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Swim break

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

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15-17 November
6-8 December

£240pp including three pool sessions. Accommodation is charged in addition.

Salim Swim Break

Meet Salim

Teaching Swimming as a performance art, Salim has been swimming since 1967, competing since 1970 and formally coaching since 1998. He teaches novices all the way through to Olympians, at any age both indoor and in open water. He focuses on body alignment in the water and demonstrates how swimming can enhance fitness and your mind.

Experienced swim and fitness tuition

Run by experienced swim instructor and open water coach, Salim Ahmed has developed a custom 7-point methodology that is used by top swimmers. Begin to appreciate why swimming is arguably the best form of exercise for body, mind, and soul.

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For me, swimming is as much an art as a science

— Salim Ahmed

Swim longer, further, and faster

“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.”

Why choose swimming

Trevone sea pool aerial shot

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).

The wonderful setting is one of the most unique aspects of the weekend

— Salim Ahmed

Inspiring location

"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.”  

Swim break instructor Salim Ahmed

Good to know

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".

Two day programme
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.
2024 dates

15-17 November

6-8 December


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