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 swimmers 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 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 fiends and have lots of fun jumping off rocks and peering into hidden caves.

Junior Swim Adventure

22nd August at 9am


Junior Level Three

Saturdays at 09:45

5th June to 21st August

Level 3 open water award is designed for accomplished swimmers who have level 2 OW. All skills will be used within a race situation and the 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. Swimmers must be 12 to 16 to take part in this session. The course is 12 weeks back to back (5th June to 21st August).



Junior Level Two

Saturdays at 10:45

3rd July and 21st August

This is an eight week course for young people aged 8-16 who already have level one OWS or stage 8 swimming.

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

3rd July and 21st August

This eight week block of sessions is for 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.