HOLME PIERREPONT OPEN WATER SWIM – Coached

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. We’ve been running coached sessions for a number of years now and have grown in popularity with people seeing their confidence grow and their swimming improve.

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.

Coached sessions can be signed up to via our online booking system – session times and dates for coaching are soon to be confirmed for Holme Pierrepont venue.

Ability

Coached Group Swims
We will be offering coached group swim sessions for £10 (members) £12 (non-members). If you are new to open water swimming this is a perfect place to start! Get taken through all the basics, from wetsuit fitting, sighting, technique and just simply gaining confidence in the water from our friendly coaching team! Please check our online booking system for availability.

If you are ensure about attending a coached group feel free to get in touch on info@rgactive.com and let us put your mind at ease.

Children’s Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming is currently adults only, you must be 16 years or older to be able to swim.
Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for children’s (15 years and younger) swimming at Holme Pierrepoint.
We are looking to introduce opportunities for children to open water swim in future as part of coached groups during our open hours.

Wetsuits
We recommend that all swimmers wear a swim specific wetsuit. The wetsuit will help to keep you warm but also offer a great deal of buoyancy and help keep you afloat.
A selection of swimming wetsuits are available to rent at £10 per swim on a first come basis.

Equipment

Recommended equipment

WETSUIT
We recommend that all swimmers wear a swim specific wetsuit. The wetsuit will help to keep you warm but also offer a great deal of buoyancy and help keep you afloat.
A selection of swimming wetsuits are available to rent at £10 per swim on a first come basis.

SWIM CAP
All swimmers must wear a brightly colour swim cap. We have a selection of swim caps for sale at the venue for £5

GOGGLES
We have a selection of Aqua Sphere goggles for sale at the venue.

SWIM COSTUME or TRI-SUIT
Worn under your wetsuit

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.

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
Always good to bring a snack and drink with you. Cafe facilities are in the plans but may not be ready for opening from 4th May.

Venue

rg:active open water swimming is based at the ‘wake boarding’ lake at the Holme Pierrepont Country Park.

Facilities:
Onsite car parking*
Changing facilitates
Toilets
Cafe (coming soon)

Please note:

  • There are no lockers, please do not leave bags in the changing rooms, please lock your bags in your car once changed – there will be a key drop system in place for car keys only with the swim check in desk.
  • If cycling please bring a bike lock to lock your bike.
  • While we hope that everyone respects everyone belongings and we have a safe site, valuables left unattended any where on site are left at your own risk.

*Onsite car parking – this is currently free, please note Holme Pierrepoint Country Park have plans to install a number plate recognition payment system for parking at some point over summer 2019. Holders of the Swim Membership will still receive free parking once his system is in place. Find out more about the Swim Membership.

 

LAKE RULES

Our aim is to create a relaxed, friendly and safe open water swimming environment & community to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy the sport. However, we do have a few simple rules in place that we ask you to adhere to in order to create the best experience possible for everyone.

  • Open water swimming is currently adults only, you must be 16 years or older to be able to swim.
  • Due to other activities and events taking place at the venue, swimming is not permitted at any time at Holme Pierrepoint outside of our operating hours.
  • Last entry to the water is half an hour before the end of the session.
  • Swimmers must be checked in and out of the water, do not enter the water without checking in.
  • All swimmers are advised to wear a swimming wetsuit, it will help to keep you warm but importantly also offers you buoyancy to keep you afloat. Wetsuits designed for other sports such as surfing and diving will not always help your swimming and can sometimes be a hinderance.
  • A bright coloured swim cap must be worn when swimming, to help the water safety staff see you.
  • Only enter and exit the water at the designated points.
  • You must always follow the swim courses indicated by the large inflatable buoys and swim in a clockwise direction.
  • Please follow any instructions of the water safety staff.
  • Should you need assistance in the water please float on your back and raise your arm for help.
  • If at any time you hear a loud siren or continuous whistle blowing you must immediately leave the water at the nearest exit point. Stay on land and make your way to the check in point to await further instruction.
  • The beach areas/entry point are not play areas for children; children must be supervised at all times.

 

COACHING AT THE LAKE

  • Group coached swim sessions are provided by rg:active, anyone is welcome to sign up to our coached group sessions.
  • Independent coached groups are not permitted at the lake. There is opportunity for groups to make a private booking with us for use of the facilities however this must be pre-booked in advanced please contact us on the below email address.
  • 1-2-1 coaching, rg:active can provide 1-2-1 swim coaching at Holme Pierrepont please contact us to arrange a session and find out more.
  • If you are an independent coach wanting to offer your own clients 1-2-1 coaching at the Holme Pierrepont venue please contact us on the below email for more information.

For swim coaching enquiries & bookings please contact: emmayoung@rgactive.com

 

CHILDRENS OPEN WATER SWIMMING

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for children’s (15 years and younger) swimming at Holme Pierrepont.
  • We are looking to introduce opportunities for children to open water swim in future as part of coached groups during our open hours.
When

We launch for open water swimming on the first weekend of May, 4th of May 2019

We are yet to confirm our coached group session times, these will be available soon!

NB:

  • Please sign-up for your swim via our online booking system prior to arrival.
  • You must check-in at our registration desk, prior to entering the water.
  • Entry to the water is not permitted 30 mins prior to the session ending, the water must be cleared and free of swimmers by 11am.
  • The registration desk closes 20mins before the session end time for further swimming.

We will also be introducing weekday opening hours before the end of May for swimming once we are underway and have everything up and running as we would like.

Open water swimming is currently adults only, you must be 16 years or older to be able to swim.

Due to other activities and events taking place at the venue, swimming is not permitted at any time at Holme Pierrepoint outside of our operating hours.

Children’s Open Water Swimming
Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for children’s (15 years and younger) swimming at Holme Pierrepoint.
We are looking to introduce opportunities for children to open water swim in future as part of coached groups during our open hours.

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Rental Wetsuits

There are a selection of swimming specific wetsuits available for session hire at the lake, rented on a first come basis.

The cost is £10 per swim – however please note we have a safe system in place, you will need to leave an item of value you with us such as car keys, which is returned to you when we receive the wetsuit back.

Cost

£10 per swim for members or £12 for non-members

For the coached 60min session.

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