Welcome to Open Water Swim Coaching by The Endurance Store www.openwaterswimcoaching.com 01257 251217 Open water swimming takes place from May - August, 2015, every Wednesday evening 7.00-8.00pm. The Three Sisters Water Ski Centre www.3sisterswaterski.com is situated 5 minutes from Junction 25 (Wigan) off the M6, the cost for the session is £5 payable on the night (£3 under 16). During each session we operate 3 open water swimming groups ranging from beginners through to elite swimmers and coaches will be on lake side to instruct each group and provide safety cover.
What do I need before I can attend open water swimming? Before you join us at open water swimming you must register in advance. This is totally free and it requires you to provide us with some basic personal information. All of this information is protected and will be used to help us plan the training sessions to the best of our ability. By providing this information you are also preventing the need for time consuming registration processes on the evening of each swim and allow us to start at 7:00pm prompt each evening. The Saturday morning format: Saturday morning is a smaller group / club who focus on long distance swimming. You must be an experienced swimmer with prior experience of cold water. You must also be responsible for your own safety. If you are not experienced, you should join our Wednesday evening session. Saturday mornings will run from April 11th 2015 through to potentially November / December depending upon water temperature. Arrive 8:00am for 8:30am start. TO REGISTER FOR SATURDAY MORNING CLICK HERE (REGISTER ONCE PER YEAR) The Wednesday evening format: The session is delivered very much like a standard triathlon club swimming session. There will be a coach to lead each open water swimming group and the session generally starts with a warm up, continues to a main set and finally a cool down. The novice group focuses on basic open water swimming skills such as sighting, swimming in a straight line and dealing with nerves! The advanced groups are more focused on conditioning with sessions ranging from 2500-3500m per week , with the majority at race pace or faster. All swimmers will be part of a structured session and under the observation of a coach, there is no option for you to enter the water and swim alone. Wednesday evening runs from April 29th to September 2nd 2015, arrive 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. TO REGISTER FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING CLICK HERE (REGISTER ONCE PER YEAR) What are the sessions on Wednesday evening?We have 4 coached groups and a set timetable of sessions on Wednesday evening, you can see the sessions for each week by CLICKING HERE. Saturday morning is not coached groups, the focus is swimming large laps of the lake at steady pace. Can I hire a wetsuit? Wetsuit hire will be available (limited number) and will cost £10 for the evening (WEDNESDAY ONLY). All suits must be booked in advance and will be first come, first serve basis. To book call The Endurance Store 01257 251217. Can I buy a wetsuit? We are the leading open water swim store in the North of England and have a wide range of suits at great prices. There are very few places where you can try wetsuits on before you buy and in our experience, 90% of online wetsuit purchases are the wrong size. Come in and see us, try on the full range and find a suit that fits you and your budget perfectly! CLICK HERE to see the range. How do I get to open water swimming? The location is close to junction 25 M6. You can only exit Junction 25 heading Northbound, if traveling South, go to junction 24, come off and re-join Northbound. To see directions from junction 25 GO HERE Time trial results: Time trials take place every 3 weeks. you do not need to take part in the time trial and record a time, you are welcome to simply complete a long swim, either short or long laps. TT results 13/5/15 TT results 3/6/15 TT results 24/6/15 TT results 15/7/15 TT results 5/8/15