Open Water Swimming

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Pudge    pirate
02/05/2013 at 15:30
Razor51 wrote (see)

Pudge , we swim at Salford Quays when it opens, also gonna try Pennington Flash which is nearer you.

I'd heard that OW swimming at Pennington ought to have started for this year, but was delayed due to the weather?

I practically look out over Preston docks whilst I'm at work, and wonder whether I could get a lunchtime swim in, when the weather warms up a bit!

BluePeter    pirate
02/05/2013 at 16:22

I just registered this week with USWIM, who do the one at salford quays and Boundary park near me. Hoping to get my wettie next week and get to Boundary next Thursday evening for my first one

02/05/2013 at 18:55

I'm willing to swim with anyone in the Nene.  There is a group of us that have been going in all winter and now that the water is warming up there is someone swimming most days.

Would suit anyone in the Cambridge, Peterborough, Bedford sort of area.

02/05/2013 at 19:53

I'm back in the lakes from this weekend. 


I have to do the Quays in Mytchett this weekend  to support a newbie to open water but after that I'm up for Thorpe, they have bacon butties

iron fraggle    pirate
02/05/2013 at 20:05

picking up my new wetsuit on saturday, so will be braving the Tri20 lake nr reading on a regular basis if it's not too cold!

seren nos    pirate
02/05/2013 at 20:47

i have swam in the sea at barry and the chepstow dive centre last week.nothing this week but hopefully get in the taff next week....

WhizKid    pirate
02/05/2013 at 20:48

When you thinking of going too the lake fraggle?

Tired Badger    pirate
02/05/2013 at 21:21

I think I'll be joining you at Bosworth EP, the quarry at dosthill is still only 6 degrees. 

Tired Badger    pirate
02/05/2013 at 21:26

Not this weekend though got the DIT half on Sunday so next Thurs will be my 1st session. Be good to meet up

02/05/2013 at 21:26

Top Barn (near Worcester) awaits me on Saturday morning - shallow so should be warming nicely... but tends to be murky so can't see a blinking thing!!!


Lovely cafe for bacon butties afterwards though (and warm showers)

iron fraggle    pirate
02/05/2013 at 21:30

Jamie, most likely to be a saturday morning, as tuesdays and thursdays are a pain trying to fit it in around No2 son'd diving club sessions.  will post in here

9Iron    pirate
02/05/2013 at 23:20

Pennington Flash delayed again this week until 6th, is there anywhere else around that is open?

03/05/2013 at 07:01

Are any of the South East area lakes open on the Bank Holiday Monday?

Cheerful Dave    pirate
03/05/2013 at 10:21

Thorpe Lake is apparently open this weekend, but I don't think that includes Monday:

Shepperton Lake swimming will open when the lake temperature reaches 12 ºC, website says it's 8.5 right now.

Trogs    pirate
03/05/2013 at 11:44

According to their respective websites Datchet and Heron are both open on Monday; Datchet in the morning, Heron in the evening (I think)

Must get around to soritng out the holes in my wettie

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 11:53
03/05/2013 at 16:22

How can shepperton be that cold?  Nowhere else round here is, I think they just don't want to get up early

Will be at The Quays at 7am tomorrow if anyone else fancies a dip, will try to find my Pirate hat....that might be the challenge.  Failing that I'll be the one with runny nose and puffy eyes thanks to hayfever

03/05/2013 at 16:56

Thanks all. I think Shepperton is cold as it's deep, I shan't be dipping my toes in there.

03/05/2013 at 19:23

If other lakes are warmer than Shepperton then perhaps I'll go to Thorpe next weekend. Bit late for tomorrow and riding Sunday. Then I can get 3 sessions in before Outlaw half. Is that enough?

03/05/2013 at 22:54

I swear exams are always as soon as the weather brightens. I have an exam Tuesday morning so no fun open water trips for me.  

Blisters    pirate
04/05/2013 at 00:35

Seren: You went in at Chepstow? The ice bergs still haven't melted there. It's all dark and deep. I'd be thinking about my 7.5mm semi dry plus 5mm oversuit for that location. You are hard, you.

PM me for further ideas...Schmunks is also getting thoughts about the lakes.

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