1 hour of intense open water specific coaching. Drop in any time!
Open Water Drop-in Sessions
Sessions starting on Wednesday 19th April (running all summer)
Every Wednesday evening at Milton Country Park May - September 6.15pm - 7.15pm. (6.00pm arrival)
Detailed coaching by open water specialist coaches every week
Our group coaching sessions are a great way to improve your open water technique, strength, stamina, speed and understanding with a small group of like-minded people. Unlike other lake swimming sessions this is not a turn up and do your own thing session. It is a structured 1 hour class under the guidence of one of our top coaches who will refine your open water technique and give you a great workout in the process! Any weaknesses in your stroke will be assessed and corrected by one of our coaches who will be out in the water with you on a safety boat for close up technique analysis. You will still get some good long swims in, but you will have a lot of personalised technique to focus on whilst you do it, to make you a better swimmer.
As a minimum, you will be expected to swim a distance of 200m of continuous freestyle to participate in this session. If you are unable to swim the above distance, we would love to have you attend 1-2-1 coaching to get you started! Distances are tailored in this session to suit the individual so you will be worked at a level specific to your ability for the duration of the session.
Practice sessions also available on Friday evenings and Saturday Mornings
On Friday evenings and Saturday mornings Milton Country Park run their own drop in sessions which offer a chance for our swimmers to practice their open water swimming in a safe organised session. These sessions are not coached but do have a safety crew on call to look after everyone! The fee is £5 per swim and full details can be viewed on the Milton Country Park Website.
Drop in Session Testimonials
“Our first drop in session with ESA at Milton was fantastic. From the very start we felt welcome. There were some serious triathletes at the session but Ed treated everyone the same, passing on his expert knowledge and advice to improve our personal technique and performance. After just a few sessions we were all smashing out a mile in respectable times having previously never swam in open water before. Myself and some colleagues soon completed a relay of Lake Windermere in early October 2015 in 6 hrs 57 mins. This was a fantastic achievement for a group of amateurs and would not have been possible with out the expert knowledge, advice and training from ESA.”
“Thank you for the amazing session today. I feel really inspired now and more confident towards open water swimming which is great.
I’m looking forward to getting back in the water, pool or lake, to practice my technique.
I’ll certainly recommend your company in the future! Today was professional, safe, engaging and rewarding..”