What you'll do
You'll meet with your guide and after an introductory chat you'll be taken on a 45-60 minute open water swim, within the Penzance bay area. Whilst swimming the guide will also take a look at your technique and provide water safety. During and immediately after this open water swim your guide will discuss with you exactly what part of your stroke needs improvement and how this can be achieved, through various drills. Or, you can simply enjoy the swim and opt out of any coaching, it's entirely your choice. Next on the agenda will be a drive to a secluded 'locals' spot, somewhere you'd struggle to find by yourself where you can enjoy a relaxed 'wild dip'. There will be plenty of time in transit to discuss the local area, local attractions, any additional local swims that are worth a visit, stroke technique, race tactics... This guided tour takes around 3 hours in total.
I am the founder of Sea Swim Cornwall (a swimming holidays and coaching company in Cornwall). As a child I spent a number of years representing Cornwall at swimming and surf lifesaving, winning both county and national age group titles. In my teens and twenties I spent a number of years lifeguarding in Cornwall and Sydney. I continue to swim in the pool and open water, as well as play waterpolo and bodysurf. I live in the Penzance area and know the West and North coasts of Cornwall like the back of my hand.
Where you'll be
Our mini-tours are partially dictated by the day's conditions and we always put safety first. The Penzance area however, has a wealth of protected coves, bays, beaches, natural pool... which make it easy to find plenty of stunning swims. We can't guarantee any specific swims but can guarantee we'll take you somewhere you won't forget in a hurry.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Whilst attending the tour you should bring a wetsuit (if you wear one), towel, swimming hat, goggles, a drink and snacks. If you have any medical conditions you need to make us aware of them.
Open water swimming half day tour