Learning Hub

The Learning hub is the e-learning resource for all British Triathlon Coaches.

Open Water Coaching

The Open Water Coaching workshop is aimed primarily at coaches who currently deliver or 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 water coaching knowledge and ability. There is also an opportunity to gain practical experience through coaching a group of open water swimmers. 

Pre-requisites and Eligibility Criteria 
  • Hold a Triathlon Coach qualification (Level 1 coaches will only be qualified to deliver the sessions alongside a Level 2 coach or above). 

  • Hold a valid Home Nation/coach membership - either core or ultimate membership. 

What will I learn? 
  • What types of activities can go into an open water session, and how to integrate these into a session plan. 

  • The health and safety of open water coaching and what to look for in a venue when delivering open water sessions. 

  • Coaching skills for effective open water session delivery. 

  • How to effectively manage a safety team. 

Delivery Method 
  • The one-day face-to-face workshop has a mix of theory and practical. 

  • Learners will also have access to an online module with further resources. 


There is no formal assessment, however you must complete the whole course. 




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