No Open Lessons
There are currently no future lessons for this event.
This course is for Juniors between the ages of 10 & 16 who have never swum in open water, have panicked in open water or are entering their first race.
Juniors must be an experienced pool swimmer and able to swim 400m competently.
The course is always run by a qualified NOWCA Coach and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. There are both theory and practical elements to the level one course. The coach will put you at ease as they go through important safety procedures and the basic technical skills that will aid your swimming experience in open water during the course and beyond. Listen and learn at least 40 important tips – all really useful and part of the syllabus. Once you have seen and heard these it is time to put them into practice. Normally you will be put into groups according to ability and experience. You will also be asked to partner up for safety. Your like minded partner could be a new friend for life!
Each group will be led step by step in a relaxed but safe environment. Overseen by qualified safety personnel and a safety craft. After successfully completing your course you should be competent to train and race in open water.
NOWCA safety wristband must be worn during the session. This is the safety system we use at Londons Royal Docks.
Please register for the child's band by creating a parental account first & then adding a child - follow this link
If you are already a NOWCA member please login in to your account & select child accounts in the top menu.
Please note - an adult must be available onsite during the course