Learn to Swim Freestyle Course £129

Can't put your face in the water or complete one length without needing to stop for air?


You may have tried and failed to learn to swim freestyle (front crawl) before. Maybe you can't stand putting your face in the water or could do with a confidence boost. Perhaps you can swim one length of freestyle but get frustrated that you can't get your breathing right. We can help you learn good freestyle technique in a friendly environment, in our small supportive group sessions. It costs £129 for the 6 week course. Spaces are strictly limited to 6-8 participants so you get lots of attention. 

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is for you if you're struggling to complete a length or have never learned to do freestyle/front crawl properly before. Learn new skills such as how to breathe properly, bilateral breathing, hand entry, catch mechanics, arm recovery and proper leg kick technique.

Non-Swimmer or fancy a 1:1 Lesson First?

If you're completely new to swimming we recommend having a few private lessons with our fabulous Beginner's Swim Coach PJ before attending this course. Please contact PJ to book directly.



If you've learned in the past and need a refresher on new techniques we also have an Improvers' Freestyle course running at the same time which is slightly more advanced.

These courses routinely fill up well in advance so please book early to avoid having to wait another 6 weeks for another space!

Can't put your face in the water?

Learn how to relax in the water and stop water going up your nose, making swimming feel much more comfortable.

Oxford Park Club Course Dates

Tuesday 4th September 7pm 4 SPACES

"Having not had any swimming lessons since primary school and limited to swimming no more than a couple of lengths before being completely out of breath my aspirations to enter a triathlon seemed an impossible goal. My running and cycle fitness were pretty good, I regularly went to the gym and enjoyed rock climbing and hiking, but I couldn’t understand why I was so exhausted after swimming such a short distance. When I saw that Tri Swim Coaching were running a 6 week beginners course in Abingdon I signed up and I can’t believe the difference it has made. Ali took everything right back to the basics from getting the body position correct in the water to the importance of breathing out as I swim. At the end of the first lesson I had completed 25m freestyle without using a nose clip for the first time." 

Running out of air?

Holding your breath stores CO2 and makes you feel like you need to stop after a short distance. Learn to exhale smoothly to start swimming aerobically, making swimming longer distances easier.

Can't catch or feel the water?

Pulling through wide, straight or in an S shape are all ineffective ways of catching the water. Learn how to feel the water, tip your wrist, bend your elbow and push the water backwards in line with your shoulder to engage the large strong muscles in your upper back and ease the strain on your shoulders.  We'll build a propulsive freestyle stroke, which is more efficient and less tiring. 


Kicking with bent knees causes more drag than propulsion. We'll help you kick from the hips to get those legs up so you can swim with less effort.


Did you know even the great sprinter Ian Thorpe only generated 11% propulsion from his powerful leg kick? As beginner swimmers, triathletes and longer distance freestylers we're looking to improve your arm propulsion. We teach a minimal leg kick to help you get your legs up without burning alot of energy. This is economical for distance swimming and helps save your legs for the bike and run.

Interested to find out more or enquire about Private Swimming Lessons instead?

Start learning to swim freestyle once and for all! We can help anyone learn to swim and have helped hundreds of swimmers feel more confident in the water and go on to achieve what they never dreamt possible! Please give us a little bit of background about your swimming/triathlon experience and location so we can direct you to the right coach to help you improve. 

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