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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 ? 


  • robevansonrobevanson Posts: 12
    Not sure if there's one closer, but Boundary Park operate open water sessions Thursday night and Sunday morning. They are just north of Holmes Chapel.

    I went for my first session Thursday, ??8 for a none member we'll run and fairly busy despite the water being a little chilly.
  • Jack SextyJack Sexty Posts: 6

    Hi there,

    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!

    Jack, 220

  • hi i am taking part in the great north swim and would like to do some open water training can anyone recommend any place close by please, i live in tyne and wear.


  • Jack SextyJack Sexty Posts: 6

    Hi Nicola,

    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:


    Hope this helps!

    Jack, 220

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