Come and Try Open Water Swimming (The Helix)

22 May 2016
1 day
The Helix Lagoon
Jayne Smith
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Come and Try Open Water at the Helix Lagoon is a 1.5 hour session aimed at those adults who can swim but have never made the transition from pool to the open water.  It is also for those who have experience in open water and would benefit from a little reminder and a confidence boost.  While experiencing the great new facilities at the Helix Park come along and join like-minded swimmers and be taught by experienced coaches at the iconic venue in Falkirk.

The session will focus on:

  • Wetsuit advice
  • Combating those Open Water anxieties and race day nerves
  • Acclimatisation and feel for the water
  • Open water skills, including sighting and drafting and navigating buoys
  • Mass starts and skills practice
  • Breathing effectively in openwater for maximum performance
  • Question and answer session

Each coaching group will have a maximum coach/swimmer ratio of 1-12. 

Requirements: Swimmers must be aged 16 years and over and must be capable of swimming 200m.

Wetsuits: are compulsory. If you need to hire a wetsuit on the day, please choose your size in the checkout process. Hire will be £15.00 to be paid in cash on the day of hire.

Timing: Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your session. There are limited changing facilities available at Falkirk Stadium on the day or at the venue.

Location: The Helix - For more advice on how to get there, please click here.


You can get a discount on all our Swim Series events by subscribing to our adult ScottishSwimming Recreational Subscription.  Simply sign up by clicking here  you will then receive a discount code for future sessions with Scottish Swimming.  To read about the benefits please click here.    

In cooperation with Falkirk Community Trust.

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