Open Water And Triathlon Programme
One-to-one Coaching For Open Water Swimming
Open water swim coaching is available both pool based at Le Méridien and in the open water near Canary Wharf. This programme page describes our pool based coaching. For information about our swim coaching in the open water docks please click here.
Swimming in a pool and swimming in open water are very different experiences. Swimming in the sea, rivers or a lake presents an entirely unique set of factors which can affect your swimming, including currents, depth, sighting, other swimmers and course location. This programme is for adults new to outdoor swimming or have completed up to five competitive events. The open water and triathlon programme provides the opportunity to develop advanced techniques and tactics taught by experienced instructors.
We recommend that you come for a programme of 5 x one hour sessions in which specialist coaches will help you perfect the specific techniques required for open water swimming. Your programme will start with a full stroke analysis and will then focus on your strengths and weaknesses. Sessions will develop the front crawl techniques required success such as head positioning and breathing. We then break down the arm stroke into the arm push and recovery, entry and catch. Our instructors can also help improve your leg kicking style and timing. We will also introduce an advanced catch, to enable you to feel more water being pulled with each arm stroke. The course also covers sighting, starts and finishes.
Open Water Training Tips
We can bespoke tips and training methods so that you can further advance your swimming outside of our lessons. Since swimming in the sea or docks is starkly different from swimming in a pool, our course is designed to help you develop the techniques and styles required to turn you from a pool lover to an open water aficionado! Previous clients have completed the Windsor triathlon, Hyde Park triathlon, Eton Dorney sprints and the Swim Serpentine. We would love to help inspire you for 2018 to be your open water swimming year!
Anyone who is interested in open water swimming can benefit from this programme. Whether you are a novice looking into the sport for the first time or a more experienced competitor looking to excel, we are proud to offer a programme unlike any other. After this programme you may wish to swim outdoors with us at our new docks venue near Canary Wharf.