Redricks Lake - Open Water SwimmingOpen Water Swimming
Price£12.00 60min session
RG Active are very please to offer everyone the opportunity to gain valuable open water training before your races with organised, coached open water swim sessions at a fantastic venue. These sessions have been running for a number of years now and have grown in popularity with people coming back week after week seeing their confidence grow and their swimming improve.
You can learn the basics of open water swimming from our experienced coaches, train with other people who have exactly the same worries and concerns as you do. Whether it is your first time in a wetsuit, your first time in open water, or you want to learn how to swim front crawl, we can offer you any advice you need, answer any questions you have, demonstrate and explain anything you want to make your fears and worries go away.
For more experienced swimmers we do offer a second group at every session that provides a coached swim session working on technique and fitness to help improve your speed in the water and get you out of the water faster.
We DO NOT have rental wetsuits available at the Redricks Sessions
The Redricks lake swim sessions will take place EVERY Wednesday evening throughout the summer season and Saturday mornings 8.30am.
We offer ‘coached’ sessions at Redricks lake. The ‘coached’ swim sessions are always held on a Wednesday evening. The evening sessions will always start at 7pm.
Check the online booking system to confirm availability and book your place online
The Redricks Lake address – Redricks Lane, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0RL, UK
By Car: The lakes can be reached from the A414 at Eastwick within 5 minutes. Or 10 minutes from junction 10 (Harlow) off the M11.
By Train: The lakes are within walking distance from Harlow Mill station which is only 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, London.
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.
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.
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.
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.