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Read through our develop section for more information about training and tips for improving your open water swimming.

Whether you’re ambition is to reach the Olympic Games, or just to knock a few minutes off your PB, you can find the right advice below.

Three ways to improve

  1. Through an open water club
  2. Selection on to the Swim England Talent Pathway
  3. Training plans and tips

Open Water Clubs and Awards

Joining an open water club is a great starting point for age group and older swimmers to improve.

Not only will you be picking up tips and pointers from other members of your club, you’ll have the benefit of a club coach to set you specific training plans.

The club coach will be able to assess your open water technique and provide advice for improving your swimming.

You can also work towards the gaining Swim England’s three Open Water Awards.

Selection on to the Swim England Talent Pathway

If your ambition is to compete at the Olympic Games or World Championships, you should be aiming for selection on to our Talent Pathway.

The Swim England Talent Pathway involves elite training camps, coaching and competitions for the best young open water swimmers in the country.

Training and plans and tips

The third way to develop is by taking improvement into your own hands.

Are you looking to improve your sighting? Or turning round buoys? Our tips section is full of useful articles and advice from coaches and fellow open water swimmers.