Open Water Development

Swimmer Development: 

The East Region hosts an annual Open Water Development Day for swimmers aged 11 – 17 years.

The camp is split into two sections;

  • The morning is an introduction to Open Water swimming with a mix of classroom and in-water skills work.
  • In the afternoon we run a race simulation event, which comprises two race distances. The first of these races is a shorter course and is a perfect introduction to open-water racing for those new to the sport. Our second race simulation is a longer distance for those with Open Water experience, who wish to start this season with a friendly race.

This event is open to all regional members who have experience of Open Water Swimming or those who wish to take their first steps into the world of Open Water.

There are 40 spaces available on a first come first service basis. Once these 40 spaces have been filled registration will close.

Open Water Development Lake Day 2024

Date: Saturday 8th June, 2024

Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Stanborough Lakes, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6DF

2024 Open Water Camp Swimmer Expression of Interest Form

By completing this form, you are confirming the swimmer is able to attend the East Region Open Water Development Day 2024 at Stanborough Lakes on 8th June 2024 and that they meet the criteria.

If successful in gaining a place, the region will be in touch via the email supplied in this form, and will require a confirmation form to be completed, with an accompanying fee of £40 to cover the camp costs.


Open Water Coach and Team Manager Registration 8.6.24

Open Water Development Day – Coach and Team Manager Registration

Coach development:

Coaches interested in developing their knowledge in the discipline can attend the regional Open Water Development Day on the 8th June as an observer. Simply let us know you are planning on attending by completing the form to the right.

Information regarding Level 2 Open Water Coaching courses can be found on our coach courses webpage.

Officials Development

Swim England Open Water Technical Officials Course. These will all be delivered via zoom and the duration is around 3hrs.

Sunday 17th March 2024

Saturday 27th April 2024

Saturday 18th May &/or Sunday 19th May 2024 

For updates regarding open water officials, including details of officiating at events, sign up to our Open Water Officials Mailing List.

Open Water Camp 2024 – Observer Coach Registration

This form is for coaches that wish to register to attend the East Region Open Water Development Day as an observer to learn and develop skills in open water coaching.