The course

We will meet at Putsborough Beach car park, EX33 1LB . Please bring a pair of goggles (not essential) and a swim suit. We will supply a swim hat and all participants will be lent a Dryrobe to change in and out of their bathing suit.

Each session will take about 1 hour, with about 30 minutes in the sea.

 There will be 5 minutes of gentle exercise and stretching (with dry robes on), before entering the water (swimsuit only).

While in the water, depending on the ability of the participants we may do the following:

  • Running / walking into the water, around a lifeguard and back (waist only)

  • Breathing exercises

  • Repeating the exercise and possibly overhead height depending on your ability, confidence and conditions.

  • Learning the technique of body surfing

  • Swimming (dependent on conditions + ability)

  • Instruction in open water swimming techniques.

  • You will be with a beach lifeguard for the duration of the session

  • We will monitor changes in mental health by asking you to fill in questionnaires at the beginning and the end of the course.

The sessions are free and have been funded by

sport england
active devon

Please email Mike at mike@chilluk.org or fill in the below form for available slots.