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NickB




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:13 am    Post subject: Open Water Swim Locations Reply with quote

Hi

Does anyone know any lakes or rivers near Reading, Berkshire where you can legally practice open water swimming (when the weather improves).

I currently live in Kent and swam at Leybourne Lakes last year but I'll be relocating to Reading in a couple of months.

I can't find anywhere on the net that lists 'legal' open water swim locations, maybe the BTA should put something on their website?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some kind folk responded to the thread I started here:

http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=894

You may want to check out Heron's Lake near Windsor (details
were posted on that thread by drinks)
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NickB




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Doug

I did look for previous posts on this subject but not very hard obviously - doh!

Heron Lake sounds the best for me.

Does anyone know if Dorney Lake near Windsor also hold open water swim sessions outside of the humanrace organised races?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickB wrote:
Does anyone know if Dorney Lake near Windsor also hold open water swim sessions outside of the humanrace organised races?


i notice a certain race organiser has just joined the site... maybe he can comment. Confused
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neil montgomery




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

please note: I am not a race organiser!!

Just found this exciting opportunity to test your open water swimming:

http://www.sportcentric.com/vsite/vnavsite/page/directory/0,10853,5026-147577-164793-nav-list,00.html

ASA site has a few races but no venues for training (although I bet there are opportunities to train where the races are held)

Anyone fancy a 3k in Nottingham on 19th June? No wetsuits so it had better hurry up and become a nice warm summer!
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ed_m




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

neil.. i wasnt talking about you.


one morning when we were doing open water at market bosworth there was a junior open water race about to start as we were getting out...
....these kids doing 1k-3k ish.. without wetsuits! how soft did we feel? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can imagine.

On the terms and conditions section it mentions that you are allowed to apply grease if necessary but reading between the lines you will clearly be looked upon with some disdain for not being disapppointed about the lack of ice......

I'm rethinking that plan to get rid of all my fat reserves...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recollection is that Eton tri club, based in the Windsor area, were running open water swim sessions at the rowing tank used by Human Race for the Eton Sprint series. Steve Horton of that club might be worth talking to but you may have to find a contact number/e-mail address using the club links section of Henry Budgett's triathlon-uk web site. Alternatively, try a Google search. Hope this helps.

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