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Our open water sessions for all ages help make that transition from the safety of the pool to the excitement and sometimes daunting open water in the lake or in the sea.

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 also a coach in the water. We can also advise you on the best wetsuits to buy or hire.

For the more experienced INTERMEDIATES we can help with pacing, drafting and race day skills . Our coaches accompany the groups in Kayaks

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

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

Open Water Group Coaching

please book by scrollling down to the list of dates at the bottom of this page. Selecting the date and whether you want the Novice or intermediate sessions.


Please book below
Wetsuit Hire

wetsuit hire at a discounted rate of £10 if you are joining one of our coaching session below


    1:1 open water coaching
  • We will accompany you in a kayak at Tri Farm lake, Boreham, Chelmsford. Sessions must be booked with us in advance.
  • Coach will instruct the swimmer via a headset throughout the session for real time improvement
  • Over water video recording is available.
  • We will concentrate on stroke technique and all aspects of open water swimming.


Due to COVID-19 we are currently only offering group coaching sessions at TriFarm .
You can see dates available and arrange your session by clicking the book now button on our home page .


£23 per 60 minute session, this price includes Trifarm’s entrance fee. £10 Wetsuit hire available. Swimming in a wetsuit is compulsory for these sessions . 
Please make sure you book into the correct group . Group descriptions are listed below:

Describes anyone who has never been swimming in a wetsuit in open water, or anyone who has swum in open water before but struggled, or anyone who alternates between breastroke and front crawl. They must be able to swim at least 25m front crawl non stop in a pool as this is the distance we will be swimming in between coaching feedback. Please note, do not book into the novice group if you can only swim BREASTROKE as we will be teaching skills that are only relevant to front crawl in the open water . If you want to learn front crawl please book a 1:1 lesson in our endless pool . Novice sessions will be accompanied by 1 coach in the water and a coach in the kayak but all participants should be able to tread water .

Describes anyone who has COMFORTABLY swum a minimum distance of 400m of front crawl in open water previously , but wants to improve their open water skills , learn how to draft and improve speed and efficiency. The Coach will accompany swimmers in a kayak.

1:1 SESSIONS are also available on all of these dates below after the group sessions have finished.Sessions must be booked in advance please call Gill on 07919 205498



Open Water Group Sessions

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Let our expert knowledge guide you through your choice of wetsuits. Full fitting service and try before you buy available at our swim studio or Tri Farm lake in Boreham. We have tried and tested all the wetsuits we sell and believe we have selected a perfect range to suit all budgets . We want to give you our full attention for a wetsuit fitting and request that you make an appointment so that the pool is free for you to try on the wetsuit .


Open Water Coaching

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


Online Coaching Videos

As a customer you will be given access to our online members section where you will be able to view your video analysis from each lesson. You will also be able to access other learning resources and have dialogue with your coach between lessons. This service is offered for FREE as part of your lesson.

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The Coaches

Gill Anderson and Dawn McFarlane are highly experienced 4 Stroke coaches now starting their 10th year of business in their purpose built premises which features an Endless Pool . They are passionate about their coaching and want you to reach your swimming goals. The lessons ,whilst highly technical are delivered in an easy to understand and friendly manner .


State of the art pool

Work with our highly experienced coaches and view your progress throughout the lesson with video feedback from 4 camera angles . Our endless pool has an adjustable current with floor mirror and is located in our purpose built pool house with changing rooms and shower facilities. We are located near the Golden Cross shops in Rochford, Essex SS4 3BQ