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 takes place between May and August at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. We offer both one-to-one and group open water swimming coaching in Millwall Dock.  This means we have all bases covered from first time open water swimmers through to the seasoned triathlete. We are please to be able to offer clients wetsuits to borrow, changing room and warm showers too.

Swim Coaching at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

We are delighted to be running our open water swim coaching at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre. 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.

2020 open water swim coaching season

We are busy planning away for our 2020 open water swim coaching season. In addition to two weekday early morning sessions, we hope to run an evening and Saturday morning session. In 2018 and 2019 we ran the Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim event and we are currently confirming the date for the 2020 event. We also hope to run a longer, potentially more challenging swimming event in addition to this.

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 10B 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 £30.00, 5 x one hour package is £125.00. Group sessions have a maximum of 6 swimmers per coach.

May to August 2020 Group Open Water Swim Coaching Schedule – Coming Soon

ModuleDescription and Dates – To be confirmed
1A: Pool-to-Dock Session 1              For adults new to open water swimming.
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 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.
2B: Advanced sightingSwim directly and efficiently by learning elite sighting techniques.
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.
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.
5B: Starts and finishesFocusing on generating powerful and explosive starts and finishes. Go and then achieve prime positions in race environments.
6B: Race tacticsGet 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.
8B: Video analysisGain individual and immediate feedback. Designed to enable you to better implement corrections and advance your performance.
9B: Swim to cycle transitions (Please bring your bike)Often a neglected aspect of triathlon training. This session will help you develop quick, dynamic transitions to save time and put you ahead of the pack.
10B: Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim Event
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). Please watch this space for our 2020 date.

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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