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.

Group Prices: 1 hour sessions are priced at £39.00. Our 5 x one hour package is £180.00. Purchases valid 29 April 2023 to 29 July 2023.

We run a limited number of exclusive one-to-one open water swim coaching sessions between May and July each year. These sessions are with Head Coach Andrew and are priced at £130.00 per one hour session.

Huub 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. Read our wetsuit blog.

Bookings are made through the online bookings portal 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. Showers, indoor purpose built changing rooms and toilets make for a professional experience. Our 2023 open water swimming season is our 6th at the Watersports Centre. Read why we feel this is the safest open water swim coaching venue in London.

The postcode for this venue is E14 3QS, a 5 minutes walk from Crossharbour DLR or a 10 minutes walk from Canary Wharf. Free parking, for cars and bikes, is available at the centre.

Turner Swim’s Group Open Water Swim Coaching Modules

Modules 1 to 5 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 or those with little experience in the open water. It is highly recommended to attend all five of these initial sessions to gain a good foundation in open water swimming. If you can swim less than 50 meters then join our pool based programmes first.

Module 6 is for adults who already have regular open water swimming experience, or who have completed modules 1 to 5 first. Most participants are training for a triathlon or Ironman event and are keen to improve with a competitive edge.

You can do the same module any number of times, to progress at your own rate.

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 2023 swim coaching season

In 2023 our open water season runs from Saturday 29 April 2023 until Saturday 29 July 2023. Bookings can be made up to 4 weeks in advance through our online bookings portal here.

Module: Description and Next Available Dates in 2023.
(Postcode E14 3QS).
1: Pool-to-Dock module 1                For adults new to open water swimming:
Sat 17 June 8am. Weds 21 June 6pm.
Weds 28 June 6pm. Weds 12 July 6pm.
2: Pool-to-Dock module 2 Breathing in cold water:
Sat 17 June 9am. Weds 21 June 7pm.
Sat 24 June 8am. Weds 5 July 6pm.
3: Pool-to-Dock module 3 Sighting (being able to see where you are swimming) and keeping going:
Sat 24 June 8am, 9am. Weds 28 June 7pm. Weds 12 July 6pm.
4: Pool-to-Dock module 4 Open water turns around buoys on a course:
Sat 1 July 8am, 9am. Weds 5 July 7pm. Weds 19 July 6pm.
5: Pool-to-Dock module 5 Navigating safely and with others to go and swim independently in an open session:
Sat 8 July 8am, 9am. Weds 12 July 7pm. Weds 26 July 6pm.

6: Advanced Open Water Techniques Finding the drafting sweet spot, starts and finishes, race tactics and navigating currents:
Sat 22 July 8am, 9am.Weds 19 July 7pm.
Weds 26 July 7pm. Sat 29 July 9am.
Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim Event
Saturday 15th July 2023.

Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event
Saturday 15 July 2023

Join us for the 5th annual Canary Wharf 1 Mile Swim in 2023. The 1 mile race takes place in Millwall Outer Dock, a filming location for James Bond’s “The world is not enough”. £28.50 entry fee for 1 Mile Event with timing chip included.

If you are feeling fit then why not swim our 2-Mile Event for £35.00, or 3 x 1 mile waves for a £50.00 entry fee.

Maximum of 60 swimmers per wave. Read more about the event and book here.

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