Open Water Swim Coaching Skills and Technique
Dates/Times: Sunday 6th and 27th May, 24th June, 22nd July and 12th August 11:00am – 1:00pm
Open water training sessions led by Level 3 Swim Coach Mike (qualified SLSGB Surf Lifeguard) at Leybourne Lake, Kent.
Coached session includes:
- Induction (required by lake management – provides lifetime membership)
- Surf Lifeguard kayak safety escort throughout
- 121 open water swim analysis by experienced Level 3 swim coach and Level 2 swim teacher
- Open water skills and technique including breathing, sighting, drafting, turns
- Open water safety tips.
- Free homemade cake or biscuits
Ideal for novice/improver Open Water Swimmers /Trialthletes moving from pool swimming to open water challenges. Must be able to swim minimum of 400m front crawl continuously.
Max group size: 8 Cost: £50pp (includes £25 mandatory lake induction fee)
Leybourne lake is a peaceful inland lake with 400m, 750m and 1.3km loops. Situated in an award winning 30 acre Green Flag park, opens 7 days a week usual hours from May 10am till 8pm most weekdays and 10am – 6pm weekends. No jet skis or other motor craft (excluding the safety boat) use the lake so water is clean and regularly tested. Leybourne Lake is a an ideal place to swim when the Lido’s are too busy to get a good swim and is only 45 to 60 minutes drive from Brockwell Lido. Paddle board and kayak are also available for hire at Leybourne lake….so why not make a day of it!
Onsite wetsuit hire available for £2:50
Before taking part in our kayak escorted swim training session it is a requirement at Leybourne Lake that all swimmers undertake the one off swim safety induction – cost £25. The safety induction can be undertaken immediately before our lake training session. Once completed swimmers will be given life time membership and can swim and park for £5 a day, throughout the year.
“Having learned the hard way last year that open water swimming is a different kettle of fish to pool swimming this coaching session was invaluable, and I now feel much better prepared as I head towards my first ever triathlon. It was great to get a refresher on my swim technique as well as coaching of crucial things such as sighting, which I have never managed before, and making quick turns around buoys. Having Mike in the kayak and Sarah in the water meant that we got immediate feedback on what we were doing and could have tips and improvements demonstrated to us.” Vicki P May 2018
“I had a great time and feel immeasurably more confident in the open water thanks to the session. The swim pushed me out of my comfort zone but never in a way that had me feeling uncomfortable. I went from being unsure of putting my face in the water, to swimming comfortable front crawl, swimming the furthest I have ever swum continually.” Harriet C May 2018
“Great day, awesome swimming & a great session, looking forward to the
next one.” Jannet
Sea and Channel Swim Training
“I could not have achieved my goal of completing an English Channel swim in August 2014 without the dedicated coaching provided by Mike at Streamline Swims. He corrected my technique, improved my fitness and built my confidence as a marathon swimmer through pool sessions, cross training and accompanying me on progressively longer open water swims. His commitment to my challenge was amazing, often going beyond what I would have expected. His support on the pilot boat will never be forgotten. Mike’s passion for swimming and the overall well being of the athlete is what makes his approach special. Thank you Mike!!!”
Simon Fullerton Solo Channel swim 2014