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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:

  • Swimming is non-impact, non-weightbearing exercise, so it’s great for your joints and mobility – especially for those recovering from an injury
  • Swimming is a great form of cardiovascular exercise. It’s a full body workout inside and out!
  • Swimming lowers the risk of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes
  • Swimming has many mental health benefits, including helping to lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, besides also helping to improve your sleep pattern.

Move More Indoor Swim Programmes

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.

Move More Swim is for:

  • Anyone over the age of 16 years old
  • People who are beginners and need support to get started
  • People who may have swum before but may have lost confidence or not swum for a while and need support to get going again and to improve their swimming technique
  • People with lower physical ability, long-term health conditions and those who would like to try swimming to become more active
  • Anyone looking to make new friendships – our programmes are sociable and great if you enjoy the company of others

Move More Swim – for Beginners

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.

There will be one session per week, which will take place on either  a Tuesday or Wednesday (depending which day you pick when booking) at 08:00-08:45, from 27/28 September until 13/14 December 2022 (inclusive). 

Move More Swim – for Intermediates

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).

There will be one session per week, which will take place on either  a Tuesday or Wednesday (depending which day you pick when booking) at 09:00-09:45, from 27/28 September until 13/14 December 2022 (inclusive). 

How much does it cost?

Adults: £60 for 12 sessions
Seniors (over 65 years): £48 for 12 sessions
Income Support: Free (evidence of a valid claim required – this needs to be submitted every 6 months).

What do I need to bring?

To get started you will need some comfortable swimwear, a swimming hat and swimming goggles. If you don’t have your own swimming hat, don’t worry as our swimming team will have some spares for you. We also recommend that women tie their hair back, even when wearing a swimming hat, as it makes it easier to put them on.

How to book

Before you attend your first session, you will need to register by completing the online registration form through the Move More Jersey Hub which you can find here:

REGISTER

Once you have submitted your details, our Move More Jersey team will then be in touch to confirm your booking.

IMPORTANT: If you have a health condition, or take medication that may affect your ability to participate in our swimming programme, we recommend that you see your GP for a medical check-up before starting out.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SWIMMING WITH YOU!

Move More Adult Open Water Swimming

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.

Move More Introduction to Open Water Swimming is for:

  • Anyone over the age of 16 years old
  • Anyone who can already swim 50m in a pool environment
  • People who are open water beginners and need support to get started
  • People who are nervous/apprehensive about sea swimming
  • People with lower physical ability, long-term health conditions and those who would like to try open water swimming to become more active
  • Anyone looking to make new friendships – our programmes are sociable and great if you enjoy the company of others

MOVE MORE INTRODUCTION TO OPEN WATER SWIMMING

The Move More Introduction to Open Water Swimming programme is open to novice open water swimmers. Over the course of five weeks, 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.

We’ve got a range of times and dates available to suit your schedule. The open water swims will take place in the safety of Havre Des Pas bathing pool or Ouaisne Bay (depending on the tide).

When making your booking you will need to select one of the swim blocks as listed below:

Swim Block 1 (Fully Booked!):

Monday 09:00-09:45

(4 July – Ouaisne, 11 July Havre Des Pas, 18 July Ouaisne, 25 July Havre Des Pas, 1 Aug Ouaisne)

Swim Block 2 (Fully Booked!):

Monday 10:00-10:45

(4 July – Ouaisne, 11 July Havre Des Pas, 18 July Ouaisne, 25 July Havre Des Pas, 1 Aug Ouaisne)

Swim Block 3 (Fully Booked!):

Wednesdays 17:30-18:15

(6 July Havre Des Pas, 13 July Ouaisne, 20 July Havre Des Pas, 27 July Ouaisne, 3 Aug Havre Des Pas)

Swim Block 4 (Fully Booked!):

Wednesdays 18:30-19:15

(6 July Havre Des Pas, 13 July Ouaisne, 20 July Havre Des Pas, 27 July Ouaisne, 3 Aug Havre Des Pas)

Swim Block 5:

Monday 09:00-09:45

(22 August Havre Des Pas, 5 September Havre Des Pas, 12 September Ouaisne, 19 September Havre Des Pas, 26 September Ouaisne)

Swim Block 6:

Monday 10:00-10:45

(22 August Havre Des Pas, 5 September Havre Des Pas, 12 September Ouaisne, 19 September Havre Des Pas, 26 September Ouaisne)

Swim Block 7 (Fully Booked!):

Wednesdays 17:30-18:15

(17 August Havre Des Pas, 24 August Ouaisne, 31 August Havre Des Pas, 7 September Ouaisne, 14 September Havre Des Pas)

Swim Block 8 (Fully Booked!):

Wednesdays 18:30-19:15

(17 August Havre Des Pas, 24 August Ouaisne, 31 August Havre Des Pas, 7 September Ouaisne, 14 September Havre Des Pas)

How much does it cost?

Adults: £25 per block
Seniors (over 65 years): £20 per block
Income Support: Free (evidence of a valid claim required – this needs to be submitted every 6 months).

What do I need to bring?

To get started you will need some comfortable swimwear, a brightly coloured swimming hat, swimming goggles and a towel. We also recommend that people with long hair tie their hair back, even when wearing a swimming hat, as it makes it easier to put them on. If the sun is shining please don’t forget to put on your water resistant sun cream! If you have a wetsuit that you would like to wear you are welcome to, but this is optional.

Don’t forget your warm clothes to wear afterwards including socks and shoes, even a woolly hat, and a warm drink and a snack.

How to book

To register your interest for the Introduction to Open Water Swimming course please email movemore@jerseysport.je  or telephone 01534 757700. When registering your interest you must state which swim block (1-8) you would like to attend.

IMPORTANT: If you have a health condition, or take medication that may affect your ability to participate in our swimming programme, we recommend that you see your GP for a medical check-up before starting out.

Volunteer with us

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.

Find Out More

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.leguilcher@jerseysport.je or 01534 757709.