This course is for anyone who has never swum in open water, has panicked in open water or is entering their first race.
The course is always run by a qualified NOWCA Coach and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Start time is 7.00am. There are both theory and practical elements to the level one course. The coach will put you at ease as they go through important safety procedures and the basic technical skills that will aid your swimming experience in open water during the course and beyond. Listen and learn at least 40 important tips – all really useful and part of the syllabus. Once you have seen and heard these it is time to put them into practice. Normally you will be put into groups according to ability and experience. You will also be asked to partner up for safety. Your like minded partner could be a new friend for life!
Each group will be led step by step in a relaxed but safe environment. Overseen by qualified safety personnel and a safety craft. After successfully completing your course you should be competent to train and race in open water. Occasionally there are people who need further instruction and this normally is in the form of a 1-2-1 where a swimmer can get a little more attention than that found in a group.
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Just a quick note to say thank you so much for this morning – you were terrific and really put me at my ease and made me feel confident in the water.
I’ll be back – hopefully next weekend
Best wishes and thanks again – I’m very very grateful – quite honestly I never thought I would swim in water out of my depth, you really helped me this morning and Ill be back as soon as I can.