On Saturday the 22nd June, the Blue Lagoon hosted the Swim Smooth / Tri England Open Water Day.
|Photos by Jason Newsome|
As the Swim Smooth coach leading the day, I had a fantastic opportunity to support and work with 9 Volunteer British Triathlon Coaches, Venue staff, Safety Team and additional Tri England employees.
The day ran very smoothly, with the morning starting with 30 novice Open Water swimmers. The Coaching Team were able to support these athletes, giving them confidence in taking those first steps into the open water and encouraging them to practice their newly learnt skills.
The afternoon consisted of an advanced group of 30 open water swimmers. After some theory in the class room, the coaches soon put them through their paces with some sighting, drafting and turning practice, before finishing off with a mass start and mini race.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the day and the great venue staff at the Blue Lagoon.
If you are interested in getting involved in an open water day near you, either as a coach or athlete, check this out: http://www.triathlonengland.org/take-part/open-water