Events on the Swinton Estate

Swim Clinic Retreat

Looking to perfect your front crawl?

Swim Clinic Retreats offer just that! Over the course of two days, you will learn to perfect your front crawl technique, increase your speed and improve your endurance. Taught by Salim Ahmed, founder of SwimLab, you’ll explore a unique ‘seven-point methodology’ that teaches swimming as a “performance art”.

£295 per person

You’ll be taught by Salim Ahmed who has been instructing and coaching swimming since 2000. His clients range from novices to Olympians, ages 3 to 93. Salim also coaches open water swimming in Great Britain and Italy, runs his own club, and coaches three triathlon clubs (including 10 iron women).

Learn more about Salim at swimlab.org.uk

The course is suitable for any swimmer – from a virtual novice at front crawl, to a triathlon/ironman hopeful! You should be able to swim at least 200m using some form of stroke (even breaststroke). All ages and abilities are welcome to attend but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

The course will involve two to three theory sessions over tea and coffee, you’ll then put the theory into practice through three pool sessions where your teacher will break down front crawl to first principles.

The course also includes some swim-specific yoga, a relaxed forest walk and talk (about swimming!), and an optional dip in our wild swimming pond in the grounds of Swinton Park (weather and conditions permitting).

  • Learn to swim front crawl – and probably have your breaststroke fine-tuned in the process
  • A swim plan for life, so you can leave with a clear idea of your next steps and how to build them into a busy life
  • An understanding of the benefits of swimming to body, mind and soul
  • An understanding of how to build from your newfound skills to make your stroke more sustainable
  • How to manage breathing and anxiety
  • Access to ongoing swim plan and drills
  • The retreat in July will focus more around outdoor swimming in the lake, with some technique work in the pool

Itinerary

Day one

Day two

  • Theory Session and debrief
  • Pool session 3 or Wild Swimming
  • Team breakfast at The Terrace Restaurant and Bar

If you’d like to stay in the opulent Swinton Park Hotel throughout the SwimLab Retreat, speak to our Reservations team when booking to check availability and pricing.

All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Guests must be able to swim. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Upcoming dates

  • 16th September 2024 to 17th September 2024

FAQs

All ages and abilities are welcome to attend but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
You’ll be taught by Salim Ahmed who has been instructing and coaching swimming since 2000. His clients range from novices to Olympians, ages 3 to 93. Salim also coaches open water swimming in Great Britain and Italy, runs his own club, and coaches three triathlon clubs (including 10 iron women).

The event will take place at Swinton Country Club:

Swinton Country Club
Masham
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 4JH
United Kingdom

Swinton Country Club is one of the leading spa destinations in the UK. Situated at the heart of the 20,000-acre Swinton Estate, it draws on the natural elements of light, water and air as well as the landscape of the surrounding Yorkshire Dales.

A fabulously light, airy, contemporary space, designed to reflect the surrounding, natural environment. A place to recharge the body, mind and spirit and restore a sense of ‘grounding’ and calm.

Our standard terms and conditions apply.

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