Doncaster swimmers set to dive into the great outdoors

SWIMMERS in Doncaster can now wade into the great outdoors with the launch of a new open water swimming course at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre. The 800m long course has been put in place by open water swimming organisation SwimyourSwim, in partnership with Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT).
Alistair Beattie, open water swim coach at SwimyourSwim, said: “We’re really excited to bring open water swimming to Doncaster. “The new course at Hatfield is 800m long and makes use of the whole lake. We’ve created a shorter course too, to cater for newcomers to the sport. “Swimming in open water, as long as it’s done safely and in the right environment, is a great experience and the health benefits are huge.” The course will be open every Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturdays from 8-10am. Newcomers can also enroll on SwimyourSwim’s iTOWS (Introduction to Open Water Swimming) course at Hatfield.
Stuart Wearing, group operations manager, from DCLT, said: “An open water swimming course is a fantastic addition to our sporting facilities here in Doncaster and we’re delighted to have the experienced team behind SwimyourSwim overseeing the sessions there, ensuring those taking part feel safe, comfortable and enjoy the experience.”

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Leon Fryer and Alistair Beattie from SwimyourSwim


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