Beginners Sea Swim course (June-August)

Tuesday, 21st June 2022
Tankerton Slopes Lifeguard Hut

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These sessions are aimed at swimmers who are new to open water swimming and want to gain confidence. We will cover the basic fundamentals for swimming in open water and guide you through safety procedures for swimming at sea.

There will be a mix of pool-based sessions and open-water sea swimming sessions. You will be given pointers on stroke improvement and sighting techniques to develop within your own swim style and information will be shared on how to access weather/sea conditions digital information.

We will also be able to assist with advice on equipment needed to swim safely and comfortably throughout the year in open-water.


PLEASE NOTE - these sessions are not for total beginners to swimming: you should already be competent at swimming 200 meters.


Recommended kit for the course:


o Wet Suit/Neoprene gloves/socks etc. (If not using a wetsuit a tow float will be required)

o Beach shoes

o Goggles

o Brightly coloured swim hat (we can provide these if you don't own one)

o Tow Float (only if not using a wetsuit)

o We will provide you with recommendations for clothing closer to the start of the course. 

Course Content:

o Cold water tolerance 

o Psychology of a swim

o Effects of weather 

o Hazards 

o Physical swimming skills 

o How to build stamina 

Course Dates:

Tuesday 21/6/22 Pool  20:00-21:00 

Tuesday 28/6/22 Pool  20:00-21:00

Tuesday 05/7/22 Sea 17:30-18:30

Tuesday 19/7/22 Sea 17:30-18:30

Tuesday 02/8/22 Sea 17:30-18:30

Tuesday 16/8/22 Sea 17:30-18:30

(Reserve Day 1 Tuesday 30/8/22    16:30-17:30)

(Reserve Day 2 Friday 02/9/22        17:30-18:30)

Due to the nature of sea swimming, the reserve dates will come into play if the weather conditions are unsuitable for the sea session or the water quality make it unsafe for swimming. We will try to provide as much advance warning as possible if a session needs to be postponed but this will be due to environmental factors outside of our control.

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Starts: Tuesday, June 21st 2022

Bookings close: June 22nd 2022


Tankerton Slopes Lifeguard Hut
Marine Parade
United Kingdom

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This event is organized by Active Life Ltd.

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The 2x pool sessions will take place at Whitstable Swimming Pool, Tower Parade, Whitstable CT5 2BJ

The 4x sea swim will take place at TANKERTON BEACH. This is from the area in front of the lifeguard’s hut down from Tankerton Ice Cream Parlour, Marine Parade, Tankerton, CT5 2BE. 

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