OWS training – for both novices and those more experienced - will normally be held early on most Saturday mornings (with a likely start of about 6.30am in summer – but this will change as the cooler weather starts) at Queens Beach North, Scarborough (although we may use other venues from time-to-time). These sessions will go for 30 minutes and will be held only if there is a demand – so please phone or text me no later than the evening before if you plan to come. There will be a mix of on-the-beach training to discuss such things as fear of the open water/relaxation, navigation/sighting techniques and handling rough conditions – as well as actually doing it in the water.
Once a certain OWS proficiency is reached, swimmers may wish to take part in our regular OWS non-competitive group training swims over a distance of two kilometres or so (with the opportunity to pull out earlier if you wish), starting at about 8am on Saturdays (but the time and venue may change from time-to-time, so it’s a good idea to check beforehand). These swims run throughout the year with the wimps (me included) resorting to wearing wetsuits in the winter. This is as much a social event among like-minded people as anything else and, of course, there is no charge. We generally warm up with coffee in a nearby cafe afterwards.
Phone 0438 652 696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your place.