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Open Water Swimming Holiday, West Cornwall

Water based
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Learn skills
Learn skills
Learn skills
Campervan friendly
Campervan friendly
Campervan friendly
  • Experience the thrill of wild swimming and learn technique from the seasoned pro's
  • Discover the magic of Penzance's geothermal pool, followed by an epic breakfast and yoga session
  • Dine on tasty food and drinks at Porthleven Food Festival

Cornwall, UK

3 days

12 max

People

Not included, but you can book a campervan through our partner

Moderate

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ITINERARY

Day 1

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Meet on Friday at 10.00am and then travel in convoy to the first swim. Th location will depend on what the tide and wind is doing that day, but rest assured it'll be a beautiful local gem. Here we’ll hold an hour long beach safety course, where we’ll go over general beach safety, rip currents, reading the conditions, what to do in a rip current etc.

We then typically take you to any number of top notch café’s for lunch (depending on where we swim) and look to swim again at around
3-3.30pm.

We typically book a table at the Jubilee Pool for an evening meal and social. You also get the opportunity to chat to the instructors informally and ask any number of questions.

*meet on the Friday at Tesco Supermarket in Penzance (TR18 3DU). Just on the left as you come through the access road to the car park

Day 2

Day 2 (usually Saturday) – Meet up at 10am for our first wild dip, again we’ll recommend a spot for lunch and we generally chat through topics during lunch, like stroke technique, open water swimming techniques etc…if anyone would like to. 3.30pm we’ll hold a stroke technique
clinic and wild dip session in Mousehole Harbour.

We typically leave Saturday evening free so you can explore as you like.

*Here we’d recommend somewhere like the Tolcarne Inn (Newlyn) for dinner – it has a Michelin star for affordable dining.

Day 3

Jubilee outdoor lido swimming pool Cornwall

Day 3 - Wild dip at 9am on Penzance sea front (Battery Rocks if possible), followed by a visit to the Geothermal pool (Jubilee Lido) at 9.30am. We’ll then book the group in for breakfast and a coffee on us.

There’s some down-time until 2pm, where we’ll meet up at a designated point and carry out our last swim.

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REVIEWS

What Adventurers are Saying

Fabulous weekend of swimming. 4 gorgeous swims and stunning, clear Cornish sea. St Michael’s Mount was just awesome.

Juliette, Wild Swimming Cornwall

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A really special experience, spectacular swims and I felt totally safe. I’ll be back next year!

Mel, Wild Swimming Cornwall

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'fantastic''10k over 4 swims in beautiful places, with a friendly and efficient team and great organisation'

Kate, Wild Swimming Cornwall

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Fully qualified and experience local guides
  • Out of hours trip to geothermal pool at Jubilee lido (followed by breakfast in their cafe)
  • Yoga session
  • 3 guided wild swims at a number of locations - Mousehole Harbour, Church Cove, etc.
  • Visit to Porthleven Food Festival

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to and from starting point
  • Accommodation
  • Any meals/food not listed above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items and expenses - e.g. booze, snacks

RECOMMENDED KIT LIST

Recommended Kit List

  • Wetsuit - highly advised but not mandatory. It's good to have even if you plan to swim 'skins'
  • Goggles
  • Silicone swimming cap
  • Towels
  • Warm clothing for after the swim
  • Trainers (ones you don't mind getting a bit roughed up_
  • Usual others - medication, sunblock, kitbag, etc.
  • Evening clothes

GETTING THERE

You'll need to meet the group on the Friday at Tesco Supermarket in Penzance (TR18 3DU). Just on the left as you come through the access road to the car park

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does the camper van option work?

You can choose to organise your own accommodation or book a camper van from our partner.

Once your booking is complete we'll send you a confirmation email which will include a link to their site. You don't have to book with them, but it's a great way to enhance your adventure and provides transport to and from your trip too.

If van life isn't for you, you can just book your adventure here as normal and book whatever accommodation you fancy. Let us know if you'd like our recommendations.

Do I need wild swimming experience?

Nope, this is open to all levels including complete beginners.

How fit do I need to be?

The weekend will involve multiple wild swims so you'll want to be able to swim in open water for extended periods of time but you don't need to be a pro or even a fast swimmer.

You'll need to be able to

  • swim a minimum of 2km per day (not all in one go) for 3 days on the trot
  • comfortably swim 1500 meters in Front Crawl
  • have no medical conditions preventing you from finishing the swims

You don't need to participate in all of the swims. We can (and do) split the groups up sometimes, doing a longer and shorter version of each swim.

We will tailor things to the level of the group(s) so there's no pressure.

If you're unsure, just get in touch before booking.

Are we going to be fighting for survival in giant waves?

The quick answer to this one is, no. We will take a look at the conditions and then decide where best to swim. As you'll see in the photos, we're usually swimming in flat, glassy, clear water so don't worry.

Swim holiday kit list

  • Wetsuit - highly advised but not mandatory. It's good to have even if you plan to swim 'skins'
  • Goggles
  • Silicone swimming cap
  • Towels
  • Warm clothing for after the swim
  • Trainers (ones you don't mind getting a bit roughed up_
  • Usual others - medication, sunblock, kitbag, etc.

How far will we be swimming?

This will depend on the group and the conditions but swims are usually between 1km and 3km with a number of potential exits along the way if you're not feeling up to the whole distance.

Is there a minimum age for this trip?

Yes, all our trips are for people of 18 years of age and older.

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