Upcoming sessions

Get ready for open water swimming!

Adults pool based open water swimming course at Barnstaple 25m pool. This is a perfect introduction to open water swimming in a safe environment. The course will cover:

  • Open Water Swimming stroke technique and variations
  • Drafting
  • Sighting
  • Turns
  • Entry and exit techniques
  • Ocean/open water safety
  • Acclimatisation
  • Building swimming endurance

Lead by a qualified open water coach and competitive swimmer. Sessions available on Friday 12:30pm – 1:30pm or Sunday 10am – 11am. The course runs for 5 weeks and starts Friday 15th March or Sunday 17th March. The course runs on consecutive weeks and is progressive so you will swim further each week. Cost is ยฃ50 per person for 5 x 1 hour weekly sessions.

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

This course naturally leads into our open water introduction which will start in May at Westward Ho beach and surrounding open water venues.

OPEN WATER INDUCTION/INTRODUCTION – Starts May 2019

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 2019

Join us for a weekly sociable swim at Westward Ho beach. These fun training sessions run on Friday evenings for 5 weeks. Cost is ยฃ75 per person and includes a weekly open water focused training session followed by fish and chips supper!ย 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
  2. Wetsuits are compulsory for sea & lake based courses. If you need to borrow one please let us know so we can bring some to the meeting point.

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

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