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Open Water

Clevedon Long Swim

Somerset ASA Open Water Co-ordinator is Kat Percival (kat.percival@outlook.com) who has considerable recent experience as a coach and team manager in this discipline of our sport. Kat organises our annual Open Water Championships, Inter County Team and English Channel crossings! 

Somerset ASA encourages participation in Open Water swimming through development involving our coaches across the County acknowledging longer distance swimming with progression to Open Water events. 

The two posters below provide information on Open Water Coaching Courses over the coming months. 

Download Poster 1 and Poster 2 which include two opportunities specifically in the South West at Bude and Trowbridge / Vobster. Please publicise and share within your networks.

The provisional date for SW Regional and County Open Water Championships at Preston Beach, Weymouth is  24 June 2017. More information to follow.

In 2017, a 2 day course will be run over 2 weekends with ASA SW Region to introduce new swimmers aged 12 to 17 years and officials into this growing element of aquatic sport and to develop skills for open water swimming. Provisional dates are 27 May (pool) and 3 June (sea). More details to follow.

We are also delighted that Somerset club member Alan Withers is actively involved in the delivery of Open Water events at regional and National level whilst we retain Brian Bewley, our now retired Open Water Coach on the County Emergency Committee.