Introduction to Open Water Swimming Course

Location: Loch Morlich, nr. Aviemore

Would you like to get into open water swimming? If the answer is YES then this course is for you! Our Introduction to Open Water Swimming course is a great way to start your outdoor swimming journey. With small groups and friendly, experienced coaches we make it easy for you to get into the water and start loch swimming! 

Duration: The course will run for approximately 2 hours

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Who is this course for? 

SwimWild's Introduction to Open Water Swimming course is suitable for complete beginners who are making the transition from the pool to outdoor swimming, as well as open water swimmers who want to gain confidence or refresh their skills.

*Wetsuits are optional*

Please note that on certain dates we also offer an Open Water Skills course for more experienced swimmers and those participating in triathlons and open water races/events. Please get in touch if you are not sure which course to choose.

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What is included? 

The Introduction to Open Water Swimming course includes both dry land and in-water sessions. 

Please note that wetsuits hire is NOT included, but can be arranged with prior notice. 


Alice Goodridge is an ASA Level 2 swimming teacher and STA Level 2 Open Water Swimming coach with years of experience teaching and coaching swimmers of all ages and abilities in the pool and in open water.  Alice is an accomplished long-distance swimmer, having completed numerous solo swims, including swimming the English Channel and length of Loch Lomond. Alice is a fully qualified Beach Lifeguard (RLSS NVBLQ) and holds an up to date Outdoor First Aid certificate.

Can't make the date?

We are also happy to organise additional dates for small groups. If you have a group of 4 or more people and would like to arrange an alternative date please contact us

Important information -

Please note that this course is for adults only (18+). If you have a child who is interested in open water swimming please contact us and we can discuss options. 

Past Participant Feedback 

"A big thank you to Alice and Sarah! I went from someone who had zero confidence in open water to someone who felt right at home in the open water all in the space of a couple of hours.  The course was delivered in a fun, informative way where I felt completely safe and forgot about all my fears.  Even if you have some experience of open water swimming this course still is worth attending- lots of hints & tips to make your experience even more enjoyable." Liz, July 2019 course 

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