Open Water / Triathlon Swim Coaching

Our open water sessions help make that transition from the safety of the pool to the exciting and sometimes daunting open water.

NOVICES we help you adjust to the temperature and ever changing conditions of open water, sighting and the seemingly impossible task of swimming in a straight line! Coaches direct the group from a kayak alongside the swimmers and for novices there is a coach in the water too. We can also advise you on the best wetsuits to buy or hire.

For the more experienced INTERMEDIATES we can help with pacing, drafting, buoy turns and other race day skills . Our coach accompanies the group in a kayak.

The lakes we coach from are :

Trifarm in Boreham , Chelmsford, A lifeguarded lake which has an 800m loop, with a shallow bank that you can exit from at any point and a run track around the perimeter. 

Hadleigh Park , Hadleigh Essex . A lifeguarded lake which has a  380m loop . All swimmers are required to purchase an annual NOWCA wristband to swim there. We only coach Novice groups at this lake. 

Please read the description for NOVICES and INTERMEDIATES  and book into the right group for your ability

Book Novice open water session at Trifarm             

Book Intermediate open water session at Trifarm     

Book Novice open water session at Hadleigh Park

We also offer sea swim coaching sessions dependant on weather and tides. To register your interest please email

Children in competitive swim programmes or tri clubs aged 11 upwards are welcome to join us but please contact Gill on 07919205498 before booking.