Venue Services

SH2OUT aims to support venues with open water swimming provision and operation. The Technical advisors are here to give you quality advice, guidance and support.

SHOUT can support open water venues to write and/or adapt operating documentation, policies and procedures, offer training pertaining to your venue and help prepare the open water swimming environment.


Our Technical advisors will visit your venue and deliver the service you select, whether you require a risk assessment to be reviewed, require support with a brand new assessment, or need to develop your Emergency Action Plan. Our SH2OUT Technical Advisors are experts in their area and will be able to deliver a quality and professional service.

SH2OUT can deliver the following services:

 SH2OUT Services

Water Quality Testing

Swim Safety provides water quality testing and analysis services for many open water swimming, triathlon events and venues in the UK, for both regular and one-off sampling.

Together with SH2OUT, Swim Safety have put together a specific water sampling package for venues to access comprehensive, reliable and cost-effective water quality sampling throughout the season.

Water Quality Consultation following completed test

If you already have your Water Quality test results, a SH2OUT Technical Advisor will provide a Traffic light coded analysis certificate comparing results against EU Bathing Water and BTF Standards, so you will know exactly what your water quality test results mean for your venue.

Swim Course Planning and Guidance

A SH2OUT Technical Advisor will visit your venue and scope out your open water swim course, this can include entry/exit points and suggested positioning of swim buoys.

Risk Assessment Guidance

Our experts will walk through your risk assessment process with you, whether it is reviewing your previous assessment and updating or developing a new risk assessment for all swimming activity.

Water Safety Workforce Review and Action Planning

The SH2OUT Technical Advisor will scope out your water safety coverage based on your venue, the equipment available and any existing water relationships that already exist. This service will provide you with SH2OUT recommendations for the level of water safety required for you to operate safe open water swimming provision, as well as an action plan for developing competent and qualified staff/volunteers to deliver this provision.

Emergency Action Plan Guidance

Emergency Action Planning is a crucial element of the SH2OUT Venue Accreditation criteria. Our SH2OUT Technical Advisors can support you to develop an Emergency Action Plan that is unique to your venue and operation, leaving you feeling confident and prepared for any emergency that may arise.

Venue Operation Plan

The SH₂OUT Technical Advisor will work with you to develop your Normal Operating Plan to include the complete process; from operator arrival and set up of the venue to swimmer arrival and departure. This service will help you ensure the swimmer feels safe and has a compelling experience whilst at your venue

The delivery of SH₂OUT services will be bespoke to your venue and the cost will be dependent on what is selected off the SH₂OUT service menu and the level of support you require. Typically, the cost of a singular SH₂OUT service will range from £100.00 to £350.00 with SH₂OUT Accredited Venues receiving up to a 25% discount on the cost of services.

If you would like to have a chat about any of our services, require general advice or guidance in any element of open water swimming provision, please contact the SH2OUT office at info@sh2out.org

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