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Open Water Activator - East

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Entry Closed

Course entries open 06/03/2018 8:00am and close 26/04/2018 5:00pm

Course Information

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.

The Activators role is a vital one, so the attendance of the workshop is essential, as this day will enable individuals to develop their understanding and knowledge associated with procedure and safety around the open water. The day will encourage people to share knowledge, experiences, best practice and creative ideas. There is a high emphasis on making this day as practical as possible.

Aims of the workshop

  • To empower the Activator to be confident with their roles and responsibilities and feel able to support safe open water swim sessions and events.
  • To support individuals and help them understand what makes a safe open water swim venue. How to support the participants, the course with include practical training in spotting, wetsuit fitting, safety briefings and supporting novice athletes as well as learning more about the procedures and process around how the venues operate.
  • The Activator feels confident to input and support the development and maintenance of important documentation.
  • Develop strong relationships with all parties involved in the venues open water swim sessions.
  • Develop a network of activators to seek advice, support one another and share create resources.

Pre-Course Requisites:

  • Over 18.
  • Must be an associate or full member. 

Please be aware that participants do not enter the water during the course.

Not a Home Nation member yet? You can receive a Activator membership discount before enroling on to an activator course. This is NOT a discount for the course itself. Please contact Membership Services on 01509 226153 or

Course Venue

Milton Country Park , Cambridge Road, Milton, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AZ

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