Blithfield – Open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm (8pm when light permits)

Location: Blithfield Sailing Club, Blithfield Reservoir, Waters Lane, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3DU

Cost: £5

Session organised by Stafford Tri Club (www.staffordtri.net).

All swimmers must sign a declaration before swimming for the first time. This can be found on the Stafford Tri Club website.

This is a very large, deep lake. It can be rough and very cold so only recommended for more experienced swimmers. The marked swim course is 800m long. Showers and changing facilities available.

Market Bosworth – Open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: Thursday 5.30-8.00pm; Saturday 7-9am

Cost: £5

All swimmers must register with NOWCA before swimming for the first time.

Free parking for swimmers. Changing facilities + showers available.

For more information visit the Bosworth Water Park website.

Location: Bosworth Water Trust, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV13 6PD

Barton Marina – open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: Wednesday 5.45 – 7.30pm; Saturday 8.30 – 10.30am

Location: Barton Marina, Barton Turn, Barton under Needwood, DE13 8DZ. Swimming is in the small lake on the right as you enter the marina.

Cost: £5 adults; £3 juniors & students with ID

Session organised by Derby Triathlon Club. Download and sign a declaration form from the Derby Tri Club website before swimming for the first time.

No showers or changing facilities. Toilets, shops and cafe nearby at the marina.

The Lavender Patch – Open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm; Saturday 9.30 -11.30am

Location: The Lavender Patch, Hall Croft Farm, Hilton, DE65 5FZ

Cost: £5

Session organised by MVH Tri Club Download a declaration form before swimming for the first time.

No showers or changing facilities.

Location: Hall Croft Farm, Hilton, DE65 5FZ

 

Cliff Lakes – Open water swim

Open water swim session

Time: Mon & Thur 5.30pm to dusk; Sat & Sun 8.00 – 11.00am (may vary early/late in season)

Location: West Midlands Water Ski Centre, Tamworth Road, Cliff, Warwickshire, B78 2DL

Cost: £5

Swimmers must register with NOWCA before swimming for the first time.

Showers and changing facilities available.

Confidence sessions and 1-2-1 available.

For more details visit their website or ring 07588 395792.

Run session

An interval based session suitable for all abilities. The session will be coached by Ann Brooks, a Level 2 Triathlon coach, on tracks and grass around Stowe Pool in Lichfield. Meet in the Cross Keys carpark adjacent to the park.

Time: 7 – 8pm

Cost: Free to members

Venue: Cross Keys carpark, Lichfield, WS13 6DW

Bank Holiday swim – May

For the two Bank Holidays this May, while the Friary pool is shut, we have arranged to swim at Abbots Bromley School. The sessions will be coached as usual. Please note the slightly earlier start time!

Dates: Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May

Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: £5 (members)

Venue: Abbots Bromley School, High Street, Abbots Bromley, WS15 3BW

For those who haven’t been before the pool is on the opposite side of the road to the Coach & Horses pub. The entrance drive is through a wall between the pub and the zebra crossing. As you enter the pool will be on your right.

Cycle Time Trials

Dates: 24th April, 15th May, 5th June, 10th and 24th July, 7th August

Time: 19.00

Cost: Free

Start: Opposite New Buildings Farm just outside Kings Bromley on the A513 Alrewas road. There is limited parking in the farm yard – please be careful not to obstruct access.

Route: We will be using an 8 mile circular route. A route description can be found at https://www.maps.ie/map-my-route/viewMap.php?route=85026

Rules:

  • Everyone taking part must wear a helmet.
  • The session will be on public roads so traffic will take priority and the Highway Code will apply.
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the session.
  • This session will not be covered by Club insurance. Members take part entirely at their own risk.