Swim on the Wild Side will assess your swimming, offer professional coaching, and set your mind at rest.
Our courses are held in Derwentwater – perhaps the most idyllic setting in the Cumbrian Lake District. After a short talk about basics, including safety and legal requirements, we’ll dip our toes in the water with a 350m swim along the shoreline. This will allow us to take you through the acclimatisation process and assess your stroke technique.
Before we go any further, we’ll talk you through all aspects of open water swimming – weather conditions, using the right equipment, coping with moisture and learning how to swim in a straight line when there are no tiles to follow! The final distance you choose to swim is dependent on a number of factors, including your comfort and safety.
You will at all times be supervised by Graeme Stton, an experienced Open Water Swimmer who holds the STA Level 2 Open Water Coaching Award and RLSS Level 3 National Water Safety Management Programme Certificate. There will be at all times kayak support.
3½ hours (09:30 - 13:00) including talks before and afterwards
Must be able to swim 400m in a pool without stopping
£49.00 per person
April 24, 26 & 29
May 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 & 31
June 3, 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 24*, 26 & 28
July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22*, 24, 26, 29 & 31
August 2, 7, 9, 12*, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 & 30
* Course starts one hour later (10:30 - 14:00)
Swim on the Wild Side is the Lake District's only swimming holiday operator offering fully coached activities with a qualified and experienced coach.
Want to make a booking? We’ll be happy to devise a schedule to fit your plans where possible just click here to visit our calendar.
Need more information? Dive into our Any Questions page here.