Open water lake swimming

31 July Open Water Intro session

Learning about the open water in a safe environment.

  • 36 British pounds
  • Denham Waterski Club North Orbital Road Denham Bucks UB9 5HE

Service Description

Start your open water journey safely and with a fabulous start your swim will go from strength to strength. There is a warm friendly face to meet you at the lake and I share with you everything to do with open water swimming. - Where to sign in at reception. - How to enter the water and adjust your breathing. - Acclimatising to the cold water. - Understanding how long you should be in the water for. - How to put on a wetsuit. - Acclimatising and making sure you feel comfortable swimming in a wetsuit. - Simple tips and guidance to make the experience even better. - Adjusting your stroke if needed. - Understanding how to swim with a wetsuit. - Learning the open water techniques like sighting. Hopefully conquer any open water fears. The aim of the session is to give you a good transition to the open water and allow your swim journey to begin and grow with confidence. How fit should you be? You should be able to tread water comfortably. and be able to swim 250m any stroke in the pool without stopping. You won't be able to touch the bottom. Kit - Goggles that don't leak (it's important) - Bright colour swim cap - you will be given a Pool2lake one - Wetsuit - Flip flops - Swim towel - Warm clothes for after your swim - Dry bag for wetsuit after swim Lake Entry at Denham - £7.00 is included in the price Swimming at Denham on your own. NOWCA bands are required. Sign up for one on NOWCA and collect from Denham lake on your first swim. Tow Floats All swimmers will be lent a tow float for the intro session. Wetsuit Hire at Denham £3.00 hire No need to book in advance, you will be helped on the day of your swim. Bookings: Contact me at for available dates and times and we can schedule a session. Tea and coffees are available for post swim celebrations. On the weekends the bacon and vegetarian rolls are simply delicious!!!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Booking Terms and Conditions 1. Our open water classes & getaways all require some flexibility due to weather, so we might have to make changes. We will ensure the changes have minimal impact and we will inform you as soon as possible. 2. Any cancellations of pre-booked swim sessions must be via email at least 24 hours in advance of the session start time. Where possible we will transfer the session to a different slot. If you request a refund, 24 hours or more, before the session, it will be subject to a 5% charge (with a minimum of £1). 3. For any pre-booked swim session that you fail to attend, you will be charged the full session amount. Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, will also incur a full charge. 4. We regret if there is insufficient demand for the trip / course or the minimum number is not met we have the right to cancel it. If we do have to cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and you will receive a full refund. 5. If pool2lake has to cancel any pool, open water or swimrun classes, you will receive a full refund or the fee will be transferred to another date.

Contact Details

+44 7810 350715

Harpenden, UK



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