OUR 2019 WETSUITS ARE NOW IN STORE, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST SUIT, OR AN UPGRADE, CALL IN AND SEE US. FOR MORE INFO CALL 01257 251217.
Wednesday open water swimming takes place from May 8th (water temperature dependent - if warm enough we'll start May 1st) to September, every Wednesday evening 7.00-8.00pm. The Three Sisters Water Ski Centre, situated 5 minutes from Junction 25 (Wigan) off the M6, the cost for the session is £5 payable on the night. During each session we operate 4 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.
The minimum age for open water swimming is 12 years of age on the day. PLEASE NOTE - Anyone under the age of 16 is required to use a SWIM FLOAT if they wish to swim, for safety reasons.
How does open water swimming work?
There will be a coach to lead each open water swimming group. The novice group focuses on basic open water swimming skills such as sighting, swimming in a straight line and dealing with nerves. Nick Bennett who leads this group teaches a different aspect of front crawl each week, so it's perfect for those starting out, who need tuition and to build their confidence. You can hire a wetsuit for the night if you want to 'give it a try' for only £10.
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.
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 registration document only needs to be completed once and you must complete it at least 6 hours before your first visit:
To Register For Wednesday Open Water Swimming 2019 Click Here
To See The Weekly Schedule For Open Water 2019 Click Here
Can I hire a wetsuit?
Wetsuit hire will be available (limited number) and will cost £10 for the evening. All suits must be booked in advance and will be first come, first serve basis. Call The Endurance Store on 01257 251217 for more info. The suits are only available for hire on Wednesday evenings, not for events.
How do I get to open water swimming?
The location is close to the centre of Wigan, to view directions GO HERE
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