Open Water Swimming Season – 2018

West Reservoir in Stoke Newington are proud to announce that open water sessions and triathlon training will re-commence every Saturday, Sunday and Thursday from Sat 28th April 2018.

2018 - Open Water Swim Inductions:

Open Water Inductions

An induction is intended to ensure you understand the safety aspects and dangers associated with open water swimming. This 25 minute session consists of a classroom based safety and rules talk before changing into your wetsuit (mandatory for all inductees) and entering the water for the acclimatisation phase of the induction. After satisfactory and competent completion, you are entitled to join any of the public sessions. Please click here to book the sessions.

WEEKLY SESSIONS DETAILS

Weekly sessions will run every Thursday (1730hrs to 2000hrs), Saturday & Sundays between 7.30am and 9.30am from Saturday 28th Aril 2018 onwards.

Inductions

All swimmers must complete an induction session before accessing the water.

The induction sessions will run every Saturday between 7.30am and 8.30am. They are approximately 25 minutes long including an open swim session at the end. The induction price is £15.00.

An induction is intended to ensure you understand the safety aspects and dangers associated with open water swimming. This 25 minute session consists of a classroom based safety and rules talk before changing into your wetsuit (mandatory for all inductees) and entering the water for the acclimatisation phase of the induction.

After satisfactory and competent completion, you are entitled to join any of the public sessions.

We have an exemplary water safety team, all of whom have qualifications in Kayaking and the very important SESA (Swim Event Safety Award), on the water during every session to ensure the wellbeing of all swimmers.

Entry Criteria: As you will be in open water not in arms reach of the shore and in a minimum depth of 1.5m, entry requirement is that you are able to swim continuously for 100m without rest. Wetsuits are required to by worn by all for the first two sessions, after which time there will be the option to swim without one. A medical questionnaire will be issued during your first session.

Should you feel you do not wish to disclose this on the form, you are asked to speak with the course tutor or to the lead safety team officer in confidence regarding any condition so that we may ensure your safety.

What to wear: Wetsuits can be hired for one off events or for the season through the following companies: www.trisuithire.com, www.racezone3.com, www.mywetsuithire.co.uk

Cost of entry: for members, upon showing your Better Membership Card - £5.00 upon entry

Non Members - £10.00 upon entry - All Better Membership Customer that have either signed up at West Res or Transfered Memebership to West Res - £0.00 (No Fee)!

You can change your Membership -  ‘Home Centre’ to West Res by calling or emailing

(Better Customer Service – 0203 457 8700) and change it to West Res for free open water swim access.