Open Water Swimming

1 hour of intense open water swimming lessons every Wednesday evening


Open Water Drop-In Sessions

If you want to improve your open water swimming technique, strength, stamina, speed and understanding with a small group of like-minded people Our group open water swimming lessons are just what you need.

Unlike other lake swimming sessions you get a structured 1 hour class under the guidance of one of our top open water swimming coaches who will refine your open water swimming 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 or analysing your technique up close from 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 coaching to focus on whilst you do it, to make you a better swimmer.

New to open water swimming?

We understand that open water swimming can be a daunting experience if you are not used to it. We guide you every step of the way to becoming confident and relaxed in this new environment.

Already used to Open water swimming but want to improve?

Become smoother, faster and more efficient in open water. We coach you to perfect your existing technique and teach you lots of new tricks to maximise your potential.

Swimmer Requirements

As a minimum, you will be expected to swim a distance of 200m of continuous freestyle to participate in our open water group coaching sessions.

If you are unable to meet this requirement we also offer 1-2-1 coaching sessions where we tailor the session to suit the individual so you within your own ability during the session.

Where we meet?

Come and join us every Wednesday evening between 6.30pm and 7.30pm at Milton Country Park to May and October. Sign in from 6.15pm so you are ready to swim at 6.30pm.

We meet at the swim bank at Milton Country park. Enter the park and follow the path round to the left of the visitors centre. We meet on the bank at the first lake you see. If in doubt just follow all the people wearing wetsuits!

10 Swim Card

A pay as you go (PAYG) swim card is available for regular swimmers giving you a discount on your swimming over ten sessions.

Please note – the card is for a named swimmer and is not transferable.

Practice Open Water Swimming sessions also available on Friday evenings and Saturday Mornings

Milton Country Park run their own drop in sessions which offer a chance for our swimmers to further practice their open water swimming in safety. These sessions are not coached but are overseen by a safety crew. Full details can be viewed on the Milton Country Park Website.

Gift Vouchers

£50, £100, £150 and £200

Our Gift Vouchers can be used to purhcase any of products or services

Open Water Drop-In Sessions



No need to book for these sessions, just turn up and pay at the lake.

You can purchase a 10 swim card in advance for £90

10 Swim Card

A pay as you go (PAYG) swim card

A good money saving scheme for our regular attendees.

“Outstanding, is how I would describe the advice from elite swim academy. I feel sure that with their help I will dodge the channel tunnel train fare and swim the channel. Simple techniques taught with a bit of common sense and in an unpatronizing way”


“Thank you so much for the fantastic work you have done with my son so far, not only improving his technique and speed but in particular for making it such a positive experience for him. The difference in his speed, technique and more importantly his enjoyment of swimming is wonderful”

J Knowler

“I want to thank for a most enjoyable day on Sunday, it was worth every penny. Got rid of some poor habits that had slipped in, gave me a reminder of how I might be able to swim if I focused a bit more and also interesting to learn new techniques which were previously not the accepted methods. It was fun and I really liked your natural but precise method of delivery”


“This course was like nothing else I have ever experienced in the world of swimming coaching! The progress I made in just 4 hours is truly remarkable. Over a 400m sprint I am now 3 minutes faster and my stroke rate has dropped below 20 per length when it was 26 Strokes per length yesterday! Best money I have invested in myself for a long time.”


“Thank you for a spectacular open water course. When you said we would walk away a different swimmer by the end of the day I thought “yes right!” I have been proven wrong and will testify that I have learned more with you in 4 hours than in the last 20 years! I am now faster than my brother for the first time ever. Thank you!”