Open Water Swimming Coaching
Open water swimming coaching and guided swims at Bournemouth’s beautiful beaches, from qualified coaches, for all abilities.
For the love of swimming
From first time sea swimmers to triathletes and endurance swimmers, we want to help you achieve your aims, gain confidence and improve your open water swimming.
Whatever your swimming aspirations, our experienced and professional coaches are here to fine tune your open water skills and help you get there. For fitness, for fun, for competitions, for mental health, we are passionate about you getting the best from your sea swimming experience.
Open water Swimming sessions and programmes
From confidence practices and acclimatisation for beginners, through to buoy turns and racing starts for competitors, we can cover all aspects of open water/sea swimming – all whilst having a firm foundation and focus on swimming technique, with your stroke at the core.
We run coached sessions in the sea from May until October, the rest of the year we have sessions in the pool (and some invitation-only sea swim events).
Develop skills alongside others in our regular group coaching sessions. Grouped according to ability, we cover swimming technique, open water/race skills and aim to develop your abilities with distance and pace. Join other like-minded swimmers at our weekly sessions in the sea on Tuesdays at Southbourne. Contact us to find out about spaces in the sessions.
Bespoke coaching or guided swims for groups of any number. You may all be new to open water swimming or more advanced and wanting to work on something about your stroke, speed or endurance; all abilities welcome. Contact us to talk about your group’s requirements or to find out more.
From October to June maintain your swimming technique, practice some sea swimming skills and get ready for the open water with our weekly “pool to Pier to Pier” front crawl workshop sessions, held in a swimming pool in Southbourne on Thursday evenings. Contact us to book or find out more.
A one-off session that will give you a solid grounding on starting to swim in the sea. Once completed you can join our social swim pod and take part in social swims and organised Wave 23 swims. Find out more about the intro sessions and register here. These sessions run until September.
Anyone who has swum with Wave 23 can join our social swim pod Facebook group and come to our Wave 23 and friends social swims. We also have Whatsapp groups for triathletes/regular swimmers who swim every week throughout the year from Southbourne beach, near Bistro on the Beach. Get in touch to find out more.
We run term-time courses for local schools to teach sea safety, water confidence, improve swimming abilities and give children the skills and knowledge to enjoy the beach safely. Contact us to learn more.
THE PERFECT GIFT
Sea-loving family member or friend? Wave 23 gift vouchers are available for our open water coaching, group sessions or guided swims. Contact us for more details.
Meet the Coaches
What our sea swimmers say
Come on in, the water's lovely
Develop your technique, confidence, and open water swimming skills. Tell us your aspirations and let us help you achieve them.
We’d love to hear from you – to ask us any questions, to book or to have a chat about what you are looking for, please contact us using the form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.