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Young couple walking into the lake for a swim
Another Place, The Lake
Swim Clinic coach Salim Ahmed from Swim Lab instructing poolside at Another Place, The Lake


Make full use of the lake-side location with our two-day swim clinic. Work with fully qualified swim coach, Salim Ahmed from Swim Lab, to perfect your front crawl, and swim smoother, faster and further with more confidence.

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

22-24 September and 20-22 October 2017.

For more details or to make a booking, please call our events team: 01768 486442

During your training you will begin to understand more about your swimming style with a combination of land, pool and lake sessions. Learn about the importance of streamlining, body alignment and ‘hydro-statics’, with pool-time and video analysis.

Floats by the pool at Another Place, The Lake
Man swimming front crawl in Ullswater

Front crawl is the focus, but Swim Clinic is a bespoke experience developed around the specific requirements of you and the group. You’ll be taken through the key elements of positioning, breathing and overall technique and by the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence to take your swimming further.


After a day of training, our rooms offer the space to relax and embrace lakeside living. Most of our rooms have views of Ullswater and the fells.

CGI of one of the new bedrooms at Another Place on the shores of Ullswater
Woman relaxing in the lake at Another Place, The Lake

Our swim clinic dates are:

22-24 September and 20-22 October 2017.

Prices from £360 per person based on two people attending the swim clinic weekend and sharing a standard double room, bed & breakfast.

For more details or to make a booking, please call our events team: 01768 486442

Woman diving into the pool at Another Place, The Lake

Swim Clinic programme


Arrive Friday evening.  


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


8am – Debrief with Salim

9am – Pool or lake session

11am – Brunch/debrief

Arrangements can be made for Zone 3 wetsuits 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 help to arrange a hire wetsuit. Alternatively you can buy one through us at a 20% discount from Zone 3.

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.

Where required during the clinic, transport will be provided.

Ullswater will be between 13 and 16 degrees in September. A swimming wetsuit and hat will be required.

The pool in Swim Club will be circa 28 degrees.

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!

CGI of the swimming pool in Swim Club at Another Place, The Lake - a new hotel in on the shores of Ullswater
A woman swimming breaststroke at Swim Clinic
Woman wild swimming in a lake