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Boorg




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Open Water Swimming in Suffolk Reply with quote

Looking around for some suggestions, Iken Cliff (around slack tide), offshore Aldeburgh, Dunwich are suggestions that have been made thus far but looking for other (hopefully lake based) options.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fritton Lake is only just over the border into Norfolk:

http://www.frittonlakeoc.co.uk/open-water-swimming-grid/

Not sure how accessible it is at this time of year though (I think in the "summer" they have multiple sessions throughout the week open to anyone, but in "winter" they have fewer sessions restricted to people who swam the previous summer. Not sure when they decide the seasons change in their two-season calendar!).

Edit: Their Facebook page is much more helpful!

https://www.facebook.com/FrittonLakeOutdoorCentre/posts/1830895363796132

Fritton Lake's summer begins on the 25th of April!

Tuesday's & Thursday's
25th April - 31st August 17.30- 20.00
Saturday's
29th April - 28th October 08.00-10.30

6 a session, or discounts for bulk-buys
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swim off Walberswick in the Summer. There's a group that swim off Felixstowe year round, there is a Facebook group for that. Have also swum off Lowestoft, which was decent as well.

Lakes are in short supply, Fritton as noted in Norfolk, also Tri Farm and Gosfield but both of these over the border in Essex.

Sadly the excellent Alton Water does not open for regular swim, but you can do the Great East Swim there.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Fitso SEALs: Swim Like Phelps Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago you had to watch out for Weils disease at Fritton Lake - don't know if it's still the case.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've raced Fritton lake triathlon since 2012 and never got sick. seems good to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fritton lake is good, swim in there quite a bit in the summer
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the above replies, seems like a mix of sea swimming and Fritton lake is the best plan. There's also a very calm looking shingle lagoon cropped up at Shingle Street recently.
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