete, we have coaching available for you. We are please to be able to offer clients wetsuits to borrow, changing room and warm showers too (at the Docklands Watersports Centre only).

Our open water swim coaching on Saturdays is at Royal Victoria Docks, by the Excel Centre. At this venue, there are basic changing facilities but no showers.


Swim Coaching at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

The Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre is an ideal venue for open water swimming. With a second to none safety track record, our open water swim coaching sessions couldn’t feel safer. Each session has a Watersports Centre staff member on site specifically for any emergency situations. Our coaches have two-way radios so that they can be in immediate contact. In addition, our instructors coach from both the pontoon and their kayaks, enabling the coaches to be safe too. Our coaches hold an open water swim coaching certificate and are also BCU Kayak Level 2 qualified.


New For 2020: Open Water Swim Coaching on Saturdays at Royal Victoria Docks

Group open water swim coaching will be available with Turner Swim at Royal Victoria Docks, by the Excel Centre, each Saturday. Basic changing rooms are available at Royal Victoria Docks, so if you prefer a hot shower, shampoo and a towel please book in for our sessions at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre instead.


Turner Swim’s Coaching Modules

Modules 1A to 4A are designed for swimmers who can swim at least 50 meters without stopping but have no previous experience in open water. We call this our pool-to-dock programme, which is basically open water swim coaching for beginners. It is highly recommended to attend all four of these initial sessions to gain a good foundation in open water swimming. If you do have previous experience we will see you in Module B!

Modules 1B to 7B are for adults who already have open water swimming experience. Many clients join us as we provide open water swim coaching for swimmers and triathletes looking to gain the competitive edge. Each module is a stand alone 1 hour session. Pick and choose the modules you would like to attend. Sessions 1B-6B have an individual focus on a specific element of stroke technique as well as stamina building longer swim sets.

Prices: 1 hour sessions are priced at £33.00, 5 x one hour package is £145.00, 10 x one hour package is £249.00. Group sessions have a maximum of 6 swimmers per coach.


2020 Group Open Water Swim Coaching Schedule. We will relist our dates once the Government allows coaching to resume. Please email us with your interest.

(‘B’ modules for all with open water experience)Although it is not compulsory, it is hugely beneficial to come to the first swim of the season to get back into open water mindset: You will be able to conserve energy in order to improve overall times: These include the Corkscrew and the Superman to save time and maintain a fluid swim: Go and then achieve prime positions in race environments: Our kit will help to replicate sea and river conditions:

Module:Description and Dates:
Wednesdays and Fridays at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, Canary Wharf (Isle of Dogs, E14 3QS)
Saturdays at Royal Victoria Docks (Royal Docks, E16 1AH)
1A: Pool-to-Dock Session 1              For adults new to open water swimming: Dates released once Government allows coaching to resume.
2A: Pool-to-Dock Session 2Breathing and an introduction to sighting:3A: Pool-to-Dock Session 3Sighting development and keeping going:4A: Pool-to-Dock Session 4Open water turns around buoys on a course:1B: First swim of the season2B: Advanced sightingSwim directly and efficiently by learning elite sighting techniques:3B: Drafting options and finding the sweet spotThrough learning four different methods of drafting.4B: Advanced open water turnsIntroducing an array of open water turns.5B: Starts and finishesFocusing on generating powerful and explosive starts and finishes.6B: Race tactics and current trainingGet up to speed with this race tactics session to give you the competitive edge.
7B: Pure swim fitness
(regular, unique sessions)
Diverse and engaging sessions that will develop your endurance, strength and overall fitness:
RACE MORNING: Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim EventFriday 17 July with waves at 06:30am, 07:00am and 07:30am. Click to read more and book.
Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event


Join us for the third annual Canary Wharf 1 Mile Swim in 2020. This 1 mile race takes place in Millwall Outer Dock, a filming location for James Bond’s “The world is not enough”. £20.00 entry fee with times recorded by our team (no timing chip needed).

Join us on Friday 17 July 2020 and book online with FindARace.

 24 May 2020: We currently still plan to run this event.
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