Ham Lake Just Swim - Open Water Swim TrainingOpen Water Swimming

Price£5.00 90mins available

AbilityAll abilities

WhenTues 6am most weeks
May - September

Open water swimming is growing in popularity at Ham Lake with our ‘Just Swim’ session for those who simply want to get in and swim to gain a bit of time in your wetsuit and distance training.

While our coaches will be there to take registration and manage the safety of the session this is NOT A COACHED session and you are free to swim as much or as little as you would like during the 90 minute time frame.

Entry will not be permitted to the water 15 mins before the lake is due to close

Please note:

If you’re new to open water swimming we recommend you start with one of our coached sessions to get you started.

We do have a selection of rental wetsuits on site, costing £10 per sessions payable in CASH ONLY.

The Ham lake ‘Just Swim’ sessions take place regularly throughout the summer season on Tuesday mornings.

The Ham Lake venue is tidal which means the water level is sometimes too low to swim, please check in our online booking system that the session is available.

The lake is open for 90mins from the specified start time and allow swimmers to be in the water for as long as they desire within the 90min window.

The open water swimming sessions at Ham lake start at the beginning of May and this decision is made based on the water temperature. The sessions end at the beginning of October each season and this decision is again made due to water temperature.

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The address details for your Sat Nav are Thames Young Mariners, Ham Fields, Riverside Drive, Richmond, TW10 7RX, UK

The closest train stations are Teddington and Richmond.

There are toilet and shower facilities at the venue.

There is ample parking for cars and safe places to lock and store bicycles whilst you swim.

Click here for more details on getting to Ham Lake

We do have a selection of rental wetsuits on site, costing £10 per sessions payable in CASH ONLY.

The equipment you will require to participate in the session is:

WETSUIT – Ideally a swimming specific wetsuit. All the RG Active coaches will be on hand to offer wetsuit advice.

GOGGLES – We do have a selection of goggles available to purchase at every session.

LUBRICANT – used to prevent chaffing from your wetsuit around your neck. A non-petroleum based lubricant is best as it will not damage your wetsuit. We do have sports specific lubricant available to purchase at every session.

SWIM COSTUME or TRI-SUIT – Worn under your wetsuit. This is very important for those of you wanting to practise getting your wetsuit off after the session!

SWIM CAP – We request you wear a brightly coloured swim hat to enable our coaches to see all of the swimmers easily when in the water. We do have a selection of swim caps available to purchase at every session.

CLOTHES and TOWEL – There are changing facilities at the venue and changing rooms so you can dry yourself and warm up after the sessions.

FOOD and DRINK – The sessions are one hour in duration and we always recommend having something to eat and drink after the session to refuel yourselves.

We do have a small selection of rental wetsuits available at Ham Lake.

Cost is £10 per session payable in CASH ONLY.

 

 

Price£5.00 90mins available

AbilityAll abilities

WhenTues 6am most weeks
May - September

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