Weedfree OW swimming

There must be somewhere in the SE?

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21/08/2011 at 11:50
Just went for first OW swim this morning at Shepperton in Ferry Lake - beautiful lake, lots of first timers and really nice, friendly organisers.

Managed not to drown or wee in wetsuit (it was far too tight!)although very slow. thanks Mr Happy for recommendation.

Holly - not a weed in sight!

Here is link - first swim free, thereafter £4
21/08/2011 at 17:03
I've just been for a swim in the Serpentine today and it was weed free, although I wouldn't describe it as beautiful - rather just pretty murky. Dorney lake is ok at the mo as well
21/08/2011 at 17:05
Ah Debster - that's good news re Shepperton - we were planning to try there on Wed.
Holly_Golightly    pirate
21/08/2011 at 19:46

Blimey - swimming to 11 on Saturday and Sunday!!!!  That means not crawling out of bed at stooooopid o'clock.

Thanks, debster!  

21/08/2011 at 19:50
How can you not wee in your wet suit....i thought it was compulsary................
21/08/2011 at 20:35
It's so tight i can't even breathe in it! Srsly i have never been able to wear a wetsuit without weeing in it at some point but there just wasn't any room. i swear all my faculties just seized up, lol!

Definitely recommend the lake though. You can run round it too and some energetic peeps were doing a few circuits.

There's biscuits and tea on tap too. Me likey very much.
21/08/2011 at 21:04
Sounds a nice lake Debster - I might give it a go on Wednesday. Thanks.
Dustboy    pirate
21/08/2011 at 22:35
fancy some company soups?
21/08/2011 at 22:40
Even more company? I'm off this week so fancy a cycle there, swim and cycle back!
21/08/2011 at 23:01

Sounds like a party on Wednesday!  Great.

Any more??

Dustboy    pirate
22/08/2011 at 12:00
Do they do cheeseburgers?
22/08/2011 at 21:31
Couldn't see any on Sun morning Dustboy but they obviously hadn't fired up the BBQ at that point

Would love to come on Wednes too but sadly I work until 7/7.30 most days so unlikely to make it. Hope the weather holds for you all.
Dustboy    pirate
23/08/2011 at 00:31
Anyone know the loop sizes? 400M? 1500M?

Will Siggy be able to get up enough speed to tow the water skiers?
23/08/2011 at 15:53
Dusty, you say that as if I'm quick! I'm no quicker than In the Blue or Trogs, who both did a faster time than I did on the Thames swim!!
I hope there aren't any speedboats! The waves are a right pain!
I intend to try out my Pirate kit cycling over and back, weather permitting!
Cheerful Dave    pirate
23/08/2011 at 16:05

Dusty, they have two loops there, 400m and 750m.  No speedboats.

It was a good venue, earlier in the summer when it was quiet.  If you lot are all going that'll change

Edited: 23/08/2011 at 16:07
23/08/2011 at 17:52
Hi CD has Schmunks got hold of you yet?
23/08/2011 at 17:57

read the thread title too quickly and thought it said ' WEEFREE swimming '....

Dustboy    pirate
23/08/2011 at 19:49
You'll be alright then lou, see you there?
23/08/2011 at 19:54
ooo where are we going swimming without weeds or weewee then? yes of course i have to have wee free water...wee wee would ruin my hair....
Bedders..    pirate
23/08/2011 at 20:13
Weedfree and wee wee free? You are asking a lot this time of the season
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