Dipper to Swimmer course (June-July)

Tuesday, 13th June 2023
Tankerton Slopes Lifeguard Hut

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These sessions are aimed at swimmers who are new to open water "swimming" or dippers who are used to the open water but don't swim more than a few meters. 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/ Apps on the internet.

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 as the 2 sessions in the pool are really to adjust swim technique rather than teach it. Participants should already be comfortable in the water with a goal of swimming approx 200 meters in the sea by the end of the course. 

Recommended kit for the course:

o Wet Suit/Neoprene gloves/socks etc.

o Beach shoes

o Goggles

o Brightly coloured swim hat (we have spares if you don't own one)

o Tow Float (only if not using a wetsuit and agreed in advance with the swim teacher)

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 13/6/23 Pool  18:00-19:00 

Tuesday 20/6/23 Pool  18:00-19:00

Tuesday 27/6/23 Sea 18:30-19:30 (19:44 HT)

Tuesday 11/7/23 Sea 18:30-19:30 (19:53 HT) 

Tuesday 25/7/23 Sea 18:30-19:30 (18:07 HT) 

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 13th 2023

Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: June 14th 2023


Tankerton Slopes Lifeguard Hut
Marine Parade
United Kingdom

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

The 3x 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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