Upcoming sessions

Pool based open water training

Pool based open water training sessions start again on Sunday 26th January 12:30 – 14:00. These fun sessions will work on your open water skills and technique whilst working towards achieving your fitness goals. Sessions are taken by our WOWSA, Swim England and ASCA open water qualified coach

The sessions will include: entry/exit techniques, feeding and nutrition, working with the sea conditions, understanding how to identify & use or avoid a rip tide, stroke adaptations for the sea conditions, advanced sighting, drafting and turning techniques, swimming endurance, race strategy…..and having fun in the sea!

To book your place, register here

Get ready for cold water swimming!

Adults acclimation session for those swimmers wanting to swim in cold waters or undertake an ice swimming challenge Sessions are held at Westward Ho sea pool or beach (depending on the conditions). A lot of our swimmers use these sessions to try skins but that isn’t compulsory. The sessions are guided by our qualified open watch coach and SLSGB Surf Lifeguard. Please contact us if you would like further information or to join the group.

To sign up please call 01237 720130, email info@surfandswimschool.com or click here


Join us for an introduction to open water swimming. A great confidence booster! This course will cover safety, beach awareness, short open water/sea swims @ Westward Ho with full safety cover, technique drills and skills. Fully qualified Open Water Swimming Coach takes the session.

Please register to join this course as we need to ensure we have adequate safety cover for everyone taking part. This course runs on consecutive weeks and is progressive. Venues may change if weather or sea conditions are not favourable for swims from Westward Ho beach.

SWIM FOR YOUR SUPPER! Starts June 2020

Join us for a weekly sociable swim at Westward Ho beach. These fun training sessions run on Friday evenings for 5 weeks. Cost is £75 per person and includes a weekly open water focused training session followed by fish and chips supper! Contact us for more information

Please note:

  1. It is very important you let us know if you are planning to attend so we can ensure the correct levels of staffing/safety cover and pool space for swimming pool sessions. Please register your intention to join us by completing this short form or by calling us on 01237 720130

If you have any questions or would like further information please call us on 01237 720130 or email

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