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Tooting Bec Swim Coaching

SwimTrek Coaching at Tooting Bec Lido has now ended for 2021. But we'll be back from June 2022!

If you'd like to be the first to hear about when coaching sessions are available again in 2022, please join our Tooting Bec mailing list:

Find out more below about what was on offer in 2021:

Whether you're a beginner looking to improve your technique and confidence, or a competitive swimmer looking for that edge for your next event, our coaching sessions will help you reach your goals.

Make the most of your summer, improve your open water skills and get ready to love outdoor swimming all over again!

Book Your Coaching Session

For 2021 we're using a brand new booking system. You can book individual or multiple coaching sessions, and manage your booking directly.

You can also book sessions without creating an account, but if you do it will make it easier for you to manage your bookings. If you had an account with our previous booking system, you will need to create a new one for any 2021 bookings.

1-to-1 Coaching Sessions

1-to-1 Coaching Sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 30 June to 4 September 2021.

Sessions are 45 minutes long, and start at either 06:15am or 08:15am, except for Thursdays where there is only an 08:15am session.

Our coach will work with you to identify your specific needs and goals, and develop a tailored plan for you. Our coach will also offer underwater video to film your technique and provide immediate feedback.

We recommend booking at least 5 sessions to get the most from this focussed coaching. You can purchase a discounted 5 Session Class Pass on our booking system, and use this to book the session times and dates that work best for you.

However you can also book individual sessions as a taster, or to work on a specific need with our coach, such as improving technique or advice on a training plan.

1-to-1 Coaching Sessions are available at £50 per session (which includes free entry to Tooting Bec Lido worth £8), and if you purchase a 5 Session Class Pass you'll only pay £45 per session.

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Group Coaching Sessions

Group Coaching Coaching Sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 30 June to 4 September 2021.

Sessions are 45 minutes long and start at 07:15am. Each session is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Our group sessions are open to anyone who is water confident. These are fun, social sessions aimed at improving your swimming while enjoying time with like-minded swimmers.You can come on your own or bring some friends!

These sessions are especially good for making the transition from indoor swimming to open water swimming, and building your confidence with taking on longer swimming distances.

These sessions are suited to swimmers of all levels, whether you are looking to improve or want to be more competitive. Please note that this is not a learn to swim programme. If you are looking to learn to swim or become water confident, please look at booking a 1-to-1 coaching session instead.

We recommend booking at least 6 sessions to get the most from our group sessions. You can purchase a discounted 6, 12 or 24 Session Class Pass on our booking system, and use this to book the session times and dates that work best for you.

However you can also book single sessions as needed, and we recommend this if you want to give our coaching sessions a try.

Group Coaching Sessions are available at £12.50 per session (which includes free entry to Tooting Bec Lido worth £8), and if you purchase a Session Class Pass available in packs of 6, 12 or 24 sessions, you could pay as little as £10.50 for each session.

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Our Coach - Telle Maukonen

Telle Maukonen

For our 2021 season, our coach is Telle Maukonen. Telle is a highly experienced swimmer, coach and guide on SwimTrek's holidays in the UK and abroad.

Telle is a qualified ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, and has substantial open water swimming experience under her belt, including Lake Windermere, several Channel Relays, a solo English Channel swim, Lake Zurich and Vidostern Simmet. She has also been guiding SwimTrek trips and coaching camps since 2013.

Contact

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email coachtootingbec@swimtrek.com, or call 01273 739 713.

Tooting Bec Lido

Tooting Bec Lido is a large open-air freshwater swimming pool in South London. It's 100 yards long (about 91 metres) and 33 yards wide (about 30 metres), and is famous for its colourful changing rooms and excellent facilities.

On-site facilities

  • Toilets
  • Parking (though this may be limited at busy times)
  • Drinks and snacks from a kiosk
  • Lockers

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are no changing facilities available. Please come dressed ready to swim.

To find out more and to check the latest information, please visit the Tooting Bec Lido website.

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