Wednesday open water swimming takes place from May 3rd (water temperature dependent) to September 2017, 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.
How does open water swimming work?
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.
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 2017 Click Here
To See The Weekly Schedule For Open Water 2017 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. To book call The Endurance Store 01257 251217. The suits are only available for hire on Wednesday evenings, not on Saturday.
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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