Open Water Swimming.

Where do you swim?

King’s Lynn Triathlon Club currently swim at Pentney Lakes, just outside King’s Lynn.

With clean, non-tidal water, the location offers a perfect place in North West Norfolk to practice your open water swimming in a clean and safe environment.

Pentney Lakes has plenty of car parking available

When do you swim?

We swim on Saturday mornings 9-10 during May then 8-9 June onwards and Wednesday evenings from 6 till 7.00pm. These sessions run from May until the last week of September. However, all this is dependent on the water temperature of course!

Please arrive early, allowing time to change and sign in before the mandatory safety briefing 15 mins before session start.

What’s this fun going to set me back?

It will cost £3 for members and £6 for non members of the club.

What will I need?

You will need the following items to take part in our open water session:swim-banner-front

  • Wetsuit
  • Goggles
  • Swim hat – as brightly coloured as possible.
  • Towel
  • Chillswim – the club does have some you can borrow
  • The correct fee

You must also sign the clubs disclaimer. Without this you will not be able to swim. You can find the disclaimer here

You will also need to sign in and out of the session. This lets us know everyone is back safe and sound!

I’ve heard open water swimming is dangerous

Open Water Swimming can be dangerous if done badly, but don’t let that put you off.

We have qualified coaches, trained first aiders, safety tow floats and kayaks to keep all our swimmers safe.

We will swim shorter circuits to ensure we leave no man behind!

The club is also fully insured.

I’m new to open water swimming – can I swim?

You will need to prove to us that you are a capable swimmer and have a certain level of fitness. Our short course design should ensure that we can keep a variety of swimmers interested.

Triathlon has swims ranging from 250m to several miles and we must cater for all those. Having one 1500m course is too much.

Having a shorter course will allow you to practice turns, be close to other swimmers and never be far from help if needed.

If you can swim 750m in a pool we are sure you can swim with us.

I’m not a member – can I swim?

Yes.

You will need to complete a beginner introduction so we are satisfied you are able to swim with us. Other than that, you will pay slightly more due to the extra insurance costs incurred by us, but you are free to swim.

We aren’t here to make money we are here to improve the quality of open water swimming in West Norfolk.

I don’t know where Pentney Lakes is – help!

Pentney Lakes is situated just outside of King’s Lynn, West Norfolk.

This is the address for the lakes: Pentney Lakes, 25 Pentney Lakes, Pentney, King’s Lynn PE32 1LE

You can also call 01760 444434 if lost

 

Do you like what you see? If you want to know more details why don’t you get in touch?