Open Water Swim Coaching

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Leybourne Lake 1st June start 10:30am

Open Water Swim Coaching (Induction required)

Swim Induction (must be able to swim 400m breaststroke or front crawl)

Includes:

  • Safety briefing
  • Induction  swim
  • Free post induction swim (usually £9)
  • Free parking
  • Cost £25
  • (must be able to swim 400m breaststroke or front crawl)
  • Please email lido.mike@hotmail.co.uk to book or for more information.
  • Max group size 10
  • Free wetsuit hire for induction

Leybourne Lake Group Open Water Sessions 

includes:

  • Open Water Safety Induction (required by lake management – provides lifetime membership)
  • 1-2-1 open water swim analysis
  • Open water skills and technique including breathing, sighting, drafting, turns
  • Open water safety tips.
  • Lifeguard kayak safety escort throughout
  • 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: 10 Cost: £40 

“Sarah and Mike are great instructors. Patient and encouraging. Thanks to their coaching I’ve gained more confidence in open water swimming which has meant I can enjoy my holidays more! Everyone is really friendly and welcoming.” Lara Bonici 

“Just a quick one to say thanks… For some much improved swim times. 2 weeks ago I got through my sprint distance (750m) at The Serpentine in 18mins And Olympic today (1500m) in 41mins. Both times I finished firmly mid-wave, unlike last year when I was second to last! More than anything, am feeling so much more confident in the open water, and actually managed to relax at points in today’s swim. Can honestly say it was my favourite leg of today race. Thanks for your coaching this summer so chuffed with the progress I’ve made.” Hannah B London 

“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 Prout 

“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 

Beckenham Place Park Lake 

Open Water Swim Coaching (no induction required)

Suitable for swimmers / triathletes new to open water swimming or for swimmers (fast or slow) keen to gain confidence in open water. Each session will focus on open water confidence, technique and skills including, breathing, sighting, drafting and turns, plus open water safety and event preparation tips. Max 12 swimmers (must be able to swim at least 200m front crawl)

Cost £40 for 60 min intensive session (includes free entry to lake)

“Just to say I have compared my timed 400m swim today with one we did back in Jan. I am over the moon that I’ve taken 35 seconds off in just two months. Thanks for your help, I am really pleased with how it is going.” David N  2019

BOOKING: Please visit our scheduling page (link on the coaching page) to book or email lido.mike@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

“Sarah and Mike are great instructors. Patient and encouraging. Thanks to their coaching I’ve gained more confidence in open water swimming which has meant I can enjoy my holidays more! Everyone is really friendly and welcoming.” Lara Bonici 2020

“Just a quick one to say thanks… For some much improved swim times. 2 weeks ago I got through my sprint distance (750m) at The Serpentine in 18mins And Olympic today (1500m) in 41mins. Both times I finished firmly mid-wave, unlike last year when I was second to last! More than anything, am feeling so much more confident in the open water, and actually managed to relax at points in today’s swim. Can honestly say it was my favourite leg of today race. (Bike and run brutally hilly, so the swim was a dream). Thanks for your coaching this summer so chuffed with the progress I’ve made.” Hannah B London July 2013

“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 Prout 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

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“Great day, awesome swimming & a great session, looking forward to the
next one.” Jannet 2019

“I just wanted to say thanks again for the brilliant swimming lessons. They totally changed my swimming and I’m really hooked now. Also I managed to do the swim part of my triathlon in 8mins (400m) front crawl all the way, I was amazed.” 

Michelle Jensen 2019

” An experienced open water specialist providing high quality swim coaching…Mike has a wealth of knowledge and
expertise…” SwimTrek

“Thank you SO much for an absolutely wonderful day – the swim, the lake, the weather, the delicious cake, the company – it all could not have been better. I know you’re not responsible for the weather, but then again maybe you are – you certainly worked magic for us all today.” Dawn 

Sea and Channel Swim Training 

Please contact us if you would like to arrange individual and group bespoke sea / channel swim training sessions/trips.

 “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

September 2012 “We made it! 16hrs 14mins we were incredibly lucky with the weather, we had near perfect conditions. Thank you for all your help…. Mike helped us complete our qualifying swim in Dover Harbour, as well as giving us a bit of coaching in Brockwell Lido. We’d highly recommend Mike for anyone in the South East that’s interested in building up open water experience.” 
Rachel and Alex (2 person Channel relay)