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Sandy Toed Sea Swimmers - sea swimming lessons

Small group lessons

Group sea swimming lessons for up to eight
pupils with two instructors. All abilities welcome.

One-to-one coaching

Private sea swimming lessons for beginners,
improvers and advanced swimmers.

One to one swimming coaching

Qualified instructors

All our instructors are qualified open
water swimming coaches and fully insured.

Physical and mental benefits of sea swimming

Open water swimming is known to

  • boost the immune system
  • induce a better night’s sleep
  • reduce stress
  • promote happiness
  • reduce muscle swelling and inflammation

We can…

  • help you to become confident
  • introduce open water swimming to those who are confident in a pool but not in open water
  • address common panics and fears
  • teach you safety skills such as treading water
  • improve stroke technique and efficiency
  • teach you what dangers to look out for such as hypothermia
  • show you how to put on and remove a wet suit
  • help you with acclimatisation
  • train you for events such as mass starts, dive starts, sighting, drafting, buoy turns

How it started

During lockdown, when swimming pools were closed, we could regularly be seen swimming in the sea off the coast of Bognor Regis. People started asking questions. Why do you wear that? What is the best wet suit to swim in? What does a tow float do?  We were soon approached by friends, family and even strangers asking if we could teach water safety, stroke technique or simply for help building confidence in the sea so they can start their own open water journey.

Since lockdown, open water swimming has seen a huge increase in popularity, with many people taking an exhilarating outdoor swim on a daily or weekly basis. Becoming an outdoor swimmer raises people’s awareness of environmental issues and encourages them to take action to reduce pollution and environmental damage.


Reviews on Facebook

“Had my first session this morning. Claire and Mandy are amazing, so much patience but make it fun too. Felt so exhilarating. Highly recommend and looking forward to the next one thank you.” Janet

“I didn’t think one solitary thing could make me feel so good…. But my swimming lesson this morning has left me on cloud nine! Despite waking up at 3.45 am. Despite going back to a working day.
Renewed confidence. Peace. A huge love of the sea still, and enthusiasm that I can build on what I already do. If I could start my every day like that, I would. Thank you Mandy and Claire Sandy Toed Sea Swimmers.
I would absolutely recommend.” Claire

“Really friendly and knowledgeable swim coaches! I was rather nervous getting back in the sea, but they put me at ease straight away. Definitely recommend.” Tali

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07401 501523


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