Weedfree OW swimming

There must be somewhere in the SE?

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Cortina5    pirate
31/08/2011 at 20:46

First proper OW swim. Happy days! I felt a few things in the water, but put it to the back of my mind, in the same part that contained the 'how-deep?" question.

It was good to see Dustboy again.

31/08/2011 at 21:20
Glad you enjoyed it cat5. It never occurs to me to wonder how deep, is that strange or just blind faith?
Dustboy    pirate
31/08/2011 at 21:27
3 X 750M laps. Quite fun but getting nippier now. Even Soupy squealed a bit.

Cat did well and hid any nerves very well. As to felt a few thing in the water, actually, they were feeling you! And as to how deep....I quite enjoyed The Abyss. Would you like one of those wrist typing things then?

Alan W knocked out 3 laps as well.

Next week may be their last evening session due to light issues. Get some in while you can.

31/08/2011 at 22:51

Yep - good session, lovely lake, friendly people but could they heat the water next week please?

sorry I missed you Cat but well done.  The only time I've worried about how deep was in Victoria dock for the Great London Swim with 6 ft walls round the edge. Then I reasoned that anything over 5 ft would be too deep to stand up in so makes no difference.

For the record..... I wasn't feeling anyone in the water.

And there was a classic bit of Dustboy exageration to a bit (BIT) of floating (note floating not growing) weed being a swarm of aqua triffid monsters.  

And I passed the 50m swim test so they must let anyone in.

SE - same time next week?

TheEngineer    pirate
31/08/2011 at 23:05
Soup Dragon wrote (see)

SE - same time next week?


Cortina5    pirate
31/08/2011 at 23:08

I did a 400m then a 750m.I was beyond terrified. I swam so fast I could breathe bilaterally, and my mouth dried up. It was a real effort to slow down, but tried to remember technique, and the last bouy of the 750m went really quick.

My goggles kept misting, and swimming in to the sun I struggled to see the bouys - not that it made any difference. My sighting is terrible.

No worries Soup. I made a move faily rapidly after a shower -  did you go for a pint?

I'll be in Wales next week, but am aiming to swim in the Taff with Seren and Jevans.

Alan W    pirate
01/09/2011 at 09:06
Stunning lake at Shepperton, will definitely be making more use of that next season.  As DB says, 3 laps of the 750, took it quite easy and it felt fine.  No weeds except for the very far section and the guys there are awesome!
01/09/2011 at 14:21
Sorry newbie here (and I mean total newbie to everything Triathlon) but does anyone know if the Shepperton lake will still be open weekend mornings for the next few months?

I plan to do Triathlons next year but thought I would get the Open Water swimming started sooner rather than later and will hopefully pickup a wetsuit in the next couple of weeks.



01/09/2011 at 15:27
Lakes usually close completely mid - late septmeber, it's too dark even in the mornings and then it starts to get cold as well. 
01/09/2011 at 15:36
Thought that might be the case, moving to Kingston area in the next couple of months, so Hampton Lido might have to be my winter solution.
Dustboy    pirate
01/09/2011 at 16:38
They said they were going to keep Shepperton open at weekends as long as they can so a few more weeks by the sound of it.

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