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Open Water Swim Sessions


From May, TAKE3 will be running a series of open water swim clinics just 2 miles from the studio. All sessions will be run by Mark, a fully qualified BTA/open water swim coach.


The swim clinics are aimed at those either new to the sport, nervous and unsure about open water swimming, or those just looking to improve and gain some valuable tips and advice.


The sessions will be limited to 12 swimmers per session, and will last 90 minutes...with unlimited time after the session to answer any question you my have on the subjects covered, or anything else tri related!


Dates: Monday May 4th, May 18th, June 1st, June 15th (Times will vary according to the available light but will be between 6pm-9pm)


Sessions will consist of:


  • Prparation including the correct 'putting-on' of a wetsuit, equipment choices and 'common mistakes'

  • Water aclimitasiation and entry strategies

  • Beach and deep water race starts/practice

  • Sighting for bouys/shore/landmarks

  • Contact with other swimmers and methods of dealing with stress/fear this can cause

  • Drafting other swimmers

  • Turns around bouys

  • Lake exit, wetsuit removal and valuable tips for a quick transition!


The group will practice all of the above aspects on an individual basis, as well as in small and large groups, building your confidence as the session progresses. The session is designed to answer all of your questions in one visit, to make you feel more confident, safe and faster in open water!


Venue: Oxford Wakeboard and Water Ski Lake, Berinsfield, Oxfordshire, Ox10 7PQ


Cost: £35 which includes your lake entry fee, all of the above coaching and hot drinks after!


Spaces on the courses will be reseved on a fisrt come-first served basis. If you require further information, or wish to book on, please call TAKE3 on 01235 530439 or email






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