OW swimming in South Wales

Need somewhere to practice as often as possible!!

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25/01/2012 at 08:50
Sorry Cat5, only just seen your post, this morning. I was there, great session for me, finally hitting some decent pace in the pool again. I just dont recognise you from your avitar. I'm out in Lane 6, where abouts are you?
IronCat5    pirate
25/01/2012 at 19:46

So you're one of the fast ones....

Last week I started in 5, and moved to 4. Same sets, but 4 was a tad slower. That was based on total distance covered in the swim (2550). It was still a little fast for me. This week I went in lane 2 based upon my 7-8m/400m time, and it was too slow .

I'll work it out one day. I'm not in Wales next week so it won't be then...

seren nos yn canu    pirate
24/02/2012 at 07:54
Had to go to page 6 to find this because of all the spamming.......#

they tell us the weather has turned warmer....so is anyone up for an early morning swim tomorrow
seren nos yn canu    pirate
13/04/2012 at 20:10
right.its april now.........mid april even and the sun was out today...who is up for a swim in the morning in the Taff
seren nos yn canu    pirate
14/04/2012 at 10:13
i have to admit it..without any sun out today that water was still cold.......did a full lap but was cold at the end
24/04/2012 at 12:04

Afternoon

Is anyone planning on swimming in Porthcawl this Sunday by any chance?  High tide is 11:18.  I really need to get in some OW before Marazion next month!

 OR has anyone swum there recently and has any tips?

Thanks

25/04/2012 at 13:50

Finally got into the water (outdoors) for the 1st time this year. Went over the Bridge to Triopenwater, Bradley Stoke near Bristol. Great little venue, has a 600m marked course. Water quality is good, but cloudy due to the clay. NOT VERY WARM! 10.5 degrees last night. The guy who runsit,  Mike, is very welcoming & encouragin,. costs a fiver, but can swim as long as you like. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thrsday evenings and Saturday & Sunday mornings till 11:30.

A few of us are going back a week Sunday (6 May), thats only 3 weeks before our 10k swim at Eton.

MTri    pirate
25/04/2012 at 14:02
Swam there a few times last year, and can't really fault it. Nice to know that you can stand up just in case, and gave a few newbies a confidence boost.
seren nos yn canu    pirate
25/04/2012 at 14:08
its good there.but gets a little expensive on your own.for petrol and the bridge........

Alan W and myself are swimming in the taff on saturday morning early if anyone wants to join us
MTri    pirate
25/04/2012 at 14:41
I can't make it this Saturday Seren, but I'll be there soon, as I've got a newbie who wants to try out OW swimming before Wimbleball.

Take it careful this weekend, after this recent weather there could be quite a flow, and worse still, run off from fields etc.
IronCat5    pirate
25/04/2012 at 17:09
Seren - have you heard about the BBC Wales interest in OW and wild swimmers? If not let Slugs or I know and we can pass on the details.
seren nos yn canu    pirate
25/04/2012 at 19:17
No..not heard.....would be interested......i love to swim outdoors and would love to find new safe places......

IronCat5    pirate
25/04/2012 at 19:26
PM'd.
30/08/2012 at 21:28

I know it is nearly September, but has anyone been in the Taff, or going there? If September stays warm I may well be up for a session or two ....though I will be pretty much a beginner again....

31/08/2012 at 13:37

Did try the Usk last week. Just above Usk town at the picnic site. 2 of us spent an hour 40, just swimmimg up & down. I wimped out and wore a wettie but my swim buddy braved it without, although she said it was colder than the channel.

Plenty deep enough & a nice strong current to make you work.

I did suffer a bad stomach 48 hours later, but dont know if the water was to blame as Christine was fine.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
31/08/2012 at 14:26

I am willing to swim there......I went a couple of weeks ago with my son and it was warmish.......

never been ill after the Taff and its only 10 mins away..........let me know and i will pick you up

02/09/2012 at 14:02

Of course - I've since realised that I am not around any weekends in September  Carbooting and 10king next week, the week after I'm at my parents... 22nd Sept I might be around in the morning actually, but 29th I'm at my parents again. 

I don't want to hold you back though Seren (plus, if the weather is bad, I will chicken out to avoid having to swim into the flow of the water). If you are up for it though, then I'll drop you a line the week before... and will keep tabs on the weather.....

seren nos yn canu    pirate
07/09/2012 at 18:31

just to say we are swimming in the taff in the morning if anyone is interested


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