Move More Swim is here to support islanders of all abilities on their swimming journey. We've got programmes available for pool swimming and open water swimming.
Our Move More Swim programmes are aimed at islanders who need support on their swimming journey. We’ve got programmes available for indoors and outdoors.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t swum before and are feeling nervous about getting in the water – we’re here to help and support you at the start of your swimming journey.
Our programmes are designed to progress your swimming ability gradually. Our classes are a great way for you to meet new people, and a great way to improve your fitness.
Swimming has many health benefits and is a great form of exercise for your entire body. Here’s just a few good reasons why you should consider swimming:
We have two levels of Move More Swim classes available – one for complete beginners and the other for those wanting to improve their strokes and techniques.
A 12-week programme for nervous adult swimmers or non-swimmers, who are looking to gain confidence in the pool.
Sessions will take place at Les Quennevais Sports Centre swimming pool – in the shallow, warm pool to begin with, where you will be within standing depth. The classes will focus on gaining confidence in the water, along with basic swimming skills (aided and unaided) such as floating, kicking and learning how to breathe.
A 12-week programme for people who may have learnt to swim a long time ago and haven’t swum for a while, or for those who may not be fully confident swimming in a pool. It’s also for people who may want to improve their range of swimming strokes, techniques, skills, and fitness.
Sessions will take place in the main pool at Les Quennevais Sports Centre, which is 25m long and 2m deep. People who wish to participate in these classes will need to be confident in the pool out of their depth, and be able to swim from one end of the pool to the other (the length of the pool is 25m).
Move More Adult Open Water Swimming is here to offer a fun and relaxed setting for islanders to enjoy outdoor swimming, improve mental and physical wellbeing and provide the opportunity for participants to enjoy a supervised swim with a safe, supportive and encouraging group setting.
The swims will be led by Qualified Open Water Swimming Coaches who are supported by experienced and trained volunteers; who are friendly, sociable and inclusive. Where possible our swims will be followed by a cuppa’ in a local café and give participants to opportunity to enjoy socialising with other swimmers.
The Move More Introduction to Open Water Swimming programme is open to novice open water swimmers. Over the course of six weeks (with one session per week), swimmers will learn the basics of swimming in the sea and build upon their pool swimming ability, whilst being educated on the tides, effects of weather and do’s and don’ts for open water swimming.
The small group sessions will take place in the safety of Harve Des Pas bathing pool or Ouaisne Bay (dependant upon the tide – and changes will be confirmed to participants prior to the session). The final session will be held a different location which will be confirmed nearer the time as this depends on the groups ability and tide.
If you enjoy open water swimming, are experienced and in good fitness, why not consider becoming a Swim Pod Leader or Land Support. Full training will be given, all free of charge.
If you would like any further information about the Move More Adult Open Water Swimming sessions please contact our Swimming Development Officer Martine Le Guilcher at Martine.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01534 757709.