|Here’s where all our informal stuff happens. It’s Lake 1 at Action Watersports (address below), used for various forms of getting wet with the help of an engine for most of the week. The lake is a bit over 600m long or 500m from the jetty to the far end. If your goggles are up to it, you might spot some distance markers on the West bank (no, not in the Middle-East!). The lake is not very deep, so it warms up at a reasonable pace in a reasonable Spring and it tastes a lot better than the sea, though lake-tasting is not endorsed by the management. Goggles should be considered a must-have for open-water swimming and a bright swim cap is a good idea.|
Informal sprint tri’s on: June 14, July 5, Aug 2 and maybe Aug 23(tbc), 2017. Distances are 500m swim, 20k bike to Camber (holiday camp roundabout) and back, 5.2k run. Registration (on the day only, cash only) from 5:30pm, £20 (no concessions for the evening events, sorry), race starts at 7pm.
August 23 race starts at 6:15 with registration from 5pm for light reasons.
New 1k and 2k Swims: Aug 30, 2017. NEW: Swim 500m up the lake to the turn buoy, go around it and swim 500m back to the jetty. For 2k, do it again. Registration (on the day only, cash only) from 5:30pm, £10 (no concessions for the evening events, sorry), starts at 7:00pm.
Night Swim: Aug 30, 2017. New since 2016, a swim in the dark. Swim 500m up the lake to the turn lantern, go around it and swim 500m back to the lights on the jetty. Registration (on the day only, cash only) from 5:30pm, £10 (no concessions for the evening events, sorry), starts at 8:30pm. We said we might do this again – here it is.
Open water swim nights take place in the lake, roughly during British Summer Time, on Tuesdays between 5:30pm and 7pm, and Thursdays between 6:30pm and 8pm. A nominal fee of £6 is charged and you will be asked to sign in for safety reasons. You may want a wet-suit and a swim cap, preferably a bright one so you can be spotted at a distance. A leisure wet-suit can be hired for £5. These are not designed for swimming but I’ve used one several times before I bought a proper swimming version and they are perfectly adequate to find out whether you want to invest in a proper swimming model. Talk to any of the regulars if you want some advice. Goggles should be considered a must-have for open-water swimming. There is always someone on the jetty and a jet ski on hand should anyone get into difficulty but as the regular route up and down the lake is used by everyone we also watch out for each other. “Keep right” is the usual rule unless instructed otherwise.
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