Need somewhere to practice as often as possible!!
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...
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?
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.
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....
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.
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
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.....
just to say we are swimming in the taff in the morning if anyone is interested
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