HAMPSTEAD HEATH – COACHED OPEN WATER SWIM

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About

There is no doubt that open water swimming can be a daunting experience to anyone doing it for the first time, whether you are a confident swimmer or not. The water is usually cold (especially in the UK), often very dark, you are wearing a tight rubber suit and there are lots of people of all different abilities around you probably thinking everything you are. Well worry no more!

rg:active are very please to offer everyone the opportunity to gain valuable open water training before your races with organised, coached open water swim sessions at a fantastic venue.

You can learn the basics of open water swimming from our experienced coaches, train with other people who have exactly the same worries and concerns as you do. Whether it is your first time in a wetsuit, your first time in open water, or you want to learn how to swim front crawl, we can offer you any advice you need, answer any questions you have, demonstrate and explain anything you want to make your fears and worries go away.

IMPORTANT SESSION NOTE: Due to the size of the Hampstead Heath ‘Mixed Pond’ venue we are aiming this session specifically at beginners, people looking to learn about open water and wetsuit swimming. The session will be structured so everyone learns as much as possible in the hour session.

There are no rental wetsuits available at our Hampstead Heath sessions.

Ability

Due to the size of the Hampstead Heath ‘Mixed Pond’ venue we are aiming this session specifically at beginners, people looking to learn about open water and wetsuit swimming.

Equipment

The equipment you will require to participate in the session is:

WETSUIT – Ideally a swimming specific wetsuit. The rg:active coaches can offer wetsuit advice. (No rental wetsuits available at this venue, you must bring your own)

GOGGLES

LUBRICANT – used to prevent chaffing from your wetsuit around your neck. A non-petroleum based lubricant is best as it will not damage your wetsuit.

SWIM COSTUME or TRI-SUIT – Worn under your wetsuit. This is very important for those of you wanting to practise getting your wetsuit off after the session!

SWIM CAP – We request you wear a brightly coloured swim hat to enable our coaches to see all of the swimmers easily when in the water.

CLOTHES and TOWEL – There are changing facilities at the venue and changing rooms so you can dry yourself and warm up after the sessions.

FOOD and DRINK – The sessions are one hour in duration and we always recommend having something to eat and drink after the session to refuel yourselves.

Venue

The Hampstead Heath open water swim sessions will take place every Tuesday evening in the ‘Mixed Pond’ through out the summer season during May until the end of July.

The Hampstead Heath Lake address – The ‘Mixed Pond’ in Hampstead Heath, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QD

IMPORTANT SESSION NOTE: Due to the size of the Hampstead Heath ‘Mixed Pond’ venue we are aiming this session specifically at beginners, people looking to learn about open water and wetsuit swimming.

There are basic changing facilities. No lockers are available however the venue is only used by rg:active during your session, so your bags and belongings will be safe during your session.

The session will be structured so everyone learns as much as possible in the hour session.

There are no rental wetsuits available at our Hampstead Heath sessions.

 

When

Tuesday Evenings 7pm

May – July

Duration: 1 Hour

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Cost

£12.00 for the 1 Hour coached session

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