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Wild Swimming for Beginners
Wild Swimming for Beginners

Sat, 01 Apr


Buttermere Old School

Wild Swimming for Beginners

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Time & Location

01 Apr 2023, 09:30 – 15:00

Buttermere Old School, Buttermere, UK

About the event

If you've always wanted to give wild swimming a try but aren't sure where to begin, then this session is for you. Jam-packed with practical advice, this half-day introduction to wild swimming is made to give you all the information to safely and confidently start swimming outdoors.

Spaces are limited to keep the group small, which will allow plenty of opportunity for all students to ask questions and get the information they need. There will be both classroom-based sections and swims in a nearby lake so that you get both the knowledge and the experience.  You must be able to swim already: this is not a swimming lesson.

This session is most suitable for first time wild swimmers who have no prior outdoor swimming experience, or very minimal outdoor experience. In this type of session we usually swim breaststroke, and you must be able to tread water. If you already train in a pool and swim distances above 1km please check with me before booking.

There will be a short walk (1km) down to the lake and you will need to carry everything you need for swimming. The walk is partly on a tarmac road, then a rough stony path. It may be muddy in places. 

All equipment is included should you need it, including wetsuits to fit up to 21 stone or dress size 24/26. Sizing is done in advance and a packing list will be sent to you after booking. Light refreshments are provided  (cake, fruit, biscuits, hot and cold drinks)  and you will need to bring a packed lunch.

 My dog, Bertie, will be on this session however due to the learning nature of the session it is not suitable for other dogs to attend. 

Booking info

  • Your place is not confirmed until payment has been received. 
  • On receipt of payment you will be sent the meeting point and joining instructions.
  • Please note when booking online that a card fee applies. You can book direct by email to avoid paying the card fee.


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