Blog: starting-out

Open Water Safety Guide to Lake Swimming Here's your handy checklist to equip you with a safety guide to wild swimming in a lake. Essential Outdoor Swimming Skills How you can make your outdoor swim more enjoyable and, if you race, faster Training tips for your first outdoor swim If you’re new to outdoor swimming, the idea can be a bit daunting. Never fear though: follow our top training tips and you’ll soon be in shape to conquer the waters! JUST STARTING OUT So you've decided to get fit by swimming. Here are a few tips to help you on your swim journey OPEN WATER SWIMMING To get started with open water swimming in the UK, find out about local swimming spots, look online in guide books to help you on your way. TRAINING TIPS We want you to fully enjoy your training and, if you are building up to an event, prepare you for your big day in the best way possible. Five Steps From Pool To Open Water Here's our top five tips to transition from the pool to open water 3 Open Water Swimming Tips For Beginners If you’ve just signed up for your first event and you’re starting to think, ‘what on earth have I got myself into’, don’t worry, you’re in safe hands! Venturing Into The Open Water Tips before you venture outside to the open waters Preparing For Your First Outdoor Swim Proper preparation for your first outdoor swim will make a huge difference to how much you enjoy the experience