Open Water Swim


Now the serious bit is done, let’s talk about the sessions.

The sea is warming up lovely!  

We had so much fun last season that we are going to do it all again!

Swim 3 will be on the 21st May at 0930. The big group will push out from the Bay weather permitting. Swim 4 is on Monday 19th June at 1900. Advanced and Improvers  will do a bigger and longer swim and the shoreline group will swim up to 500m in shorter sets with focus on knowledge and coaching.

Join us at Whitmore Bay Lifeguard hut on the promenade at Barry Island.

As long as you can swim 100m un-supported without stopping then we can help you. This isn’t a swimming lesson. If you want one of those go to Heathwood swim and tell Dave we sent you! You might even get a discount! The sessions are designed to get you more comfortable with the sea and everything that goes with that!

Cold water immersion, Sighting, Currents, Waves, Tidal considerations, Drafting, Mass starts, Navigating around cans and buoys and generally enjoying a swim!


We also provide an experienced sea swimmer guide in each group to help once you’re out there. The sets are relatively small and we re- group at the end of each set to discuss, grow and learn. The session is about 60 minutes and you will be in the sea for about 45 mins total. You will need goggles, a swim hat and a wetsuit. If you are a skins swimmer then you need to get in touch with me so that we can discuss your skins experience and capabilities. We advise people to book on quickly as we limit the session numbers to get the best engagement.

Other than signing on to the event there isn’t that much admin apart from reminding you to read the Terms and conditions and have a next of kin contact number for us … so sign up, pay up and get your swim on!

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