Lakeside Country Park
Wide Ln, Eastleigh SO50 5PD
Introduction to Open-water swimming. HOWL level 1 OW confidence
Course designed for those pool swimmers who want to venture into the world of open water swimming.
Minimum swim requirement:
Swim 400m Front crawl (100m nonstop)
Tread water for 60 seconds.
Float on back.
Maximum swimmer to coach ratio: 6-1
Once we are confident to enter the water, we shall ensure our equipment is on correctly fitted and comfortable for the whole session. During this part of the course we will show you techniques on how to get into your wetsuit with limited restriction and the correct amount of lubrication in the right places for maximum comfort.
On entering the water our coaches will teach you how to get comfortable in your new environment and safely navigate your way from mark to mark.
By the end of the course you should be able to enter the water at lakeside with confidence and navigate your way around our lake.
If you still don’t have the confidence to swim solo, ask about our swim buddy system.
Next step: After a little bit of practice you can book onto our OW Intermediate or OW Racer course