Swim break

Two-night stay

9-11 Sept | 16-18 Nov | 7-9 Dec

For all abilities, including novices and triathletes

£215pp excluding accommodation

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Swim and be active

If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a stronger, faster and more confident swimmer, our new two-day swim active break is for you.

Designed to include, stroke work in the pool, theory sessions, swim yoga, a coastal walk and talk session. Expect an introduction to sea swimming, guidance on how to build swimming into your life and developing your own ongoing practical swim program to meet personal objectives.

Staying just a few steps from the beach you’ll also be in a prime spot to try surfing, hand plane surfing or stand-up paddle boarding.

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Why choose a swim break at  Watergate Bay?

Experienced swim and fitness tuition

Run by experienced swim instructor and open water coach Salim Ahmed, who has developed a custom 6 point methodology used by top swimmers and based on connection. Begin to appreciate why swimming is arguably the best form of exercise for body, mind, and soul.

Read our blog on why swimming is good for you.

Swim longer, further and faster

Experienced swim coach Salim Ahmed shares an insight into the benefits of a swim break; “For me, swimming is as much an art as a science,” he says. “It’s one of the only sports you can continue to improve at throughout your life, from age nine through to ninety. The swim break is designed to help people connect with the water, to swim longer, further and faster, and most importantly of all, to fall in love with swimming again.”

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Indoor & outdoor swimming

Salim’s programme uses the same theory and methodology used by some of the world’s top swimmers. Learn how to swim strongly, efficiently and confidently in all types of water. You will be given guidance on how to take your new found skills and continue to develop them when you get home.

Geared mainly around front crawl, the break is tailored to each individual and is suitable for all ages and abilities (except complete beginners/non-swimmers).

Inspiring location

“The wonderful setting is one of the most unique aspects of the weekend at Watergate Bay,” says Salim. “The surroundings here are so inspiring, and we take full advantage, whether it’s wild swimming on the beach or walking on the coast path. By the end of the weekend, I guarantee you’ll be a better swimmer – and be passionate about continuing your swimming journey.”  

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Two full days

Every swim break includes stroke and theory sessions in the pool, swim yoga, basic video analysis, coastal walking, an introduction to open water, and guidance for "Swimming 2 Live".

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Personalised programme

  • Three tutored swim sessions in our indoor infinity pool with a detailed analysis of your front crawl technique to improve and gradually fine-tune your stroke.

  • Two theory sessions on the science of swimming, including stroke theory, body alignment, breathing, hydrostatics and cold-water shock.

  • Swim yoga to improve posture and core strength.

  • Open-water session, video analysis and coastal walks.

  • A post-clinic debrief and personalised ‘swim journey’ to help you continue your progress after the clinic is over.

  • Membership of the Watergate Bay SwimLab Club which will continue to give you ongoing advice and support.

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Surfing Watergate Bay

Swim break dates 

9-11 September
16-18 November
7-9 December

Prices start from £215pp

Book your break

We’ll help you with your choice of room, where to have dinner and any other arrangements for the weekend.

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Active break enquiry

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09 - 11 September 2022

16 - 18 November 2022

07 - 09 December 2022