Why not come along to an open water course that is recognised by SH2OUT

SH2OUT aims to provide education and development opportunities for the open water swimming community. This will be via a mix of courses, some organised and developed directly for SH2OUT and some British Triathlon or Royal Life Saving Society qualifications that are well suited for open water swimming delivery.

In following courses will be available in summer 2017:

SH2OUT creating safer venues for organised open water swimming.
The 1 day Open Water course is an engaging workshop designed to provide the attendee with the opportunity to learn more about the new British Triathlon & Royal Life Saving Society UK Partnership, whilst learning and sharing experience on water quality, water safety, course design considerations and much more.

Piloted in spring 2016, the workshop is delivered by industry experts and is tailored to suit any size of triathlon event, open water swimming event or open water training session, with practical considerations and thought provoking exercises.

British Triathlon Open Water Activator
The one day workshop is designed to help inform and educate individuals wishing to support safe open water swimming across the UK. It is valuable role for every open water swim venue, as the activator is the key person that helps oversee the safe running of the swim sessions, develop relationships and implement practicalities before, during and after any swim session.


British Triathlon Open Water Coaching Workshop

The Open Water Coaching workshop is aimed primarily at coaches who currently deliver or who would like to deliver coached open water sessions.  The one-day workshop has a mix of theory and practical designed to support the development of open watercoaching knowledge and ability.  There is also an opportunity to gain practical experience through coaching a group of open water swimmers.


RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard (1 day course with NPLQ pre-requisite)

The Open Water Lifeguard ‘bolt-on’ module is the first of its kind and allows all pool lifeguards who hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) to develop their skills and knowledge to lifeguard open water.

RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard (3 day course with no pre-requisite)

The new and unique Open Water Lifeguard three day course is the first of its kind and allows candidates who don't hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge to lifeguard open water.

Over time SH2OUT will develop and offer further educational and development opportunities. If you would like to speak to us about a training or development need, please contact

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