Open water swimming


Open water swimming for triathlon and swim events or recreation has never been as popular. It is even an event in cross fit so I am seeing many keen clients from this sport! 

The prospect of dark water and putting on a wetsuit for the first time does require some particular skills so why not let me help you get started. Many of my clients have gone on to compete in their first triathlon open water event or take on a new challenge such as an Ironman as a result. 

Join me for a 1-2-1 or group outing in the Thames at Marsh lock or The Flowerpot Jetty to learn some open water swimming basics.

Marsh Lock meeting point

Henley Football Club car park, Mill Lane, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4HB
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The Flower Pot meeting point.

The Flower Pot, Ferry Lane, Aston, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3DG
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What we'll cover

  • A safe entry, knowledge of streams & tides
  • Breathing technique
  • How to sight & keep in a straight line
  • Racing skills, starts and buoys as required
  • Body position in a wetsuit


  • Open water 1-2-1  - £65 per hour
  • Open water group - £80 per hour for 2 people, + £10 per additional person
  • Open water clinics - £20 per person, basic group training for up to 10 swimmers, dates as per Henley Practice schedule.
Openwater 1-2-1 photo
Openwater group photo