The following training sessions at St Andrews Lakes are for swimmers aged 2007 and older who intend to compete in open water events this summer
(Kent OW / SER OW / National OW Championships, Great Swims or Henley, etc.)
(Our open water racing events info page is here: link)
Training – Sun 2nd June 2019 – Register as below,  pay on day at venue
Inductions and/or training – more info follows on below pics
Training – Sun 16th June 2019 – Register as below,  pay on day at venue
Inductions and/or training – more info follows on below pics
Training – Sun 7th July 2019 – Register as below,  pay on day at venue
Inductions and/or training – more info follows on below pics

Thanet Swim Club Open Water Training Events
Entries: 
This is becoming an increasingly popular event, because of this entry numbers are now strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis, reserve a place for your swimmer by emailing karen@crabtree.com stating: name of swimmer, year of birth, squad, sessions interested in, and any 800 / 1500m time (if they have them).  Costs: £15 for swimmers needing their first induction and £5 for subsequent training sessions. Payments to be made in cash on the day.
Location:  St Andrews Diving Formby Rd, Halling, Kent, ME2 1HP. 

This is a brand new venue, so details are still being confirmed with the venue team.  Please arrive between 12:00 and 12:15, so we can complete paperwork and ‘suiting up’. Intention is for safety and skills briefing and safety swims commencing from 13:00.
Facilities on site to be confirmed.
Coaching:  We do not have an open water coach, but our experienced OW youth swimmers are on hand to give advice both in and out of the water.
Health & Safety: All swimmers will be required to complete a one-off open water induction before they will be allowed to swim for the first time (induction swim charge £15).  This is for health and safety reasons and is compulsory.
A parent, guardian or nominee must remain on site for the duration of the session.
Equiment: Wetsuits are recommended for our training sessions (they may be compulsory at this venue, we are awaiting confirmation from venue team). PPlan for the session:
(1) OW safety and skills briefing
(2) Acclimatisation / induction swim
(3) OW skills clinic
(4) Race distance time-trials
We will hold distance time-trials aligned with the 2019 Swim England event distances (see below). All swimmers in attendance will be expected to attempt to swim the following distances at race pace:

12-13 years: 2km  |  14-15 years: 3km  |  16-18 years: 5km.
Participating Masters swimmers may swim any distance they prefer.


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