Session Descriptions

Acclimatisation Session / Intro to Sea Swimming

Swimming in the sea is very different to swimming in a pool, lido, lake or river. This IS an extreme activity and this session is designed to take you through the basics to help you understand how your body reacts to immersion in cold water; what to do and what not to do; how to understand the sea environment such as tides, currents, effects of wind direction, obstacles in the water, marine life, beach profiles and some local useful information; advice on kit and what to bring / wear; and how to ensure you have a smile on your face for the rest of the day.
We will answer any questions you may have about sea swimming and set you off on your sea swimming journey be you a dipper, bobber or swimmer. 

We have split the session into an online theory session (this covers a wide range of topics such as dos and don’ts, hints and tips, how to stay safe and have fun!) which lasts a maximum of 90 minutes and then we will arrange the ‘wet bit’ as soon after the theory as we can.

January 2022 – Monday the 17th of January – 6:00pm or Sunday the 23rd of Jan, 11am via Zoom. Once you have paid please email contact@swimthewight.org.uk for the link to the Zoom session 😊

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Technique Sessions

It is virtually impossible to coach yourself, particularly in the sea! There is so much to consider from head position and breathing to the ‘catch,’ hand position, stroke length, body rotation…but not too much…dragging legs and feet, core stability..the list is seemingly endless!
Luckily Swim The Wight has the experience and training to be able to help you swim to the best of your ability. We can coach you so that you understand the principles of gliding through the water, whether you would like to improve your current stroke, learn a new one or simply feel more confident in the water, we can help. Please email contact@swimthewight.org.uk for more details or to book (from £30 ppp.)