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London Aquatic Centre - Sunday Morning Swims

Added on by Thomas Harris.

Some great news just hot off the press – we have managed to secure two lanes at the 50 metre pool in the London Aquatic Centre (Stratford) on Sunday mornings from 09:00 to 10:00.  The sessions will start from Sunday 22nd June (so NOT this Sunday).

A few important points:

  • The sessions will be open to all main club swimmers in groups 1,2,3 or 4
  • It is likely that almost all of these sessions will need to be coached from the water (and a set will be e-mailed to one of the swimmers ahead of time)
  • We will carefully monitor the popularity of this slot; in particular, whether or not the slot in any way relieves the busyness at any of our other swimming sessions
  • At the moment, we have booked this session across most of this summer.  We will take stock when we get to September as to whether or not to continue with it.

Most importantly, of course, there will doubtless be a breakfast trip after a Sunday morning session – a guilt-free full English is a wonderful thing.

We continue to keep our eye out for swimming slot availability in different pools around London.... but this one is a great win!

Great New location for Open Water swimmers! (In N16)

Added on by Kevin Stewart.

Out to Swim Swimmers in the capital are invited to take the plunge in London’s newest open water swimming venue

New for 2014 - Regular open water swimming sessions have been planned to run, subject to demand, every Tuesday & Thursday mornings, Thursday evening, & Saturday and Sunday mornings. These sessions will run from March to October 2014. Induction sessions will be held every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings.

Many of us took part in the last race of the year (Oct 2013) in this great open water venue. In fact it has lockers, changing facilities and hot showers to warm up in after..... and the water quality is tip top too! 

Why not get in touch with other open water swimmers in the club and take a venture to N16 and swim in this great place. I know several great pubs just a stroll away too should you require rehydration and carb loading post swim! 

To find out more head to their website

Sport relief 80km bike ride

Added on by Christophe Claux.

While the rest of OTS were most likely in bed, the social directors Big and Little Chris were taking part in the Sport Relief 80km bike ride raising money for a good cause at 7am on Sunday morning. 

They had to endure wind and rain but still managed to complete the course in a time of 3.5 hours. Not bad given that one of the Chris's hadn't even been on a bike for over 6 months. 

Check out the photo of Big Chris looking slightly odd with cycling legend Victoria Pendleton.

Out to Inspire. Out to Win. Out to Swim