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1-2-1 Open Water Swim Coaching Thorpe Lake

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Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 07:00 - Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 10:00 (BST)

1-2-1 Open Water Swim Coaching Thorpe Lake

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Single Open water coaching lesson Ended £60.00 £0.00
5x Open water coaching lessons Ended £250.00 £0.00
10x Open water coaching lessons Ended £480.00 £0.00

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Have you got an open water swim or triathlon event coming up and need help to improve your technique?​

Speedy Swimming has provided high quality open water swim coaching for over 11 years. We’ve coached all levels of triathletes and masters swimmers, plus many beginners.  We have a wealth of experience to impart to you and we ensure this is done in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Our ever popular lessons are full of practical tips, skills and drills to help you achieve and develop all aspects of your front crawl in open water.


Held at Thorpe Lake near Chertsey, we offer one hour sessions on:

  • Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm - 8pm (or sunset)

  • Saturday mornings from 8am - 10am



These sessions are for all levels of open water swimmer, from triathletes - sprint to Ironman distance and beyond, to those wanting to improve their open water skills and techniques from 750m to 14km swims. 


Each session lasts for one hour and will include acclimatisation to cold water if below 18 degrees, entry procedures into the water, followed by a 5 minute warm up and a coach analysis of your open water sighting methods.

This will be followed by an underwater stroke analysis, and teaching you the skills and drills of open water swimming as required and bespoke to your own personal skill set. For example, this can include: double sighting, drafting, navigation, mass starts and turning around buoys, and up to 30 other open water techniques! 


Wetsuit swimming is recommended. We advise having warm clothes to put on after the session has finished. There is tea and coffee after and snacks to eat at Thorpe lake.

Please bring your own wetsuit, water bottle, swim cap and goggles.

Recommended swim kit list to bring along:

If you need any of the above swim kit before starting your session you can order via Race Zone 3 online.

We have arranged a 20% discount for you to use with all Race Zone 3 using the code: Speedyswim20


You can either have a 1-2-1 open water lesson, or share a lesson with a friend or 2or 3, and split the cost. Swimming with a training partner of similar ability will also mean we’re able to practise techniques more like swimming in close proximity, and drafting in a group.

Sessions are booked in blocks of £265 for 5 sessions for 1-2-1 lessons, and other price points as below for 2-2-1, and 3-2-1 lessons. Single lessons are available as well.

There is plenty of parking during the day.

We do not offer refunds if you fail to give us notice of less than 24 hours. Please see terms and conditions for more info. 

Contact Nick de Meyer for more information on 07958 635142 or email

Testimonials for Group swim sessions:

 "Nick ran the swim sessions for David Lloyd Triathlon club for 6 months and in that time he consistently applied his training methods and approach to swim training that enabled me and all of the other members of the tri club to reduce our 400m time trial times. More than that his sense of humour made these sessions enjoyable and the hour in the water fly by!

I can highly recommend him as a trainer/coach, you won’t be disappointed. “John Leysen

"Nick's training methods and approach to swim training enabled me and all of the other members of our triathlon club to reduce our 400m time trial times." Richard Wild


Speedy Swimmming lessons and coaching

Nick 07958635142

Coaching Prices


  • Blocks of 5, 10 and 20 Open Water Swim lessons are available

  • £70 per hour plus block booking discounts are available

  • 2 swimmers to 1 coach is £90 per hour plus block booking discounts are availabl

  • 3 swimmers to +1 coach is £120 per hour plus block booking discounts are available

  • Go pro open water swimming video analysis £20 per session extra


Booking your Open Water Swim Coaching couldn't be easier...

Select below how many lessons you wish to purchase, fill in your details and we'll contact you to organise the perfect swim package just for you.

Beginners will work on:


  • Confidence

  • Cold water acclimatisation

  • Safe entry & exit procedures

  • Sighting and navigation

  • Managing your position in mass starts

  • Breathing & relaxation techniques

  • Wetsuit fitting advice and selection

  • Transition practice

  • Safety in open water

  • Transition T1 - preparation, layout of transition, kit list and wet suit​

Advanced will perfect:


  • Drafting on feet and hip at pace

  • Horizontal sighting

  • Sea swimming technique if required

  • Roll overs

  • Faster mass starts

  • Bridging a gap

  • Break aways

  • Disorientation training

  • Beach starts

  • Dolphining and wading techniques

Intermediates will improve:


  • Sighting

  • Navigation

  • Intro to drafting

  • Turns around buoys

  • Crazy Ivans

  • Intermediate mass starts

  • Intro to wading techniques

  • Pacing for Open Water Swim Racing – Sprinting and threshold efforts

  • Paceline drafting techniques and practice


Do you have questions about 1-2-1 Open Water Swim Coaching Thorpe Lake? Contact Nick de Meyer -

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Thorpe Open Water Swimming Lake
Thorpe Road
KT16 8PH Chertsey
United Kingdom

Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 07:00 - Saturday, 23 September 2017 at 10:00 (BST)

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Welcome to Speedy Swimming!


With 20 years of combined knowledge and coaching experience we help triathletes and swimmers of all levels reach their goals. 


Our skilful coaching will provide practical steps to help you swim with efficiency and more speed. We’ll adapt your swim technique with our stroke analysis methods, teach you cutting edge skills and drills from our Speedy Freestyle swim book, and improve your fitness, so you can swim confidently to your personal best and beyond!


Whether you're returning to swimming, entirely new to triathlon or an experienced competitor we pride ourselves on giving you effective advice in a relaxed and friendly environment.


We offer one to one Pool Sessions and Open Water SwimmingOnline Training PlansSwim Clinics and Group Lessons, in Surrey and South West London.

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