SBR Intro to Cold Water Swimming

Saturday 18 February 2023

Booking Closed

Event Details:

WHEN Saturday 18 February 2023
WHERE Oarsome Chance , The Boathouse, St Vincents College, Mill Lane, Gosport PO12 4QA
PRICE £15.00
LEVEL Starter
INFO Minimum age - 18


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SBR Intro to Cold Water Swimming

Saturday 18 February 2023


This session is a British Triathlon Swim Bike Run Programme Pilot. This recreational opportunity is aimed at adults who would like to develop their skill in cold water swimming. This opportunity is delivered by a qualified British Triathlon coach and you will be in safe hands. 

The course 

Introduction to Cold Water Swimming Saturday 18th February 11am - 12pm  

If you have enjoyed open water swimming this summer and would like to carry on swimming during the cold winter months we have an exciting session for you , based at Oarsome Chance in Gosport, Hampshire. 

This is a fully coached session and is for those who have had previous experience swimming in open water and the pool. The session will include; 

- An induction to cold water swimming, including the physical and mental benefits 

- A pre swim briefing , explaining how cold water can affect your body and your swim stroke. This will also explain how to look for signs of hypothermia and cold water shock and how to deal with this. 

- Coaches will help with pre and post swim rituals to fully enjoy the experience of winter swimming. 

- A gradual and safe entry to the water

- Build confidence in the water with an opportunity to swim a small loop if desired. 

- Safe exit from the water 

Things to bring to the session

- Swimwear 

- Goggles

- Towel or dryrobe

- Wetsuit if you have one

- Flipflops / shoes for the water 

- Warm clothing including a hat and gloves for post swim 

This is an experience session rather than a training session. 

What you'll need

General kit list:

  • Trainers
  • Shorts/Leggings
  • T-Shirt or top
  • Water bottle
  • Towel


  • 1 or 2 piece costume for ladies
  • Trunks or shorts for men
  • A wetsuit if your swim is open water
  • Don't forget your goggles!

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