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PWSS Open Water

Adults & Experienced Juniors 14yrs and over
Location: Premier Waterski School, Pentney Lakes
Cost: KLTC Members £3.50, others £5

Due to ongoing covid-19 restrictions and to guarantee our members have somewhere safe to swim this year, Premier Waterski School have offered our members a great discount and the chance to swim at any of their own OWS sessions. We will still run our own special coaching and race sessions here as and when we can, but this particular sesions is uncoached and all safety cover is provided by PWSS themselves. You must swim with a tow float.

If you have never swum with us here in the past, the spring-fed lake warms up quickly compared to other lakes and rivers in the area. A standard lap of the lake is 650m but smaller and larger laps are also possible and it is shallow enough to stand up around much of its perimeter (handy if you need a rest). There is also no requirement to swim continuously !

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While there is no need to pre-book these sessions with PWSS, it is always more enjoyable with others and we would encourage you to let others know on our FB pages that you are looking for a swim buddy. Our members don;t normally need much encouragement to go for a swim (expecially if it is at an easy pace). You can also use this even page to see who has prepaid the session on our website.


What will I need?

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

  • Any type of wetsuit (optional but recommended until July).
  • Goggles
  • Swim hat – as brightly coloured as possible.
  • Towel
  • A tow float – the club does have some you can borrow
  • The correct fee
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Do I always need a wetsuit ?

Our own club normally operates the following system and can be used as a guide for these sessions. To give you an idea of what it can feel like early in the season, the cold water from your tap is normally around 12°C.

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 Head Coach

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

Event Properties

Event Date 17-04-2021 8:30 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price £3.50
Location Pentney Lakes
Categories Open Water, Training
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