Our junior section is for children aged 8 to 16.  We follow the progression pathway set out by Swim England.  When a swimmer graduates to the next level, a certificate is awarded for the achievement.  At one end of the spectrum, the level one swimmers learn a basic skill set for open water whilst at the top end, the level three juniors are preparing to race.  We aim to expose open water-specific skills and support the juniors as they explore how best to apply their knowledge. 


PeteWilbyTriathlOn coaches using a holistic perspective.  We have skilled staff who are trained beach lifeguards, first aiders, and qualified coaches and teachers.  The junior course is both theory and practical (land and sea) to include safety and lifesaving considerations which enhance the swimmer's awareness of the risks associated with open water swimming.  We gear the juniors with the key open water swimming skills to take forward into adulthood, apply to other open water sports and confidently compete in the open water swimming and triathlon events.

To complement the juniors' hard work, in 2021, we have also organised a junior swim adventure.  On this adventure, all levels will challenge their skills, cover a longer distance, make friends and have lots of fun jumping off rocks and peering into hidden caves.

Junior Level Three

Saturdays at 09:45

4th June to 24th September 2022

Level 3 open water award is designed for accomplished swimmers, already confident to train in open water.

Swimmers will be regularly timed and tested over a 400m course. This is a training session to compliment club swimmers current training and help prepare for long distance OW events and races.

Swimmers must be 12 to 16 to take part in this session. The course is 17 weeks back to back (4th June to 24st September). You can drop in at any point or book the whole course.



Junior Level Two

Saturdays at 10:45

2nd July and 3rd September

This is a ten week course for young people aged 8-16 who already have some open water swimming experience or stage 8 swimming. You can book all or drop in at any point.

Level 2 OW prepares swimmers for competitive OW swimming.

When all the elements of level 2 are completed the swimmer will receive a certificate and progress to level 3.



Junior Level One

Saturdays at 10:45

2nd July and 3rd September

This ten week block of sessions is for younger junior swimmers age 8 to 16.

It is land and sea based and designed to provide a basic skill set for open water swimming. The entry requirement for Level 1 OW is learn to swim stage 5.

​All swimmers who complete the elements will receive a badge and certificate and progress to level 2. You can drop book all or in at any point.