This section of the website will provide useful information if you are new to a particular water sport. The checklists provide generic advice on how to get started in an activity, but the GetWET partnership recommends joining a club or using an accredited sports coach or instructor.

They will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to enjoy the activity more, but also to be safe in the water.


  1. Open water swimming - download here

  2. Canoe or kayak touring - download here

  3. Surfing - download here

  4. Sailing - download here