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ADULT OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Killiney Beach and Seapoint Beach, Co. Dublin

Open Water Swimming Sessions for Swimmers and Triathletes

OPEN WATER SWIMMING FOR ADULTS
Improve your swimming skills, fitness level, and enjoyment of the water with our open water swimming clinics. Embrace the waves, currents, and tides for a lifetime of enjoyment.

We'll be back with our Open Water Events in Spring 2022. Join us in the pool over the winter!

We are delighted to introduce our Swim Camp Open Water Adult Series for this season 2022.

  • Our series is focused towards covering all aspects of open water swimming and will run over the summer months.
  • Our sessions will be structured to include swimmers of the same skill level.
  • We keep our swimmer-to-coach ratio low, so we can give each of you the time and attention you deserve during every session.
  • We are focussing on technique and training advice for open water swimmers and triathletes with a holistic approach to maximise the swimmer’s mental, technical and physical strengths.
  • Our positive coaching style and instant feedback will bring you to the next level and help you to achieve your swimming goals.
Event-Locations: Seapoint Beach, Co.Dublin, Killiney Beach, Co.Dublin (Please check Event description for meeting points.)

👉 [Try-It-Out] Open Water/ Sea Swimming Sessions for Adults

Level: Dipper, Beginner & Intermediate

New to Open Water Swimming or just want to try-out SwimCamp? Sign up for our try-it-out sessions.

Spaces are limited

If you have never experienced open water swimming, or if you have, but are nervous about getting back in, or if you just want to try out SwimCamp, then you should sign up for one of our try-it-out sessions.

These classes are the perfect way to get you used to swimming in open water safely, with an experienced team showing you the basics and getting you used to the pleasure of swimming outdoors.

1. Introduction to Open Water

2. Open Water Development

✅ Who is it for?

This session is perfect for swimmers who have no experience in the Open Water or just wish to tryout our session to get advise on their Open Water journey. Swimmers should be able to swim up to 25m comfortably without stopping!

We want all swimmers to have the confidence to enjoy the experience of swimming in the open waters. The speed and flow of each clinic will adapt to the needs and ability of the swimmers involved. Our highly experienced, dedicated coaches will be there to support, encourage and guide you through the process.

If you are wondering if you are suited to this course please drop us a message and we can help you make the decision.

✅ What to expect?

  • Experience the open water in a safe environment
  • Instant feedback from your swimming instructors
  • Get advise for your open water journey
  • Improve your technique and develop a better ‘feel for the open water’

✅ Equipment needed on the day

  • Brightly colour hat preferably pink/yellow/orange x 2 or a neoprene hat
  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Warm hat

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below.⤵⤵

new 32 Open Water Confidence Booster for Adults - Seapoint Beach

Level: Beginner/ Dipper

This class is for dippers who want to learn how to stay safe in open water. Increase your confidence and boost your comfort!

✅ Who is it for?
For all dippers who would like to learn more about the open water in general and how to keep themselves safe. This course will increase your confidence and boost your comfort in the open water. Participants should be able to float and tread water.

Equipment needed on the day

  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below ⤵⤵

[Technique Clinics] Open Water/ Sea Swimming Intensive Sessions for Adults

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Spaces are limited

This Open Water Event will be held at Seapoint Beach OR Killiney Beach. Please check event location below!

✅ Who is it for?

This session is perfect for swimmers who are comfortable in the Open Water and out of their depth. 

✅ What to expect?

  • Experience the open water in a safe environment
  • Instant feedback from your swimming instructors
  • Get advise for your open water journey
  • Improve your technique and develop a better ‘feel for the open water’

Equipment needed on the day

  • Brightly colour hat preferably pink/yellow/orange x 2 or a neoprene hat
  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Warm hat

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below:

👉 [Endurance Clinics] Open Water / Sea Swimming Masterclass for Adults

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Spaces are limited

In this clinic, we focus on endurance and distance in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

✅ Who is it for?

Swimmers should be able to swim a continuous distance of 200m, be comfortable out of their depth and have experience in the open water.

We want all swimmers to have the confidence to enjoy the experience of swimming in the open waters. The speed and flow of each clinic will adapt to the needs and ability of the swimmers involved. Our highly experienced, dedicated coaches will be there to support, encourage and guide you through the process.

If you are wondering if you are suited to this course please drop us a message and we can help you make the decision.

✅ What to expect?

  • Improve your technique and endurance
  • Instant feedback from your swimming instructors
  • Get advise for your open water journey
  • Get ready for competitions

Equipment needed on the day

  • Brightly colour hat preferably pink/yellow/orange x 2 or a neoprene hat
  • Goggles – clear or polarised are best
  • Tight fitting wetsuit if necessary
  • Safety tow buoy (Optional: Can be purchased at the event.)
  • Warm clothes for after swim
  • Flask with hot drink for after
  • Warm hat

Location: Please check event!
Contact: hello@swimcamp.ie or Contact Form
Whatsapp: 089 257 6675

Please select a date, location and time that works best for you below ⤵⤵

For group and team bookings (e.g. family/ friends or company events of more than 6 swimmers, please get in touch with us here. Take a look at our Open Water Swimming Challenges.

⚠️ Remember that our clinics/ camps fill up fast, so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible!

🏊 Impressions from our Sea Swimming Lessons for Adults

🏊 Adult Open Water Swimming Lessons Dublin - Videos

💁‍♀️ Our Open Water Swimming Sessions: Questions & Answers

Our goal is to provide you with a proper swimming lesson in the sea. It also means 30+ minutes in the water. We believe that it is imperative for you to develop confidence and learn the essential swimming skills in order to be able to fully enjoy the open water. These skills include breath control, body positioning, timing, and many others. In May, the Irish Sea is a bit warmer, so our sessions will be more enjoyable.

Currently our Open Water Swimming lessons will be held at the following locations:

  • Seapoint Beach, Co.Dublin
  • Killiney Beach, Co.Dublin
  • Contarf Baths, Co.Dublin

Please, check event description for meeting points.

First things first: You should be able to float and tread water. If you are unsure of which event to attend, we recommend registering for one of our beginner sessions. We are delighted to welcome you and determine which level is appropriate for you. Alternatively, you can use our contact form or Whatsapp us. Let’s talk.

Many people have this fear when they are swimming in the open sea, and we are here to help you overcome it. A great way is to learn how to swim and practice in a pool before venturing into the sea.

😀 Also, if you send us a message or call, we can arrange to add you to a smaller group with other similar-level swimmers.

Sessions usually last 45 minutes.

All of our swimming sessions take place in a safe and supportive environment. In order to provide a realistic swimming experience, we place our own buoys in the water.

A Wetsuits (of any type), silicone swim hats, goggles, and a swim tow float. During the month of May, we strongly recommend wearing a wetsuit. If you’re used to swimming without a wetsuit all year round, you’ll be fine.

In the unlikely event we have to cancel due to bad weather, we’ll offer an alternative date.

We accept payments by Credit Card and Debit Card. Payments can be made on the spot in certain situations and only following a consultation. All payments run through Stripe, so you don’t have to worry. We accept all major Credit Cards and Debit Cards. If there is an issue with the payment, please contact us and we are happy to find a solution with you.

All payments are non-refundable. Unused camp fees may be applied to a future camp within one year of purchase date. In the unlikely event Swim Camp cancels a clinic session, a new date will be provided. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds for no shows.

Ready to take your swimming to the next level? Our Open Water Swimming Lessons are perfect for sea swimmers and triathletes of all levels who want to improve their skills and challenge themselves in a new environment.

Each session includes coached swims, stroke development, and specific workouts designed to help you reach your goals. Whether you’re training for your first open water race or looking to swim faster and further, our experienced coaches will help you reach your potential.

Swimming in open water can be daunting, but it’s also incredibly exhilarating. Come join us for some fun and excitement in the Irish sea this summer!

Frequently Asked Questions about Open Water Swimming

There are several places in Dublin where you can open water swim. Some popular locations include Dollymount Strand, the Forty Foot, Seapoint Beach and Sandycove Beach.
There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people may find open water swimming to be harder because of the lack of structure and the possibility of choppy water, while others may find it more peaceful and refreshing. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide whether open water swimming is harder or not.
Yes, you can lose weight open water swimming. Open water swimming is a great way to burn calories and lose weight.
No, you do not need a wetsuit for open water swimming. However, depending on the temperature of the water, you may want to wear a wetsuit to keep warm.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question; it depends on the swimmer’s comfort level and how experienced they are with open water swimming. Generally, it is a good idea to sight every few strokes to make sure you are still on track.
Yes, swimming in the Irish sea is good for you. The Irish sea is a great place to swim because it is open and spacious, making it easy to navigate. It is also a great place to swim because it is deep and has a strong current, which makes it a great place for experienced swimmers.
Yes, you can swim in lakes in Ireland. Lakes are a great place to swim because they are usually calm and easy to navigate. However, some lakes may have strong currents, so it is always a good idea to check with the local authorities before swimming in any lake.
Yes, it is safe to swim in rivers in Ireland. However, always be sure to check with the local authorities before swimming in any river, as some rivers may have dangerous currents.
Open water swimming is addictive because it is a great way to burn calories and lose weight. It is also a great way to improve cardiovascular health, strength and endurance. Plus, open water swimming is a fun and challenging sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question; it depends on the swimmer’s comfort level and how experienced they are with open water swimming. Generally, it is a good idea to avoid swimming in cold water if you are not experienced with open water swimming. However, if you are comfortable swimming in cold water, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t swim in cold water.
There is no one answer to this question, as the best way to swim faster in open water depends on the swimmer’s comfort level and experience. However, some tips to swimming faster in open water include using a strobe light to sight your target, keeping a strong swimming rhythm and avoiding zigzagging. Additionally, it is important to stay calm and focused when swimming in open water.
There is no definitive answer to this question, as the health benefits of swimming in the sea and in a pool depend on a number of factors, including the swimmer’s health and fitness level. However, swimming in either the sea or a pool is generally considered to be healthy for the body.
No, it is not difficult to swim in a wetsuit. In fact, many people find that swimming in a wetsuit is much easier than swimming without a wetsuit. Wetsuits provide insulation and buoyancy, which makes it easier for the swimmer to stay afloat and navigate through the water. Additionally, wetsuits help to protect the swimmer from cold water and harsh weather conditions.

OPEN WATER SWIMMING GUIDES

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