Holborough Lake (Kent)

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03/05/2012 at 13:33
Just got back & passed my assessment & I am now allowed to swim in Openwater )
11 degrees and very clear ......... very tempted to go tomorrow or monday to swim a mile >

Very nice lake and very friendly people ) ....... thanks Slagiatt
Slagiatt    pirate
03/05/2012 at 16:06

Glad you liked it MOK , pretty good set up isnt it .  The free post swim teas are a nice touch.     Dare say i'll see you over there at some point .

They reckon its been as high as 20 degrees in summer !!

03/05/2012 at 16:27
20 degrees in the summer ....... I might take my li-lo
04/05/2012 at 11:55

I went back for a swim today 

1600meters in 34:10 ........  I was very happy with that as I did a bir breaststroke chatting to a friend

Slagiatt    pirate
04/05/2012 at 12:35

Good going !! .. i'd be well happy to get that time,  doing FC , and without chatting  ... i think im probably still closer to 40mins.. need to up my game

< slopes off and realises that he's still shit at swimming >

05/05/2012 at 10:45
Markofkent wrote (see)

I went back for a swim today 

1600meters in 34:10 ........  I was very happy with that as I did a bir breaststroke chatting to a friend

That was meant to say "I was happy as I did a little bit of Breaststroke chatting to a friend" the rest was done FC

I really sruggle to keep going in a straight line tho  

also what is the best way to dry my wetsuit?

 

Slagiatt    pirate
08/05/2012 at 15:49

ah ok... thats not quite so humiliating for me then

I think there are dark forces in that lake that pull you towards the middle .. no matter how many times i sight i still seem to end up left of the buoy and having to dog leg to get around them.  I may have to swim the other way around next time to test this theory.

Havent found a good way to dry the wetsuit yet .. i think probably because someone turned the sun off in the UK.

If i get away from work in time tomorrow i might go and do the splash and dash at leybourne 1500m and 5k  ..  Plan b is for a holborouigh swim if i am gonna miss the 7 oclock start at leybourne

 

21/05/2012 at 21:40

Anyone swimming Wednesday?

Slagiatt    pirate
22/05/2012 at 10:03

Hi FF, hoping to get there again on Weds eve.. will give you a call and confirm if i am and can pick you up on the way if you want.  

22/05/2012 at 21:35

Sounds like a plan mate, await your call.

24/05/2012 at 13:53

16 degrees in the lake @ 10am today

Slagiatt    pirate
24/05/2012 at 14:27

yep .. was 16 last night as well ... lovely .. apart from that bit above the van that was still chuffing cold .

24/05/2012 at 14:38

 it still freaks me out going over the small boat 

 

where is the van?

Slagiatt    pirate
24/05/2012 at 15:00

ah perhaps it is  the boat ?   Swimming anticlockwise then between buoys 4 and 1 .. about halfway between buoy 4 and the aluminium boat thats normally moored there . Had assumed it was the transit as there is one of those sunk in there as well ,   .. will have to stop and take a propper look next time.

There is a snooker table over towards buoy 3 apparently ...random.

 

Golden Boots    pirate
24/05/2012 at 16:18
Slagiatt wrote (see)

ah perhaps it is  the boat ?   Swimming anticlockwise then between buoys 4 and 1 .. about halfway between buoy 4 and the aluminium boat thats normally moored there . Had assumed it was the transit as there is one of those sunk in there as well ,   .. will have to stop and take a propper look next time.

There is a snooker table over towards buoy 3 apparently ...random.

 

No idea where you guys are swimming but it sounds like some council estate canal...give me Heron lake anyday!!

Slagiatt    pirate
24/05/2012 at 16:36

its all stuff thats been deliberatelty scuttled to give the divers something to amuse themselves down there. There is also a trapeze ??

purpletrilady    pirate
24/05/2012 at 18:59

I was at leybourne tonight, lovely and warm 

Slagiatt    pirate
30/05/2012 at 23:34

Blimey it was warm in there tonight .. thermometer showing above 20 !

01/06/2012 at 19:36

good swimming in the lake today 1500 meters in 29:02 .......... I have another 1 mile swim on Sunday at a lake in Dartford 

 

still 18 @ 10am 

03/06/2012 at 18:47
I have in the last week passed my swim assessment at Leybourne and swam there again later in the week. However, I was the only one in the water as I got there at opening time so it felt a little eerie!
I am hoping to swim regularly on a saturday morning if there is anyone else who does 'the loop' just so as not be on my own.

Would my swim assessment at Leybourne transfer to Holborough Lakes to also be able to swim there?

Cheers ????
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