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. Our swim coaching for adults will take place between 1 May and 31 July 2020 at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports 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).

In 2020, we are running open water swim coaching on Saturdays at Royal Victoria Docks, by the Excel Centre. At this venue, there are basic changing facilities.

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.

In addition to Wednesday and Friday early morning sessions, we hope to run a weekend session and a weekday evening session at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. Please email to register your interest for the 2020 summer season.

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 from 2 May to Saturday 25 July 2020. 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.

1 May to 31 July 2020 Group Open Water Swim Coaching Schedule

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:
07:30am Friday 1 May, 09:30am Sat 2 May, 07:30am Weds 6 May, 07:30am Weds 3 June, 07:30am Friday 5 June, 09:30am Sat 13 June, 07:30am Weds 1 July, 07:30am Friday 3 July.
2A: Pool-to-Dock Session 2Breathing and an introduction to sighting:
07:30am Friday 8 May, 09:30am Sat 9 May, 07:30am Weds 13 May, 07:30am Weds 10 June, Friday 12 June, 09:30am, Sat 20 June, 07:30am Weds 1 July, 07:30am Friday 10 July.
3A: Pool-to-Dock Session 3Sighting development and keeping going:
07:30am Friday 15 May,  09:30am Sat 16 May, 07:30am Weds 20 May, 07:30am Weds 17 June, 07:30am Friday 19 June, 09:30am Sat 27 June, 07:30am Weds 8 July, 07:30am Friday 24 July.
4A: Pool-to-Dock Session 4Open water turns around buoys on a course:
07:30am Friday 22 May,  09:30am Sat 23 May, 07:30am Weds 27 May, 07:30am Weds 24 June, 07:30am Friday 26 June, 09:30am Sat 4 July, 07:30am Weds 10 July, 07:30am Friday 31 July.
1B: First swim of the season
(‘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:
07:30am Friday 1 May, 07:30am Friday 29 May.
2B: Advanced sightingSwim directly and efficiently by learning elite sighting techniques:
07:30am Friday 8 May, 07:30am Friday 3 July, 09:30am Saturday 25 July
3B: Drafting options and finding the sweet spotThrough learning four different methods of drafting. You will be able to conserve energy in order to improve overall times:
07:30am Friday 15 May, 09:30am Sat 30 May, 07:30am Friday 10 July. 09:30am Sat 11 July.
4B: Advanced open water turnsIntroducing an array of open water turns. These include the Corkscrew and the Superman to save time and maintain a fluid swim:
07:30am Friday 22 May, 09:30am Sat 6 June, 07:30am Friday 24 July.
5B: Starts and finishesFocusing on generating powerful and explosive starts and finishes. Go and then achieve prime positions in race environments:
07:30am Friday 29 May, 07:30am Friday 31 July.
6B: Race tactics and current trainingGet up to speed with this race tactics session to give you the competitive edge. Our kit will help to replicate sea and river conditions:
07:30am Friday 5 June, 07:30am Weds 24 July, 09:30am Sat 18 July.
7B: Pure swim fitness
(regular, unique sessions)
Diverse and engaging sessions that will develop your endurance, strength and overall fitness:
Dates released by end of February.
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

Canary Wharf Open Water Swim Event Photo


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.

Pool Based Triathlon Swimming Coaching Available Year Round

We also offer year round swimming coaching for triathletes in Marriott County Hall hotel, Westminster. Set within a 25 meter long swimming pool, our triathletes off-season swimming training programme is a popular option for September through to April.

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