SWIM SKILLS AT BLENHEIM PALACE

Date: Saturday 31st July 2021,10am – 1pm
Saturday 31st July 2021 2pm – 5pm
Price: £79pp

CASSIE PATTEN’S FRONT CRAWL WORKSHOPS AT BLENHEIM PALACE

Cassie Patten Olympic Swimmer

 

We are hugely excited to be teaming up with Cassie Patten and Blenheim Palace to bring you these unique SwimQuest skills workshops. What better way to spend a day than to brush up on open water skills in one of Britain’s most spectacular venues, taught by one of Britain’s top athletes?

Choose from the morning or afternoon session, allowing you time to explore the stunning gardens and grounds too.

Your place (£79pp) will include:

  • Either the morning (10am – 1pm) or the afternoon (2pm – 5pm) swimming workshop
  • Light refreshments (you are also welcome to purchase lunch in one of Blenheim’s cafes / restaurants before or after your session)
  • A Blenheim Park & Gardens ticket

This is an invaluable opportunity to brush up your front crawl technique with advice from Olympic Open Water Medallist Cassie Patten. Cassie is hugely skilled at breaking down the front crawl stroke into 4 easy-to-digest parts. The first half of the session will be a land-based seminar, in which Cassie explains her approach to the stroke, how to break it down for yourself and build it back up again.

In the second half of this session, you will be given the opportunity to put your new movements and knowledge into practice with exclusive access to Blenheim’s beuatiful lake as we split into groups and try out Cassie’s tips.

This session is suitable for all ability levels, however we advise you should have some open water experience and be able to swim 100m comfortably without stopping (in any stroke). The group will be divided into ability groups.

VENUE:

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP
Free parking is available at the venue.

TIMINGs for morning session

10am Welcome, teas, coffees and introduction
10.30am Front crawl seminar delivered by Cassie Patten
11.45-12.45pm Open water skills, divided into groups with the opportunity to put new skills into practice in the water, supervised by SwimQuest guides and Cassie
1pm onwards – time to grab lunch, a chat and a post swim drink at one of the on-site cafes, and spend the afternoon at lesiure exploring Blenheim’s parks & gardens.

TIMINGs for AFTERNOON SESSION

From 10am – arrive at Blenheim and spend the morning exploring the park & gardens, grab lunch at one of Blenheim’s cafes before joining the afternoon session:
2pm
 Welcome, teas, coffees and introduction
2.30pm Front crawl seminar delivered by Cassie Patten
3.45-4.45pm Open water skills, divided into groups with the opportunity to put new skills into practice in the water, supervised by SwimQuest guides and Cassie

TO BOOK:

Please fill in the booking form at the bottom of this page, following which, Charlotte will be in touch with a link to pay for your session.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Swimwear
  • Goggles
  • Swim hat
  • Wetsuit (optional)
  • Towel

ABOUT CASSIE:

In addition to winning bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cassie is a double world silver medallist and cup winner and European Champion. Since retiring Cassie coaches others to swim, alongside a career as a sports commentator. 

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