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Open water swimming in the west midlands

Does anyone know if there is anywhere/clubs that meet to train in open water in or around the west midlands?
I am fairly new to triathlon and so don't have a great deal of experience swimming in open water.

Cheers

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  • bulletbullet Posts: 115
    Dave ,

    Bosworth Water Park near Nuneaton is open for open water swimming from May until September

    Saturday AM 7 - 9
    Thursday evening 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

    I think i've got the times correct .
  • iadamaiadama Posts: 60
    Bosworth - Saturdays start on April 17th this year, and Thursdays from May 6th.

    There's also Barton Marina near Burton-On-Trent, but I'm not sure what's going on there for OW swimming training; Meynell Valley Hunters ran it last year on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, but it's been mentioned that they're not this year?

    Might also be worth getting in contact with BRAT (Birmingham Running And Triathlon) to find other West Mids OW swimming venues.
  • bathtubbathtub Posts: 280

    There's also Barton Marina near Burton-On-Trent, but I'm not sure what's going on there for OW swimming training; Meynell Valley Hunters ran it last year on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, but it's been mentioned that they're not this year?
    The lake at Barton Marina is now used for fishing so there will be no open water swim training.

    MVH have a new open water swim venue for 2010, I'm sure detail's will be released as soon as everything is finalised.
  • open water swimming details for Market Bosworth Water Trust 2010 are on our website below...


    http://www.spanglefish.com/1485triclub/ ... eid=101411
  • hitman786hitman786 Posts: 37
    Try these:

    Michael Hemmings (Chairman - Technical Open water swimming committee) Tel: 01327 871 242

    Pauline Larke (Committee Administrator)
    Tel: 01772 745 091

    Frances Dalrymple-Smith (The nearest open water referee to Wolverhampton - She'll advise you well)
    Tel: 01246 882 199

    Brian McGuinness (Worcester County Training and Development Officer)
    Tel: 07711 628 722 (email: [email protected])

    Lesley Hill (Regional Director - used to be Midlands RDO, but knows all about open-water swimming in and around the area) (Absolutely gorgeous too!)
    Tel: 01527 517 508
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