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West Midlands Open Water Venues

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Are you wondering where to swim in open water this year within the West Midlands? Look no further!

Many of us are now in preperation for the open water events and looking for somewhere to train. 

If you are wondering where to swim within the West Midlands, look no further. Below is a list of our approved venues. 

Cliff Lakes

Venue:

Cliff Lakes run two open water swimming courses on the middle lake providing sheltered calm waters giving you one of the best swimming experiences. A 500m and 1000m course accommodates all swimmers whether you’re winding down from a busy day, training for that big race or a new comer and have never swam open water before. With excellent safety procedures, facilities and clean waters it’s a great venue to take the plunge.

Times:

 

Monday 17:30 - 19:30

Thursday 17:30 - 19:30

Saturday 07:00 - 10:30

 

Cost:

 

The venue use the NOWCA safety wristband system, using this chipped wristband we are able to access your emergency information immediately, making swim payments easier, emails you your time and distane swam, enables you to participate in our weekly lake swim race and allows juniors as young as 8yrs to swim.

 

Purchase your band online for £10 using the Swimming Sign Up button above. You will recieve a confirmation email and your band will be ready for collection at Cliff Lakes Multisports reception when you arrive for your first swim. Your band will be yours to keep from April - October.

 

Address:

 

Cliff Lakes

Tamworth rd

Tamworth

B78 2DL

 

Contact Susi on 07896 044957 or email info@clifflakes.com for more information. You can also access their website

 

Chasewater

 

Venue:

 

Chasewater have a club house, licensed bar, cafe, toilets, changing rooms, hot showers, parking and a 5K running/cycle track within the park. The venue also provide Wet Suit Hire services.

All welcome whether your an experinced swimmer or this is your first open water experience.  

 

Times:

 

Thursday 18.00-20.00

Saturday 7.30-9.00

 

Cost:

 

The venue use the NOWCA safety wristband system, using this chipped wristband we are able to access your emergency information immediately, making swim payments easier, emails you your time and distane swam, enables you to participate in our weekly lake swim race.

 

Purchase your band online for £10 using the Swimming Sign Up button above. You will recieve a confirmation email and your band will be ready for collection at Chaseater reception when you arrive for your first swim. Your band will be yours to keep from April - October. You will then just pay £5 for every session. 

 

Address:

 

Chasewater Country Park

Pool Road

WS8 7NL 

 

Contact Martin at martinhanslow@me.com for more information or go to the venues facebook page

 

Blithfield

 

Venue:

 

Stafford Triathlon Club have  exclusive access to this great facility at Blithfield Reservoir with excellent changing facilities and warm showers as well as the bar being open for some of the time post swim, ideal for looking out over the reservoir and socialising with other swimmers.

 

There is a code of conduct which you will need to read and make sure you abide by this, as it is the minimum standard we expect everyone to adhere to, whilst at Blithfield.

 

All members and non members must print out a copy of the declaration form, sign it and bring it along with you the first time you swim, this can be downloaded by here.

 

Times:

 

Thursday 18.00-19.30

 

Cost:

 

Each session costs £3 for current members of Stafford Triathlon Club. Non members are welcome, all of the above conditions apply and the cost is £5. 

 

Address:

 

Blithfield Reservoir

Waters Rd

Rugeley 

WS15 3DU

 

For more information about the club and swims, please click here

 

Ragley Hall

 

Venue:

 

Evesham Vale Triathletes are very pleased to invite you] to this wonderful opportunity to use Ragley Hall's Lake for open water swimming. Stunning views with great facilities. Perect for all levels of fitness. Adults and juniors. EVERYONE will need to have filled in a registration form before swimming so we can ensure that we have the latest details in the unlikely case of an emergency

 

Times:

Opens from the 17th May

 

Tuesday 18.00-20.00

Sunday 7.30-9.30 - closed on 22nd May due to The Phoniex Sprint

 

Cost:

 

Cost per swim is £6 and £4 for Evesham Vale Triathlon Club Members. You must ensure we have your form on your first visit and that you sign in and out after that at subsequent. Swimmers from 8-16yrs must sign an additional consent for by parent or guardian and read the advice given.

 

Address:

 

Ragley Hall

Alcester

Warwickshire

B49 5NJ

 

For more information about the club and swims, please click here

 

Netherton

 

Venue:

 

Netherton Reservoir Open Water Swimming is brought to you by Warley WASPS Triathlon Club and Cliff Lakes manager, Susi Quill. 

Great for all levels of fitness and anyone new to open water swimming. 

The venue offers wetsuit hire & sales, free hot drinks, showers and changing room, clubhouse & a classroom.There are two open water swimming courses; A 500m and 1000m course which accommodates all swimmers whether you’re winding down from a busy day, training for that big race or a new comer and have never swam open water before. 

 

Times:

 

Monday 18.00-20.00

Saturday 7.00-9.00

 

Costs:

 

£5 per swim. Users must register at nowca for a Swim Band which costs £10 per year. When registering please select Dudley Open Water as your swim band collection point.

 

Address:

 

Lodge Farm Reservoir, Highbridge Road, 

Netherton

Dudley 

West Midlands

DY2 0HL

 

For more information about the club and swims, please contact Heather at warleywaspstriathlon@gmail.com  or click here to check out the clubs facebook page. 

 

Sandwell Valley - Swan Pool

 

Venue:

 

Oldbury Tri Club would like to welcome anyone wishing to partcipate in open water swimming. 

Wetsuit hire will be available. You do need to be a Triathlon England member to swim at Swan Pool. 

You will need to contact the club through facebook if you wish to come along. 

 

Times:

 

Monday 18.30-20.00

Sunday 8.30-10.00

 

Address:

 

Park Lane 

West Bromwich

B713SX

 

Please contact Jo at the club by clicking here to find out more information. 

 

 

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