Open Water Taster Session – Lincoln

(13 customer reviews)


Find out what open water swimming is all about on this introduction to open water with Adam Walker.
ABILITY LEVEL: Open water swimming beginners. Must be able to swim 100m.


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Please provide an emergency contact person for the day of the course. Name, telephone number and their relationship to you.

If you are looking to get into open water and take your swimming outdoors, then this is a great place to start. The course is run by record breaking open water swimmer Adam Walker, who will talk to you about how to prepare yourself to swim in open water and how to stay safe during your swim.


Adam Walker will talk you through how to enter and exit open water safely.
Getting used to the temperature of open water and acclimatising your body.
How to assess open water swim spots and safe practice when swimming.
Useful equipment that you should have when open water swimming.

Following the theory session, Adam will take you into the Ocean Walker Crystal Lake for a swim.

(please note different dates have different timings - if you are booked onto a taster for a different date please stick to the timings you have already been provided with via your order confirmation).

Once booked, you will receive an email along with your order confirmation confirming your booking and useful info for the session.
(Sorry we don't allow spectators during our courses).

SWIM KIT (what you will need):
Swim suit / trunks
Swim cap (FREE OW CAP provided on the day)
Wetsuit or rash vest (optional)
Flip flops
Changing robe

Ocean Walker Crystal LakeLOCATION: Ocean Walker Academy, Hoop Lane, Langton By Wragby, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5QB
Free onsite parking.
Toilets and changing.

The Ocean Walker Crystal Lake is a purpose built open water swimming lake with safe and easy carpeted entry and exit points. Please ensure you bring warm clothing with you for after the session, and also wear the appropriate swimwear so that you can be comfortable during the coached sessions in the water.

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13 reviews for Open Water Taster Session – Lincoln

  1. Jacki Spencer

    I had a wonderful lesson on Sunday. Very professional and caring staff. My confidence has improved greatly thank you everyone at Ocean Walker

  2. Jill Widdison

    It was a superb day so informative. Excellent tips. Anyone unsure about openwater swimming should give this ago as it builds confidence. Highly recommend. Adam provided excellent tips and swimming gear to get started in the water

  3. Paul Hiley

    Great introduction to open water swimming with guidance about equipment and a guided swim round the lake. All abilities and ages were made welcome.

  4. John Summers

    Adam has an amazing personal story to tell and his introduction to open water swimming is excellent. The facilities are superb with some amazing plans for the near future.
    Jim dovetailed well with Adam and Gemma made you feel really welcome. I have already booked kayak session and will be building open water swimming into my life for my health, physical and mental
    There was a short powerful shower of rain when we were in the water. It was magical!
    I feel lucky that we have this facility on our doorstep.

  5. Sue Craggs

    Excellent session. I am a confident swimmer indoors but was uncertain about open water – this guided swim around an interesting landscaped lake with islands was fun and informative.

  6. Andrew favill

    my wife and I had a taster session on the 15th of August, we are new to open water swimming. Adam explained about the benefits of open water and the possible pit falls. Jim coached us in the lake. we felt safe and enjoyed the experience We both found it informative and felt more confident.

  7. Matt McNally

    I wasn’t sure what to expect attending this course, but gained much more from it than I could have imagined. Really informative and enjoyable, I’ve gained a lot of confidence in the water and look forward to more open water swimming in the future.

  8. Dayle Rowson

    Really interesting overview of the facility and excellent introduction to the theory behind the swimming. The lake itself is fantastic and you are made to feel very welcome as you swim the lake as a group. Definitely recommend it!

  9. Vicki Wells

    Great session and introduction to a whole new experience. Looking forward to enjoying those crystal waters again very soon. Thankyou 😀

  10. Gary Hotchin

    Great taster session into open water swimming, this is a must for anyone thinking of taking the plunge into open water swimming, very well organised,well explained, tips and was a real confidence builder, will be visiting again thank you.

  11. Karen Wood

    This is the perfect introduction to open water swimming in a safe, beautiful location. Comfort zones duly challenged in a good way with lots of useful tips to boost confidence in the water. We will be back.

  12. Karen Baxter

    Sat 14th August 2021 – what a great 2-hour taster session. Informative briefing at the beginning followed by a gentle swim around the purpose built lake. Tea, coffee and cake afterwards was delicious. Highly recommend this session if you are new to open water swimming.

  13. Sally Bushby

    Joined Adam & Jim for a taster session on 12th Sept.
    These guys are so welcoming… fantastic setting, very inspirational theory lesson from Adam, great safety tips and lots more to the sport than meets the eye but this course opens it all up for you…..Jim took the hr water session, leading the chants to enter the water….such fun was had by us all and such a gorgeous location,….informative, educational, inspiring but most importantly….FUN…it’s a must for anyone remotely interested in OWS. Thanks guys.🙂

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