Skills Sessions

Our Saturday skills session is fully taught, aimed at newcomers to the sport of open water swimming or nervous open water swimmers. Here you will learn the skills required to make you more effective in open water.


May 2nd – July 25th

Saturday (only) 08:30 – 09:30


Please register no earlier than 30 minutes before your start time.

Price & Booking

To book your place, please click on the link below to pre book your dates. Places are restricted so pre booking is REQUIRED.

£25 single session

£60 for a 3 skills sessions

All sessions purchased in 2021 must be used in 2021.

Book Skills sessions


Our skills class is for swimmers who are new or are nervous of open water swimming. This is regardless of your swimming experience.

You will be required to wear a wetsuit and a brightly coloured swim hat, (apart from red) SFT will have hats for sale for £5 on the day.

We operate a registration system called Lakemate. It will cost you £10 to receive a band. If you lose or break your band you will have to purchase another one. Alternatively if you own a PoolMate Plus, this has the chip in to use the scanner so you will not have to purchase a band. 

To purchase please make your £10 payment to:
Barclays: Swim For Tri Ltd. Account number: 20625280. Sort code: 20 46 60. Please use your name as a reference.

2021 at Stubbers

Please do not turn up unless you have pre booked your place. You will be refused entry if you have not pre booked.

You need to book in advance a date of your choice. Please use the BLUE book skills sessions button to make your booking.
This will help keep queues down and smooth out the flow of people. Please observe the 2m distancing as you approach registration.
*** If you can not attend your session, please cancel your booking giving the system 24 hours notice so someone else can take your place.***
If you do not turn up or cancel giving less than 24 hours notice for your pre booked session, you will lose your session.

Please queue, register and then continue onto the grassy area to get changed and await your SFT coach to lead your skills session.

Please use the hand gel on exiting the water and report your name manually to the member of staff on the beach.

Get changed on the grassy area as this will provide the space you need.

Sadly there will be no refreshments until further guidance suggests it is safe to do so.

Changing rooms will not be available. Showers will be available after 08:30am but you will need to pay £3 or have an annual membership with Stubbers to enter the main park. A toilet will be available.

If you need basic first aid please come to registration. Any other emergencies while in the water will be dealt with by the kayaks and lifeguards as normal who will be equipped with PPE for all your safety.

Please adhere to social distancing to keep all of the SFT family safe at this time.

Swim For Tri at Stubbers Lake


Stubbers Adventure Centre
Ockendon Rd
RM14 2TY