Gower Open Water Swim Training

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Welcome to the Gower Open Water swimming Training sessions

Update 3 April 2021

GOWST and our base at Langland Bay is now registered with NOWCA (National Open Water Coaching Association) as an official swim venue.
If you join NOWCA - 15 per year, you are entitled to insurance which covers you while travelling to and attending our swim sessions - please link on the NOWCA site below


Gower Open water Swim Training Facebook page

For Global and local weather forecasts, storm and hurricane updates and tracking of all storms and surf reports go to my Preparedness website here

Latest Covid 19 information with regards to open water activities.

During the lockdown period, the RNLI have yet to employ lifeguards on the beaches around UK, as is the case at Langland Bay our central meeting point.
The RNLI, Swansea city council, Lifeboat organisation and Coastguards all advise that open water swimming is a 'risky sport' - and indeed in the latter part of May we have seen a considerable number of sea and lake rescues.
Until this situation is resolved, I have advised all my swim group that we will not be entering the open water on advice given my the authorities. This is to help the rescue services, already overstretched and especially in the recent warm weather, to assist in the health and safety of the rescue crews, many who are volunteers and with families, and to safeguard against Covid 19.
Here in Wales, we are still in a tighter lockdown than in England - if you feel you must go in the water please abide by all safety regulations laid down by the governing bodies - stay safe.

Latest news: Open water Swim training Spring-Summer 2021, will continue to take place mainly at Langland Bay Swansea, from May to September. Email or keep checking in for dates.

Langland Bay


The first open water swim training camp in Wales, was set up in 1990 by myself (in conjunction with Triathletes Swansea and the University Triathlon club) with Steve Trew (BTA) as guest coach. The open water training sessions were held at Three Cliffs Bay, while lectures and practical swim coaching were held at the Swansea University Sports Centre.

Subsequent training sessions were held at Langland Bay and Pobbles Bay on Gower, until 1994.

Triathletes of all abilities are welcome: from beginners to advanced

Please keep checking in here and on our Facebook page:

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Details on Marseillan Plage open water swim coaching 2016

Please check regularly for updates.

Be sure to get in touch so I know you're out there!

Howard Middleton-Jones