Early season open water sessions 2020
6 week programme. Sunday mornings at St Mawes.
Starting 12th April 2020. £18 (£3 per session).
30 minute acclimatisation and training sessions, basic coaching and lifeguarded. Your chance to get back in the water with a structured session before the main event season starts. Great for those with early season swims like RNLI Castle 2 Castle.
Winter Pool Sessions
Multi week rolling coached programme including pool entry.
Winter Pool Sessions are a great way to maintain and improve fitness ready for the next open water season. Structured, fun and progressive with a maximum of 6 swimmers per lane. Swims take place on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at the Polkyth Leisure centre in St Austell.
2020 Swim Series
Various swims around the Cornish Coast:
£ Various please use link to view each swim.
Our swim series are a perfect opportunity to take on a challenging longer swim without the crowds! Fully guided and supported with a maximum of 10 swimmers. You will receive appropriate safety/coaching advice at the briefing and throughout. Please note these are not races and you will not be given a time. You will be given the opportunity to enjoy the location and complete the swim without the pressure of a mass start event. Great for those looking for a longer training swim before an event or the wild swimmers amongst you who want a fun and relaxed swim in a fantastic location.
In The Wet Stuff on the Road 2020...
Long Weekend: The Lake District.
Date: 19th -21st June 2020
Lakes, pots, tarns and rivers. Wild swimming at its best surrounded by superb mountain scenery. This weekend will include multiple swim sessions in a variety of locations with some hiking required. Full details to be released soon.
2020 Open Water Sessions
Six week rolling coached programme in the sea: £36
These sessions are a fun and challenging way to learn open water skills and increase fitness. If you are planning an event swim, are new to open water, a seasoned sea swimmer or just want to learn a new skill and keep fit these sessions are for you. Minimum swim ability applies.
2020 Summer Sunday sessions
Regular Sunday morning sea swim sessions: £6
These are a coached session lasting 45-60 minutes depending on conditions . If you can't make the regular programme, want an extra swim workout or down on holiday and want to drop in for 1 or 2, these are for you. Focus will vary from week to week with some longer swims thrown in so check the ticket info. Venue usually St Mawes. Minimum swim ability applies. Max 12 swimmers.
The Gerrans Bay 10K
Date: 18th July 2020
Your chance to cover the Olympic open water distance without the crowds or pressure of a race. Feeding station, escorts and safety cover. Finish with hot food and drinks included.
Functional Strength and Conditioning
Multi week rolling programme:
Date to be confirmed
Small group (12) sessions at Veryan Sports and Social club. Monday evening starting at 17:30 and 18:30. General fitness with emphasis on quality movement. All equipment provided. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Challenging but fun.
This ‘Open Water Swim’ Journey started some 20 years ago swimming in lakes, rivers, mountain pools and the sea including some exhilarating self guided coasteering trips. You learn about the sea quickly when you jump into frothing swell between rocky outcrops on a cold winters day!
Head coach Binney has been swimming for as long as she can remember, in various pools throughout Europe and the USA or in the sea on family holidays to Cornwall, competing to a National Level and represented the British Police Swim Team. Having a brother who represented GB at an Olympic and 2 Commonwealth Games gives a valuable insight into the dedication it takes to become an elite swimmer.
After many years in the Third Sector, as a CEO in Safety/Risk Education, a career change allowed Binney to revisit her passion for swimming. The In The Wet Stuff concept was developed after watching Alistair Brownlee win Gold in the Triathlon and Keri-Anne Payne narrowly missing out on a Bronze during the 2012 Olympics. Together with Rick they introduced Open Water Swim Coaching into various lakes/quarries in the Midlands. Having qualified as Beach Lifeguards during a cold week in April of 2013, Rick took on the role of Safety Advisor for all open water sessions.
Within the year Binney had also taken on the role of Head Coach (after working under Mark Perry, Ex-Olympic GB Open Water Coach), coaching the Performance Squad of a Midlands Club, whilst Rick became the club’s first dedicated volunteer Masters Coach. A move to Cornwall in 2016 brought In The Wet Stuff to The Roseland on the South Coast.
Combined experience of coaching swimmers and triathletes young and old from complete newbies to British Age Groupers. They believe that everyone can be taught to swim in the right environment and enjoy the pleasures of swimming whether in a pool, open water wetsuit swimming or skins swimming in the sea, for pleasure, bucket list or competitively.
Safety is always their number one priority with suitable safety craft/equipment available at all sessions.
Experience of competing in all sorts of events including pool, lake and sea swim triathlons, with Rick taking on the longer distances of Half (70.3) and Full (140.6) Triathlons.
ASA Level 3 Head Coach
ASA Level 2 Open Water Coach
ASA Level 2 Teacher
ASA Level 1 Coach
ASA Disability Awareness Course
SLSGB Beach Lifeguards
SLSGB Event Water Safety Manager
SLSGB Level 2 Coach
SLSGB DBS Certificates