ITOWS Sessions Now Available To Book

New to open water swimming? Then our Introduction To Open Water Swimming (iTOWS) course is the one for you…

Our iTOWS courses will run between April and September, on Thursday evenings at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre, Doncaster. 18.30 – 20.00hrs

And on Wednesday evenings at Thrybergh Country Park, Rotherham. 18.00 – 19.30hrs.

To introduce swimmers with no experience of Open Water swimming to the wonderful world of wild swimming
To give swimmers the confidence to swim in Open Water
To coach and support people who have entered swim events (or other sporting activities)
The course content is designed to be flexible enough that all levels of swimming competency and experience can be involved, either on an individual one-2-one basis or in larger groups. Course content can, therefore, be adapted to suit the needs of the swimmer(s)

Welcome & safety briefing – lakeside
How to put a wetsuit on
Water entry & acclimatisation
Sculling/Floating exercises
Bubbles/Breathing basics
Venue/Course understanding
Sighting training
Open Water swim – short course
Open Water swim – long course
How to remove a wetsuit
Debrief session
The course costs £30, which includes:

Just over ½ hours classroom training – as detailed in the course content
Up to 1 hour of coached swimming in open water
Access to on-going iTOWS coaching from SYS team coaches during the season
N.B.  The course fee does NOT include wetsuit hire. For information about wetsuit hire please see our online wetsuit hire pages.

Book now via our Wix Spaces app or online at