I will soon be relocating to the stoke on trent area and was wondering if there are any open water venues for swim training .
Also what tri clubs are available in the staffs area ?
I've actually just moved from Staffordshire, so know a few spots!
Your nearest club is Newcastle Staffs Tri Club, other clubs fairly close by are Stafford and Burntwood.
Newcastle hold OW swims at Astbury Mere on Wednesday nights (Congleton, 20min drive from Stoke centre) and Stafford at Blithfield Resovoir on Thursdays (35min drive). I would also recommend Lavender Patch lake in Derbyshire (30min drive) which is ran through Meynell Valley Hunters on a Saturday morning (you can swim as a non-member)
Hope this helps!
Your nearest certified open water venue appears to be QE2 Country Park Lake in Ashington, which is 20 miles from Newcastle. The sessions are ran through VO2 Max Racing Events on Thursday evenings: