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Another Place, The Lake
Swim Clinic coach Salim Ahmed from Swim Lab instructing poolside at Another Place, The Lake


Spend three days in the Lake District and improve your swimming. Swim Clinic is a two-night break with a focus on swimming. Practice your technique in our 25m infinity pool, then try wild swimming in Ullswater lake with our professional swimming coach for guidance.


6 – 8 December 2019 – £330pp

Duration: Three days and two nights
Group: Based on two people attending the swim clinic weekend sharing a standard double with bed & breakfast

To book swim clinic please
contact our events team:


and add swim clinic to your enquiry details

Course Content

Learn with video analysis and a combination of land, pool and lake sessions. Understand more about your swimming style, the importance of streamlining, body alignment and ‘hydro-statics’.

Our experienced swim coach will talk your through positioning, breathing and overall technique. By the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence to take your swimming further.

Swimming is the ultimate low-impact sport, working all the main muscle groups and providing all round cardio-vascular fitness.

And, when you’ve worked up an appetite, Rampsbeck Restaurant and The Living Space await.

A man swimming in the pool at Another Place, The Lake




Swim Clinic programme

Day one

Arrive and settle into the hotel

Day two

8am – Theory session

9am – Pool session

12noon – Optional Aira Force walk and café/ picnic lunch.

3pm – Lake swim (dependant on weather, conditions and water temperature)

6pm – Pool session including possible video analysis

7.30pm – Informal Q&A with Salim

Day three

7.45am – Theory session 

8.30am – Pool or lake swim session

9.30am – Breakfast and debrief

11.30am – check out

Arrangements can be made for wetsuit hire or purchase through Salim at Swimlab.

Frequently asked questions:

Swimsuit, goggles, flip flops for walking down to the lakeshore, swim hat.

Swimming wetsuit if you have one. If you don’t we can lend you a wetsuit from our Sheep Shed. Alternatively you can buy one through us at a 20% discount.

Walking gear – waterproofs, boots, hat etc.

Sun cream and sunglasses.

Depending on the weather, we will be using the 20-metre warm pool inside the hotel’s Swim Club, or Ullswater – the lake which the hotel rests on the shores of.

The walks are likely to be gentle around Aira Force, a National Trust waterfall.

Ideally you should be able to swim at least four to eight lengths of a 25-metre pool without stopping, using front crawl and/ or breaststroke.

Please inform us of any medical conditions or injuries at the time of booking.

We will send you out a questionnaire before the weekend to find out  about your swimming history, and personal objectives.

The Swim Clinic will be run by Salim Ahmed, founder of the alternative swim coaching group SwimLab. Salim is an STA qualified Instructor with a history of coaching. Clients include Shepperton Open Water, Becky Adlington’s Swim Stars, University of York, David Lloyd Triathlon Clubs and The Royal Marine Commando Swim Team.

The methodology focusses on developing the most efficient stroke for open water swimming. The aim is to get you to fall in love with and connect with water. The rest will just follow!

Essential guidelines to ensure you swim safely.

The SwimSafe Code

Another Place supports the Lake District National Park’s SwimSafe campaign – a code to follow that aims to keep you safe whilst swimming.

Be Seen, have support

Be seen by boats.

  • Wear a bright swim cap and tow a bright float
  • Never swim alone
  • For swimming away from the shore, have a safety boat or canoe support displaying a white and blue Alpha flag

Be Water wise

Exposure to cool water can rapidly lead to hypothermia

  • Wear a wetsuit to keep you warm and buoyant
  • Enter the water slowly to acclimate
  • Check the depth and the water bed by walking in carefully
  • Don’t jump in

Be Informed

Ullswater is busy with boats. People on boats may struggle to see swimmers. A collision with any boat can be fatal.

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.

Be Mindful

  • Avoid mooring areas, marinas and jetties used by boats, ferry routes and boating channels.
  • Be aware boaters may be in any area of the lake at any time of the day or night.
  • Only swim when weather conditions are suitable – remember conditions can change quickly so do check the forecast.
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