Develop your your open water swimming confidence and skills under the supervision of our expert swim guides
Join a group of like-minded swimmers on guided coastal swims along Brighton’s beachfront
Experience unique swims around Brighton’s iconic Palace Pier and stay in the heart of this bustling, progressive city
If you are looking to make the transition from pool to open water, this Introduction to Open Water swim coaching camp is the perfect way to improve your skills. Under the expert guidance of our qualified swim coaches, you will have the opportunity to discover the joys that come with taking part in specialised, focused sessions both in the sea and in SwimTrek’s own High Performance Swim Centre at Sea Lanes, located just east of Brighton’s iconic Palace Pier, directly on Brighton beach and only metres from the water’s edge.
We are based on Brighton’s seafront, which is one of the original homes of open water swimming in England. In fact, it’s home to England’s oldest sea swimming club and has a vibrant open water swimming scene. You will have exclusive access to an endless pool with its underwater camera system, ideal for technique analysis and improvement. The camp also features video analysis where your coaches work with you to identify areas for improvement in your swim technique both in the pool and the sea.
To make sure you thoroughly enjoy the transition from pool to the open water, our qualified swim coaches run one-to-one and group sessions. Combining these sessions with a healthy dose of encouragement, patience and, most importantly, fun, your time with us is sure to be an incredible stage in your journey to becoming a true open water swimmer.
Who is this camp for?
Our Introduction to Open Water camp is suited to swimmers are looking to make the transition to the open water. This trip will focus on swim technique, open water swim skills and endurance. Whether you are relatively new to pool swimming or have been following the black line for years, this coaching camp will provide you with the skills and reassurance that you need to make the move into the sea with confidence.
Swimmers do not require open water experience but should be capable of comfortably swimming 500m in the pool prior to the start of the coaching camp. The average daily swim distance is around 2 km (split over a minimum of two swims).
If you’ve already got some open water experience but would like to develop your technique, work on open water skills or build your endurance, you may like to consider our Open Water Development -Brighton coaching camp which also runs out of Sea Lanes Brighton.
We have given this trip a ‘Beginner’ grading designed for people new to open water swimming. It aims to build your confidence and develop open water swimming skills. Water conditions in the UK can be more demanding than in our other destinations but this is ideal preparation if you intend to swim open water in temperate waters like these.
- Fully guided open water swim coaching camp in Brighton
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Two nights’ accommodation in a guest house close to Sea Lanes
- Two breakfasts and one lunch at Wood X Coal
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour in Brighton
- Evening meals and additional lunches
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This coaching camp can also be offered as tailor-made experience. The date of travel and itinerary can be adjusted to suit you. For more information contact us with the dates you'd like and number of people taking part. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together your dream swimming experience.
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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek coaches will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.