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.

Prices: 1 hour sessions are priced at £35.00. Our 5 x one hour package is £145.00. Purchases expire 14 August 2021.

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 are running a limited number of one-to-one open water swim coaching sessions in 2021. These sessions are with Head Coach Andrew and are priced at £125.00 per one hour session. Click to book.


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.

Due to Covid-19 the changing rooms and showers may or may not be available, depending on Government regulations at the time. If they are unavailable changing is outside but in 2020 toilets were available during Covid times.

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 coaching season runs until Saturday 14 August 2021, as per our terms and conditions.

Module:Description and Next Available Dates (postcode E14 3QS) – Pick one date per module
1A: Pool-to-Dock Session 1               For adults new to open water swimming:
Saturday 7 August at 9:30am
2A: Pool-to-Dock Session 2Breathing and an introduction to sighting:
Saturday 14 August at 9:30am.
3A: Pool-to-Dock Session 3Sighting development and keeping going:
2022 season.
4A: Pool-to-Dock Session 4Open water turns around buoys on a course:
Saturday 24 July at 9:30am. Saturday 14 August at 9:30am.
5A: Pool-to-Dock Session 5Navigating safely with others to then swim independently in an open session:
Wednesday 28 July at 6pm and 7pm. Saturday 31 July at 9:30am. Saturday 7 August at 9:30am. 
1B: Advanced sightingSwim directly and efficiently by learning elite sighting techniques:
2022 season.
2B: Drafting and finding the sweet spotLearn 4 different methods of drafting:
2022 season.
3B: Advanced open water turnsIntroducing an array of open water turns:
2022 season.
4B: Starts and finishesFocusing on generating powerful and explosive starts and finishes:
2022 season.
5B: Race tactics and current trainingGet up to speed with this race tactics session to give you the competitive edge:
2022 season.
RACE MORNING: Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim EventSaturday 17 July. Waves at 7:30am-11am. Click here to book the Canary Wharf 1-Mile Swim.
Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event:
Saturday 17 July 2021


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”. £24.00 entry fee with timing chip included.

Join us on Saturday 17 July 2021 and book online with FindARace.

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