We regret to announce that we are cancelling our next aquathlon which was due to take place on Sunday 21st March 2021. Everyone who has already entered will be hearing from us shortly.
Our next race will hopefully be scheduled for early November. A further announcement will be made once details have been finalised.
Hopefully we will see you all there!
This week we are introducing our new challenge – the BTC Christmas and New Year Bingo Challenge! This will run from December 1st to 10th January at which point we will hopefully be close to restarting swim sessions.
Attached here you will find a bingo card listing a range of challenges and hopefully plenty that everyone can do. There’s no swimming, as pools are a bit of an unknown quantity right now, but plenty of running and cycling plus a few other things. If you can’t run then walk or run/walk and, if there’s anything else you need to adapt to your circumstances, then go ahead.
You can complete as many challenges as you like in one day and challenges can be combined (eg. cycle a new route in fancy dress).
Then, all you need to do is post your achievements (with a running total) on our Club Facebook page or Twitter feed or email to Ann or Charlotte
Everyone completing a line (horizontal or vertical) will be entered in our Hall of Fame. Anyone completing the whole card will be put in a prize draw with the chance to win a bulk pack of loo rolls or other glittering prize!
Just remember to stay safe, don’t break any government guidelines and HAVE FUN!
PLEASE READ THE GUIDANCE IN THE SWIMMING – RETURN TO PLAY PAGE BEFORE BOOKING AND ATTENDING YOUR FIRST SESSION. SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY ONLY OPEN TO ADULT MEMBERS.
MONDAY SWIM – Book your Monday swim session here (the latest session will become available a few days before it is due to run).
FRIDAY SWIM – Book your Friday swim session here (the latest session will become available a few days before it is due to run).
Health Screening (Adults) – to be completed by all swimmers before taking art in their first session.
Risk Awareness Declaration (Adults) – to be completed by all swimmers before taking part in their first session.
The BTF have now extended the ban on Club sessions until June 30th which means it will be a long time until we can train together again.
In the meantime we will be publishing session plans for you to do at home and providing links to other sources providing free workouts. These will appear weekly on our Facebook page and by email , or you can find the whole lot on the Home Workouts page of this website – it’s under Training.
Have fun and stay safe!
Sadly, yesterday we received an email from British Triathlon instructing Clubs to stop all organised training sessions so, as of today all Club sessions and meetings are cancelled until further notice. This is disappointing but hardly surprising in the current circumstances.
The government have emphasised that it is still important to exercise where possible so, to help you all, we are hoping to publish sessions that you can follow at home but this will take a few days to set up so bear with us.
The final results for last weekend’s race are now on the Results part of the Aquathlon page of this website.
Entries are open for our next race on Sunday 1st November at Entry Central
See you there!
Thank you for entering Burntwood Spring Aquathlon.
The final start list for the race can be viewed here. Due to a large number of later entries there have been a few minor changes to start times in the adult/youth race but only by a few minutes.
Race Details including FAQs can be viewed here. We advise all entrants to read this before arriving at the race.
Day Memberships – non-BTF members can view their BTF day memberships for the race here. There is no need to download this unless you have a problem.
Under 16s – if any under 16s will be attending the race without a parent, they need to bring with them a copy of an Event Consent form signed by a parent or guardian. They will not be allowed to race without this form which can be downloaded here.
Photography – if you wish to take photographs or record videos at the event, including on mobile phones, please download a copy of the Photography Consent here and bring it with you to registration on race morning. Please note that no photography of any kind is allowed in the pool area (including changing rooms) and in transition.
Swim hats – as usual we will be re-using swim hats throughout the race. These will be washed between uses but you are welcome to wear your own hat underneath if you wish.
Lap counting – we will have marshals to help with counting laps on the swim and run, however please note that it is the competitor’s responsibility to make sure they complete the correct distance. Please make sure you know the distance and number of laps you will be completing before you start!
Finally, registration will be open from 0745 on race morning and will remain open throughout the race. Please make sure you register in good time and are ready on poolside 10 minutes before your swim time where you will be briefed on the race. BTF members – please remember to bring your BTF card with you to registration! Without it you will need to pay for a day licence.
See you on Sunday!
The Club Annual General Meeting which was due to be held on Wednesday 25th March has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.
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.