Better Open-water swimming. HOWL level 2 OW Freedom

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
lakeside country park
Eastleigh SO50 5PE
steve cooke

Course designed for those swimmers who are confident in the pool, already swimming open water or completed HOWL level 1 OW confidence course and want to venture into the world of open water / wild swimming or multisport training.
Minimum swim requirement:
Swim 750m Front crawl (200m nonstop)
Tread water for 60 seconds.
Float on back.
Maximum swimmer to coach ratio: 8-1
Cost: £30.00
Duration: 2.5hrs

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This course will be a mix of class room and water based work. We will start in the class room discussing water safety both still water and tidal, Environment: water quality, hazard awareness water temperature. Equipment: Wetsuit fitting / skin swimming, wild swimming. During this part of the course we will show you or re-cap the techniques on how to get into your wetsuit with limited restriction and the correct amount of lubrication in the right places for maximum comfort.
Once we are in the water our coaches cover the areas of breathing in different conditions, stroke technique for open water and navigation.
By the end of the course you will have the skills to make you a better open-water swimmer.
Swimming with confidence and navigate your way around our lake more efficiently and giving you a base to build your swim distance and the knowhow to start training or take part in multi-sports events.
Next step: Practice your skill and enter a multi-sports race or you can book onto our OW Racer course