Open Water Swimming Courses

I am so excited to add Open Water Swimming to my courses!!

Having regularly swum in Open Water lakes for the last few years myself I know how enjoyable, therapeutic and totally addictive it is!!!   

I will be providing different courses for everyone this season at the best Open Water Swimming locations in Surrey!  Whether you are totally new to Open Water and fancy something different, or want to start training and complete your first Triathlon.  Courses for both Adults and children, swimming or lifesaving or a bit of both!!!

Level 1 - Intro to Open Water

This course is designed for those new to Open Water Swimming or nervous swimmers.  We learn about the equipment used for Open Water swimming i.e. Wetsuits, caps, pull buoy.  We discuss how we put a wetsuit on and how they work in the water.  We discuss the Safety aspect of Open water swimming, what to do in an emergency, if we panic, and how to alert attention. Once in the lake we learn about acclimatizing ourselves in the water and buoyancy.  We practice the concept of breathing in the water and stroke work, swimming between the buoys.

2 hours over 1 session - £60 (including wetsuit hire)

Level 2 - Strokes and Techniques

This course is designed for those who are comfortable in open Water and want to improve their stroke and technique.  We recap on the basic skills of putting on a wetsuit, buoyancy, and acclimatizing to the water and then move onto stroke work.  We learn the over arm technique in front crawl and practice drills to improve the body roll.  We learn about starts, breathing, sighting, and drafting techniques  and practice pack swimming, feeding and turning in preparation for swimming with others or in a race.  We also learn about how to navigate an Open Water course and good finishing and transition techniques.

1.5 hours over 1 session - £50.


Divers Cove, Godstone, RH9 8ND


Divers Cove is on the East Lake Nature Reservoir near Godstone Village.  There are two circuits available 450m and 650m, both clearly marked by large buoys.  There in an onsite café serving hot and cold drinks and food, male and female heated changing facilities and toilets.

Swim times:

Tues, Weds and Thurs - 5.30pm - 8pm


Sat & Sun - 9am - 12.30pm and 3pm -8pm

Do you need wetsuit hire??

Sarah at has the top branded wetsuits for hire at different rates.  You can pay as you go or hire it for the whole season with an option to buy if you wish!

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Amazing opportunity!!

Saturday 20th July, Diver’s Cove, Godstone RH9 8ND

Swimming Masterclass with Olympic swimmer Kerri-Anne Payne

Places are limited - to book, email

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Kids loved it!!

'Really great course that brings water safety awareness and general first aid guidelines to kids, fab, Thank you!'

— K.C.


“Brilliant!  It was so lovely to watch the children learn such important skills! She really enjoyed the course, Thank you!!”

— E,M.

Want to do it again!.

'Excellent course Sam, they learnt important life skills and had fun.  They loved the course and would definitely like to do it again in the near futureThank you Sam!'

— J.Y.