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.

Pool swim – Lichfield

Time: 8.00 -9.00pm

Location: Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 7EW 

Cost: Members £5 (£2 – Under 16); Non-members £7 (£3 – Under 16) 

This is a coached session led by Jade O’Sullivan our ASA Level 2 swim coach assisted by one of the Club’s Triathlon coaches. The session is suitable for all abilities.

 

 

 

 

Run session

An interval based session suitable for all abilities. The session will be led by Tim Pepper, a Level 1 Triathlon coach, on tracks and pavements around Burntwood.

Time: 7 – 8pm

Cost: Free to members

Venue: Meet at Burntwood Leisure Centre, High Street, Burntwood, WS7 3XH

Pool Swim – Abbots Bromley

Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm

Location: Abbots Bromley School, Abbots Bromley, Staffs, WS15 3BW

Cost: £3/1 adult/junior members; £5/2 adult/junior non-members

Directions:

From Lichfield – head north on the A515 towards Kings Bromley/Ashbourne. At Seedy Mill turn left onto the B5014 towards Handsacre. In Handsacre turn right onto the A513/B5014 to Abbots Bromley/Uttoxeter (alternatively, stay on the A515 at Seedy Mill, turn left onto the A513 just before Kings Bromley then right onto the B5014 to Abbots Bromley). On entering Abbots Bromley go round a left bend by the Coach & Horses pub and the entry to the pool is on the left just before the zebra crossing.

From Rugeley – leave Rugeley on the B5103 (under the railway bridge by the Yorkshireman pub). Follow the road over Blithfield reservoir and, at the end, turn right for Abbots Bromley. Go through the village and over the zebra crossing. The pool entrance is on the right immediately after the crossing.

NB. The pool is on the opposite side of the road to the main school buildings.

Club Christmas meal and prizegiving – Friday 7th December

Our Club Christmas meal and annual prizegiving has been booked!

Date: Friday 7th December 8pm (meet in the Duke of York for drinks from 7pm)

Venue: Once more we will be returning to Lee Garden in Lichfield who always do us a fantastic meal – you will not go home hungry!
 
Cost: £25 per person (payable in advance). Friends/family all welcome.
 
To book – contact Ann with numbers and any dietary requirements.
To pay – either put your money in an envelope marked with your name and ‘Christmas meal’ or ask me for our bank details and pay by BACS.

Club summer social and BBQ – Mon 27th August

Our Club summer social and BBQ will take place on Monday 27th August (Bank Holiday) at Curborough Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Lichfield – 4.00pm start.

This is a great chance to get to meet your fellow members outside of the swimming pool and (hopefully) with their clothes on! There will be plenty of food – just bring your own drinks – and games for the children plus plenty of space for them to run around. If the weather is bad there’s plenty of room inside too.

Everyone welcome – bring your friends and family. Free to members and under 16s, £5 for all others.