The level 2 open water swimming award is for 8 to 16 year olds who have complete learn to swim stage 8 or level 1 open water.

The course is 10 weeks long (half hour sessions), split to dry side theory and sea swimming practical and is £50.

The course is led by lifeguards and open water coaching professionals with years of experience in the sport. The coaching is aimed to at the learn to train level of development.

Young people will complete the course confident to use open water swimming as a competitive sport (albeit maybe not yet competing).

1. Describe how to feed an energy gel while swimming in open water.
2. Give five examples of safety considerations you would expect to find at an open water swimming venue.
3. Give five examples of personal equipment needed for open water swimming.

1. Perform a mass start in the water.
2. Perform a mass dive from the side of the pool.
3. Swim 50 metres front crawl while sighting regularly to a point designated by the teacher or coach.
4. Swim 50 metres front crawl including a turn around a buoy clockwise and anticlockwise.
5. Swim a 4×50 metres front crawl set in a pack formation demonstrating: line drafting, arrowhead drafting, close proximity swimming and overtaking.
6. Effectively use a feeding station without breaking the swimming rhythm.
7. Demonstrate an action for getting help in open water.


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