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Open Water Swimming

Adults & Experienced Juniors 14yrs and over
Day/Time:Saturday Mornings 08:00 - 09:30, Safety briefing is at 08:20 and is compulsory for all swimmers and we start swimming at 08:30.
Cost: KLTC Members £3, non Members £5

Our Open Water Swimming sessions are generally uncoached however we are happy to offer advise and support so please ask.

All swimmers are expected to be able to swim at least 750m non stop.

We take your safety very seriously and therefore require anyone who wants to swim to attend the safety briefing (everytime) before they swim, If you have never swim in open water before please speak to the swim manager when you arrive and we will ensure that you are provided with some support.

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The water is non-tidal and there is very little current due it being a relief channel, which also means you are never too far from the bank. It is an ideal venue for both novice and experience open water swimmers


What will I need?

You will need the following items to take part in our open water session:

  • Any type of wetsuit (roughly until July).
  • Goggles
  • Swim hat – as brightly coloured as possible.
  • Towel
  • Chillswim – the club does have some you can borrow
  • The correct fee
  • To have signed the club's OWS disclaimer, available on the day or here PDF 24
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Entry to the water is at 0830 and everyone needs to be out by 0930 to allow for us to vacate the changing facilities before the sailing club arrive for their own session. Don't worry, you don't need to swim for the whole session if you don't want to.

Do I always need a wetsuit ?

The club operates the following system:

Below 11°C Session Cancelled
11°C- 14°C Wetsuit compulsory for everyone

14°C - 18°C 


Wetsuits compulsory, except for
experienced cold water swimmers
with agreement from the Swim Manager

above 18°C Wetsuits optional
24°C and Above No wetsuits



Event Properties

Event Date 21-09-2019 8:00 am
Capacity 25
Individual Price £3 members (£5 non-members)
Location Ouse Amateur Sailing Club
Categories Open Water, Training
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