RELAXED AND ACTIVE
IN THE OUTER HEBRIDES OF SCOTLAND
Beginner/New Open Water Swimmer
Confident swimming in a swimming pool for over 10 minutes continuously. Can tread water for a few minutes but has never tried open water swimming before or has very little experience of it.
Has recently started open water swimming and swims regularly in local open water swimming venue(s). Still requires guidance and coaching but can swim distances of 1 km+.
Experienced Open Water Swimmer
Regularly swims in open water venues and can swim up to 2 miles confidently in either freshwater or sea. Likely has experience of triathlon and other open water events.
Experience of swimming long-distances of 10+ kilometres often and acclimatised to all year round temperatures either in skins or wetsuit. Most likely a cross-channel swimmer.