Open Water development

Swimmer development 

For competitive open water swimmers in the East Region, there is an annual Open Water Development Camp which swimmers aged 13-17 are selected to attend.  To be considered for selection, swimmers must have competed at the National Open Water Championships the previous year.  Further details can be found in the camp selection policy.

For slightly older swimmers, the East Region select swimmers to attend a separate development opportunity to give them much needed racing experience.  Some county associations and clubs also offer open water training opportunities.

Coach development

An Open Water Coach Development Day is running on 29th February 2020 in Hatfield.

Coaches are invited to express their interest in coaching at our annual Open Water Development Camp if they have relevant open water experience.  For those who do not, coaches are encouraged to come and observe at the camp and learn more about open water swimming. Any enquiries should be sent to