Open Water / Triathlon Swim Coaching

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

We can also advise you on the best wetsuits to buy or you can hire one for the session. (wetsuits are required for all of our sessions due to water temperature)



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 there is a coach in the water to assist you 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.

We coach at Trifarm in Boreham , Chelmsford, a very safe 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. 

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 Breaststroke open water session at Trifarm  

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.

Gill & Dawn are both STA Open Water coaches .