Open Water Swimming

Len Hatcher safely coaches individuals who would like to improve their technique or are in training for an open water event.  We can also organise longer swims, with a safety boat, around the Cornish coast tailored to the specific abilities of individual swimmers or small groups. He regularly helps complete beginners who have never swum in the sea before to overcome their fears. Our pupils' safety is our primary consideration.


We run courses by arrangement for individuals and groups of any age in the sea at Gyllingvase beach, Falmouth and Maenporth beach. Lessons are available for up to four people, all abilities are welcome.  Training for special swimming events can start any time in the beautiful Maenporth Estate pool or at the Budock Vean Hotel, Mawnen Smith. Personal assessment and stroke training are Len's speciality.       

Len is a fully qualified STA and NOWCA Open Water coach.  A few years ago he coached four young women to swim relay across the English Channel for which they raised over £15,000.00 for charity. Since then Len has trained many triathletes and others who are taking on extreme open water challenges.


Please e mail or give Len a ring on 01326 378437 to discuss your requirements.