Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

Open Water Development Day Sunday 11th June 2023

Luxborough Lake Chigwell IG7 5AA/B   

Following a successful training day in May 2022, the Open Water Committee is hosting a Development Day at the same venue again.

The idea of the day will be to prepare those entering the Open Water Regional Event by giving new/inexperienced swimmers, or those who want a refresher, the opportunity to learn about how to swim in open water and how to race most effectively.

The day is open to all swimmers who are registered with a London club and who are eligible to enter the Open Water Regional event. Entry will be by means of completing an entry form. Swimmers who have entered the Regional Championships will get first priority. Any remaining spaces will then be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Swimmers entering must be able to demonstrate the ability to swim a minimum of 800m (age 11) or 1,500 m (aged 12 and over) and must be over 11 by 31st December 2022.

Swimmers must have a wetsuit as the majority of the training is delivered as a practical session.

There will be a Zoom session before the event (no more than 30 minutes) to cover a number of different topics.

Plan for the Day

Arrive 10.45 – 11 am

11- 11.30 am Induction Session for the venue and on land explanation of the drills to be covered in the water

11.30 – 12.30 – 1st Session in water

12.30 -1.15 – Lunch

1.15- 1.45pm – Recap from the morning and session from Open Water Officials on start and what the officials do.

1.45 – 2.45pm  2nd Session in the water – including race simulations

2.45- 3pm – closing review and feedback

3pm – Home

Cost is £35 for the day

Closing Date: 4th June 2023

Click on the link HERE for the entry form for the day