OPEN WATER TRAINING SESSIONS-FRESHWATER AND SEA SWIMMING

Known as the POND Lower Lakes is probably one of the best fresh water swimming venues in the South West
Known as the POND Lower Lakes is probably one of the best fresh water swimming venues in the South West

OPEN WATER SWIMMING - LOWER LAKES

This Monday evening session starts on May Bank Holiday and continues through to the beginning of September depending on weather and water temperature. The mandatory safety brief is at 1845 with the organised swim session starts at 1900. These times slip as the nights draw in and will be announced.  It is a club members only swim you can turn up there is no need to book. Early swims (to get the longer distance in) can be arranged with the session leader via email. The swim is a 400m swim around a circuit.

The route is marked with buoys. There are sessions for novices, improvers designed to introduce swimmers to the art and science of open water swimming as well as experienced open water swimmers. It is a wet suit swim unless otherwise indicated by the session leader and bright swim hats are mandatory. The cost per session is £2. Be self sufficient, as there are no facilities on site. There is plenty of parking available.

This is a coached session.

Training is delivered and overseen by a BTF qualified coach, having carried out appropriate RA and attendance register. Participants must be current club members guests are allowed to swim in accordance with BTF guidelines and are insured through the Club’s Liability Insurance. These sessions appear on the club’s website and training calendar as regularly recurring club sessions, and in the event of the usual coach being unavailable a cover coach will be sought in order to ensure continuity. Youths and juniors can swim from the age of 14years as at the 31st December of this year. If younger than this it is to be by arrangement with the session leader. 

How To get there:

GPS:TA5 2BQ Lower Lakes Straight Drove Chilton Trinity Bridgwater

Off the M5 Junc 23 north of Bridgwater onto the A38 heading towards Bridgwater. Turn right in front of Matalan Store by the VW garage on the right. At the traffic lights by the Riders Bike Shop turn right. Over the bridge on the River Parrett at the lights turn right towards Chilton Trinity. Pass the school on the left into Chilton Trinity. Passing the new Redrow Homes on right there is a sharp bend. Directly after the bend is a turning to the right into Straight Drove (Signed as a dead end). Pass two fishinglakes “TrinityLakes”Lower Lake is on the right approx 200m from the junction.

The finale to the season with be a club aquathlon at the end of August, 

LYME REGIS SEA SWIM

Friday night swims - Meet on the sandy beach below Marine Parade there from 6.30pm. 

Sunday afternoon swims - Meet on the sandy beach below Marine Parade there from 3.30pm.

This is an organised session

These are one-off/infrequently recurring training sessions, organised by the membership and advertised though the member’s social networks. They are not formally led or guided and may be open to non-members. Participants are not insured by the Club whilst taking part in training of this nature and are advised to take out individual membership of British Triathlon so that they are covered in the event of an incident whilst training outside of Club coached or Led sessions. These sessions could appear on the Clubs website or Calendar but generally will be discussed on the Club’s Members page on Facebook and/or informally between individuals.  They should be considered a social gathering. 

The main swim area is marked by a line of yellow buoys of approximately 600 metres in length, ideal for sighting or distance markers. Sea conditions in the summer can vary from flat calm, choppy and sometimes moderately rough - great swimming experience in a variety of conditions.

There is plenty of parking available in town - nearest car park is Monmouth Beach car park alternatively Holmbush Car Park is at the top of Cobb Road. This is an non coached session and FREE - all welcome.

OPEN WATER SWIM RUN SESSION AT CLEVEDON MARINE LAKE

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/marine+lake/@51.435992,-2.868032,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x24dd63abee9a0df2

Every Thursday from 4th May – 14th September

This is an organised session

These are one-off/infrequently recurring training sessions, organised by the membership and advertised though the member’s social networks. They are not formally led or guided and may be open to non-members. Participants are not insured by the Club whilst taking part in training of this nature and are advised to take out individual membership of British Triathlon so that they are covered in the event of an incident whilst training outside of Club coached or Led sessions. These sessions could appear on the Clubs website or Calendar but generally will be discussed on the Club’s Members page on Facebook and/or informally between individuals.  They should be considered a social gathering. 

This is a recently restored Marine lake, filled with sea water. The charity responsible for the restoration are called MARLENS – their website can be found here http://www.marlens.org.uk/ You may also want to look at CLASS the Clevedon Lake and Sea Swimmers facebook page found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/569145603211675/

The session is planned to start from 6:30pm and will last about one hour. Club members can join in later if work prevents them from getting there by this time.

In addition at 7:30 pm there is also the opportunity to take part in an  interval based run session in the small park which is next to the lake. There are a number of facilities next to the lake that include toilets, a pub (that welcomes lake swimmers and does food) café, amusements arcade and a fish and chip shop.

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