Improve My Swim
We pride ourselves in providing a friendly, safe and supportive environment as standard when using any of our services.
Clients will receive a tailored service based on ability to help you achieve your goals no matter how small they may seem.
Our services apply to the following types of swimmer, which one are you?
It doesn't matter the reasons you never learnt, whether you didn't have a chance or just weren't interested as a child, or maybe you even have a fear of the water. It is never too late to learn how to swim.
• Swimmer with no open water experience but would like to learn.
• Leisure swimmer who wants to improve their technique.
• Swimmer who wants to try an event or race.
• A marathon swimmer or triathlete who wants to reduce their time or improve a PB as well as reduce energy expenditure.
So yes, these services are for any and all types of swimmer.
Why swim at all?
• Mental and physical health benefits
Regular swimming is known to be effective for lowering incidences of depression and anxiety and improve sleep patterns. Swimming releases dopamine, the natural chemical that can lead us to experience a greater sense of pleasure and wellbeing through reward. In addition cold water exposure triggers a release of endorphins that induces happiness and even a euphoric feeling as our bodies adapt to the temperature change.
• Personal safety and safety of others
Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim together with recognising the hazards is an essential life-saving skill gained through experience.
Swimming is an innate ability we all have, is fairly inexpensive to pursue compared to most other sports and one of the best ways to enjoy nature.
Improve my swim is still operational but under the following guidelines.
Open water coaching - Available
We are now coaching outdoor one-to-one sessions.
To make sure that sessions run safely for you, your coach, and other open water users, the following will apply:
Your session is subject to various extra conditions, including being able to verify that you're healthy and symptom-free. If you or your coach display symptoms, we will postpone the session.
Sessions will be planned to avoid crowds.
Your coach won't be able to lend any kit, so please make sure you have everything you need for our session. Don't worry you will be provided with a list specifically for your session.
If our session plans for the use of a wetsuit please make sure that you can zip up by yourself.
Open Water Swim Tours - Currently on hold
Open Water swim tours are still unavailable due to tier restrictions.
I will continue to risk assess all sessions to ensure that the appropriate safety precautions are followed.
We will update our services and review our relevant risk assessments and reopen services accordingly.