IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS & CONDITIONS
UK SWIM CAMPS & OPEN WATER TRAINING
Booking & Payment
Payment is made in full at the time of booking.
It is important that you read through this document before booking.
We have carefully selected our swimming locations.
The location of the swim camp/course will be detailed on the course page, with full address, postcode and google map. Please ensure you can make your own way to and from the site.
If you are booking on a swim camp that states hotel/camping/accommodation is included then the details of your accommodation will be shown on the course page.
Please note: for camping, you will require your own tent and camping equipment.
For anyone attending a UK swim camp who live in the UK we would advise that you have your own insurance, although it is not compulsory.
For anyone travelling into the UK, it is compulsary that you have your own comprehensive travel insurance, which must cover you against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We will request a scanned copy of this to be sent across to us one month before the swim camp date or to be provided upon your registration to the swim camp on the start date.
Every camp or training course will state the ability level.
Please do ensure you book yourself onto the most suitable course, if you are unsure please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly.
Please use the below information as a guide when looking at which course you wish to participate in.
Open Water Swimming Ability Measure:
You have only just started, or not even tried open water swimming in the UK.
You are able to swim 1k in the pool.
You can swim a minimum of 1.5k in the pool and have at least some experience of open water swimming in the UK at temperature of 15oC.
As intermediate plus, you are a confident open water swimmer being able to swim at least 3k in open water, and are looking to improve technique and enhance your training. These courses are usually aimed at channel swimmers, triathletes and iron man participants.
This camp will concentrate on improving your front crawl stroke, and you will learn the Ocean Walker Technique, created by Adam Walker. We do not offer coaching of an alternative swim stroke on our courses.
You must be 18 years or over to attend a swim camp or training day.
We will accept 14 years and over if accompanied by an adult.
Fun days or swim events held by Ocean Walker will stipulate age groups and that all children must be supervised by their parents or a responsible adult.
What equipment do I need to bring with me?
• Your own wetsuit (if required)
• Swimming trunks/swim suit
• Swim cap (optional - we will give you a cap to keep)
• Warm clothing (inc. woolly hat)
• Footwear (either sea shoes or flip flops to go to and from the sea)
• Rucksack/swim bag
• Ear plugs
The Swim Camp Group
Adam is keen to ensure each person receives the attention they require on the Ocean Walker swim camps. This is why we keep our group numbers to 10-14 attendees.
Swim camps are suitable for any keen swimmer from beginners to advanced, pool or open water swimmer. Whether you are just looking to improve on your fitness and stroke or you are planning to do a channel swim. It is a great way to mix with like minded swimmers, share each other’s experiences and learn in a safe and organised environment with experienced swim coaches and support team.
Ocean Walker check all facilities and venues. Swimming pools with have lifeguards on duty, either on the side or part of the Ocean Walker team.
In open water, the Ocean Walker team will be out on the water with you in kayaks as well as in the water. We have our own first aiders and Adam will also talk you through the safety drills before we go out into the water. You will be briefed on our open water safety procedures before you enter the water.
Meals and refreshments
We state on the course details what meals are provided, it is important that you please advise us at the time of booking if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Your full itinerary will be sent to you by email once we have received your booking confirmation and payment. You will be expected to take part in the whole training course. It has been created to be beneficial as well as enjoyable. If for any reason you do not wish to take part in a certain aspect of the course we would need to be notified at your earliest convenience. The course price is fixed, so we are not able to offer any refund for any part of the schedule that you wish not to take part in.
For the open water swim camps, we can never guarantee the weather, water conditions or temperature. In any open water swim your safety is our priority and we will make the relevant checks before each swim. In severe cases of weather we may have to postpone a swim or move the venue. Any changes to schedules will be advised at the earliest possible time.
Ocean Walker use swim venues approved for open water swimming, and where possible have received water quality testing. In the event that the water quality of a venue is not up to standard, then we will do our best to either change schedule, postpone the swim session or the last option to cancel the session.
In the event you need to cancel your booking with us you must write to us to advise that you wish to cancel your booking immediately, so that we can take the best action required. Cancellation charges do apply and are detailed below:
a. Cancellation advised 56 days or more before camp start date
• You will receive a full refund.
b. Cancellation advised 55 days or under before camp start date
• Charges will apply for any cancellations or amendments made to your booking within this time. Dependant on the time given, we may not be able to offer any refund.
• If you are able to find a replacement for your booking, we can offer a refund once payment has been received in full from the new attendee, less admin charges tba.
Please note that if a service is cancelled through no fault of Ocean Walker, then the payment processing fee will not be refunded. Approx. 2.75% of the total value of your order, depending on the payment method this can vary slightly.