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 group and one-to-one open water swim coaching for adults takes place 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 coach from both the pontoons and our kayaks, enabling our coaches to be safe and to see you. Our coaches hold an open water swim coaching certificate and are also BCU Kayak Level 2 qualified. Changing rooms and indoor showers are available for your use on site.

Prices: 1 hour sessions are priced at £36.00. Our 5 x one hour package is £160.00. Purchases valid 30 April 2022 to 13 August 2022.

Open water wetsuit use is included in the price of your session and these must be worn at all times due to the increased risks associated with open water swimming. Click to read our wetsuit blog.

We run a limited number of one-to-one open water swim coaching sessions between May and August each year. These sessions are with Head Coach Andrew or Senior Instructors Lindsay or Thomas and are priced at £125.00 per one hour session. Bookings can be made online from 15 April 2022 here.


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.

The postcode for this venue is E14 3QS, a 5 minutes walk from Crossharbour DLR or a 10 minutes walk from Canary Wharf.


Turner Swim’s Group Open Water Swim Coaching Modules

Modules 1A to 5A are designed for swimmers who can swim at least 50 meters front crawl 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 five 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 5B are for adults who already have regular open water swimming experience. Most participants are training for a triathlon and are keen to improve with a competitive edge. Each module is a stand alone 1 hour session, so you can pick and choose modules. Sessions 1B-5B consist of stroke technique, open water specific aspects such as drafting and stamina building too.

Coaching Ratios:  Group sessions have a maximum of 6 swimmers per coach. We reserve the right to postpone a session if we have only 3 participants or less per coach. 48 hour cancellation policy.


Our 2022 coaching season

In 2022 our open water season runs from Saturday 30 April 2022 until Saturday 13 August 2021. Indicative April and May 2022 dates are now listed below. Bookings can be made up to 4 weeks in advance through our online bookings portal.

Module:Description and Next Available Dates in 2022 (postcode E14 3QS) – Pick one date per module
1A: Pool-to-Dock Session 1               For adults new to open water swimming:
Sat 30 April at 8:30am, 9:30am. Sat 7 May at 8:30am. Weds 11 May at 7pm. Sat 14 May at 8:30am. Weds 17 May at 6pm. Sat 21 May at 8:30am. Sat 28 May at 8:30am. June to August dates to be confirmed.
2A: Pool-to-Dock Session 2Breathing in cold water:
Saturday 7 May at 8:30am,9:30am. Weds 18 May at 7pm. June to August dates to be confirmed.
3A: Pool-to-Dock Session 3Sighting (being able to see where you are swimming) and keeping going:
Saturday 14 May at 8:30am, 9:30am. Weds 25 May at 7pm. June to August dates to be confirmed.
4A: Pool-to-Dock Session 4Open water turns around buoys on a course:
Saturday 21 May at 8:30am, 9:30am. June to August dates to be confirmed.
5A: Pool-to-Dock Session 5Navigating safely with others to then swim independently in an open session:
Saturday 28 May at 8:30am, 9:30am. June to August dates to be confirmed.
1B: Advanced sightingSwim directly and efficiently by learning elite sighting techniques:
Starts June 2022.
2B: Drafting and finding the sweet spotLearn 4 different methods of drafting:
Starts June 2022.
3B: Advanced open water turnsIntroducing an array of open water turns:
Starts June 2022.
4B: Starts and finishesFocusing on generating powerful and explosive starts and finishes:
Starts June 2022.
5B: Race tactics and current trainingGet up to speed with this race tactics session to give you the competitive edge:
Starts June 2022.
RACE MORNING: Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim EventJuly 2022, a Saturday event, date TBC early 2022. Waves at 8am-11:30am
Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event:
A Saturday in June 2022, date to be confirmed.


Join us for the fourth annual Canary Wharf 1 Mile Swim in 2021. The 1 mile race takes place in Millwall Outer Dock, a filming location for James Bond’s “The world is not enough”. £26.50 entry fee with timing chip included. If you are feeling fit then why not swim 3 x 1 mile waves for a £50.00 entry fee.

Join us on a Saturday in July 2022 and book online with FindARace.

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