All you need to know about Swimming Events

24 April 2024 18:30

Am I a strong enough swimmer to enter an open water swimming event? How do I train? Are events only for super-fast swimmers? (spoiler alert: they’re not). Join our free webinar for expert advice on entering one of our Go Swim open water events
Swimming events are a fantastic opportunity to test your fitness, travel to new places, have fun and meet other swimmers – but they can also be challenging and intimidating.

In our Webinar, we spend a happy hour discussing swimming events with outdoor swimming expert Simon Griffiths founder of Outdoor Swimmer magazine and Go Swim founder and Race Director Richard Pearson.

In this webinar about open water swimming events we explore:

  • Why do an event?
  • How good a swimmer do you need to be?
  • Can you swim breaststroke?
  • How should you train and prepare?
  • We answer your questions

Meet your hosts

Simon Griffiths is the author of Swim Wild and Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 Days a Year and he is the founder of Outdoor Swimmer magazine. He is a lifelong swimmer, swims year-round in the Thames and regularly takes part in open water and pool races. His swimming adventures have taken him around the world. He was also part of the team that created the STA Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification. His mission is to help as many people as possible discover the joys and benefits of swimming in natural waters.

Richard Pearson has spent his career in the sports industry and in the last few years specialising in Event delivery. He founded Go Swim Scotland’s largest mass participation swim brand in 2018 at Loch Lomond and has expanded the brand to three locations, Loch Tay, Loch Lomond and Loch Morlich. He was event director at the European Open Water Swimming championships in 2018. He is a lifelong swimmer and regularly takes part in Open water and pool events.