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Never swam in open water before?

Want to improve your open water swimming skills?

Panicked in your last event?

At Bray Lake, Kevin Wallace has a team of qualified & experienced male and female Open Water Swim Coaches to help you alleviate any fears and give you confidence in open water. Furthermore we are here to help you improve and give you valuable knowledge and skills to help you swim faster, straighter and more efficiently.

We offer scheduled on-site triathlon and open water swimming coaching, in line with the NOWCA and BTF guidelines, with our resident Coaches. Coaching sessions are available to book as 1:1 or Group sessions, through our Lake Coaching section.

Open Water Swimmer

For those requiring something less structured there will always be experienced open water swimmers and coaches on hand to offer advice, guidance and reassurance. At Bray Lake Open Water Swim Centre we take great pride in helping people to maximise their potential in an Open Water Swimming environment, from complete novices through to experienced athletes.

We work with experienced coaches to offer a range of options to suit your specific needs, from Novice Courses which provide a great induction to Open Water Swimming to our 1:1 coaching for experienced Swimmers and Triathletes; we have something to offer every level of swimmer.

We do however recognise that for some of you a formal coached session might not be what you are looking for right now, and so for those requiring something less structured there will always be an experienced open water swimmer on hand to offer advice, guidance and reassurance.

Open water swimming

Take a look at the Open Water Coaching options below and book online or mail us with your enquiry and we will respond with available course dates.

If you are a club or just a group of training friends then closed group sessions are available on request. Find our more about Open Water Swimming Coaching.

To arrange a session or discuss your requirements then please contact us by email at or call 07780 994772

Using Bray lake is perfect training for events like London Triathlon, Blenheim Palace Triathlon, Marlow Triathlon, The Great Swim Series, Thames open water swim series and for beginners looking to get used to open water swimming.

Price List


Price per person

Beginner Induction £45
Group Induction £30
Individual Coaching £45
Group Coaching £30
Training Days Prices from £50


You may be new to open water swimming and need to build your confidence or a regular swimmer that would like to advance your open water skills. Whatever your ability or experience, we offer a wide range of open water swimming coaching and training that includes:

  • Beginner introduction swims
  • Individual swim coaching
  • Group swim coaching

Introduction Swims (1 hour)

As open water swimming is vey different to swimming in a pool, we can make sure your first experience of open water is a safe one. This guided session will help build your ability and confidence, taking away the fear of open water swimming.

This session can be organised individually or in small groups.  Please see our price list below for more information.

Individual (1 hour) or
Group Coaching (1.5 hour)

Open Water Swimming is often seen as the most intimidating and challenging part of triathlon. Our experienced coaching team can help you to develop the skills needed for successful open water swimming. Maybe you are a confident open water swimmer and simply want to improve. This is the best way to progress and get real results! Reduce your swim times, improve your stroke, become fast and efficient!!

The one hour sessions are adapted and tailored to your needs and can be run on an individual or group basis. Our sessions tend to focus on the following elements to ensure you are strong, effective and successful in the water:

  • Sighting techniques
  • Swimming straight
  • Navigation
  • Turning
  • Drafting
  • Breathing
  • Exiting
  • Transition