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Would you like to try open water swimming?

We offer safe guided river swims in beautiful and tranquil spots along the Thames and Cherwell in Oxfordshire.

Here are some options we offer:

Contact us below if you would like to talk about the options and questions regarding open water swimming.

Introduction to open water swimming, with safe and guided sessions aimed at getting you into the river or lake for the first time.

Guided swims in a variety of open water venues of your choice, such as a lake, or the Cherwell or Thames rivers for dips or longer swims.

Sessions looking at improving your stroke and open water techniques in a safe lake or river spot.

A swimmers weekend offer, overnighting at Heyford House B&B with two guided swims.

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About the guide

Kath has always been at home in water, having been a competitive swimmer in her youth in South Africa, but it wasn't until participating in Lock to Lock swim events in the Thames that a love of open water swimming led to the desire to share her experience with others then becoming an open water coach with the STA Open Water Coaching Level 2 course run by the inspiring Olympian and open water swimming supporter Keri-anne Payne.


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