Strive Swim Life is a community of learners, water lovers and experienced pros who come to train and learn in fun environments. Whatever your level, join our experienced coaches who have developed a unique approach to building positive life-long relationships with the water. 


Learn to swim (Novice)

If you're at the start of your swimming journey, we have two courses for you to choose from, depending on your experience.

STAGE 1: Water Confidence courses for those who've never put their heads in the water run in school holidays. Working in small groups, grow confidence and overcome anxieties to prepare for the next stage.

STAGE 2. Learn Front Crawl courses for those who already swim but have never learnt the art of swimming freestyle - breathing and coordinating your body to swim the most efficient stroke. These courses run on Friday evenings for typically 7 weeks.  

Swim Fitness & Endurance (Intermediate & Advanced)

Weekly sessions combine technique, fitness and endurance, with dedicated coaching. 

Tuesday 6.30am (Technique & Fitness)

Friday 6pm (Technique & Fitness)

Sunday 10am (Technique - suitable for new swimmers graduating from Learn Front Crawl courses)

Sunday 11am (Endurance - suitable for those training for long distances including Paradise Island Swim)

1-2-1 coaching

For those in need of more help and input with their technique and want to work closely with a coach. Suitable for beginners and more advanced swimmers.


Strive has a wealth of experience coaching individuals through their open water journeys. As water babies and nature lovers, we are an accredited Wildlife Safe operator meaning that all of our activities abide by national and local laws on wildlife conservation and disturbance. Expect to learn, discover and experience mini transformations in your wellbeing when you swim with us.


4-week courses for those wanting to dip their toes for the first time. Join small groups of like-minded individuals to build your confidence and understanding of the Guernsey waters.

Courses run throughout the open water season (Jul - September on Monday evenings) and are suitable for those who can already swim breaststroke and / or front crawl for a period of up to 20 mins (including rests at the end of a length)

Fitness & Endurance (non-beginners)

Weekly sessions during the season for sea swimmers wanting to add some structure to their swims and discover some safe, accessible swim journeys. Build fitness, strength and confidence with our welcoming, friendly groups.

In order to join our open water sessions, please get in touch to discuss current experience and identify which sessions are most aappropriate for you.

Sessions take place from June and you can view our 2021 season timetable here.

1-2-1 coaching

Work more closely with a coach in the open water to develop confidence, technique and resilience.