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Open Water Swimming Development - 2018 dates

A two day course will be held over two weekends to introduce swimmers aged 12 to 17 years into this growing element of our sport and develop skills for open water swimming 

Dates and Venues

Part 1 – Workshops, land training & pool exercises
Saturday 26 May 2018 (12.30 – 19.00) - Wells Leisure Centre, Somerset, BA5 2FB

Part 2 – Open water swimming skills and practice 
Saturday 2 June 2018 (09.30 – 16.45) - Vobster Quay, nr Frome, Somerset, BA3 5SD

Both days are being lead by three Coaches with huge experience of Open Water Swimming:
  • Kat Percival - ASA and STA open water swim coach. former competitive open water and cross channel swimmer (5 relays)
  • Marc Newman - competitive open water swimmer, cross channel swimmer (relay and solo) including the record for Dungeness to France.
  • Ben Mullins - ASA open water swim coach and coach of Bristol Penguins

For more details contact Kat Percival – Swim England SW Open Water Coach 

Course Fee (both days): £65.00 per swimmer (incl. packed lunch on 26 May 2018)

Closing date for bookings: Saturday 19 May 2018.​

Advance Notice

Please put this date in your diaries and watch for entry details

Swim England SW Open Water Championships 2018 including Somerset ASA Championships
Saturday 7 July 2018 - Preston Beach, Weymouth

Opportunities to qualify for Swim England national championships 
Distances: 5km, 3km, 2km 
plus a 1km taster event for ages 11 -13 yrs.

The increase from 1.5km to 2km in the age group events is to meet National criteria. 
Entry details will follow here and on the ASA SWR website.

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