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Open Water Swimming

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Ripon Triathlon Festival

Coached Open Water Workshop

In partnership with the Evolve Endurance, this workshop is aimed at those new to open water swimming.


No matter what standard of swimmer you are, the transition between pool and open water can be extremely daunting. This course will help you gain the confidence, knowledge and skills you need to enjoy this new environment. We will also cover Ripon Triathlon event specific knowledge to help you get the most out of your event. 


We deliberately keep the swimmer to coach ratio small to ensure swimmers get the best possible support throughout the workshop. 

Our coaches are all British Triathlon Certified and insured and our lead coach is Swim Smooth trained & Certified. 


The price includes wetsuit hire if required, a brightly coloured swim cap and a donantion to the Brownlee Foundation Charity.


Open Water

8am - 10am 

18th May & 15th June 

£35 per person 

Familiarisation Swim Sessions

In partnership with the Evolve Endurance, we are running a series of familiarisation swims at Ripon Race Course Lake. During these sessions you will be able to swim the full course of the swim with expert safety paddlers and crew to assist you if required. 


These sessions aren't a “Coached” session but our team (incl coaches) will be on hand to answer your questions and offer advice. Upon arrival you'll be booked in and then you can follow the marked course and do as many laps as you wish in the duration of the session. 


The fee includes entry to the lake, safety cover & a donation the Brownlee Foundation Charity.



13th June 6pm-8pm

29th June 8am-10am 

£15 per person


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