The summer season is here and the open water swimmers have been returning to Bray Lake. We are now open for 6 swim sessions per week which are as follows:
- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 06:00 - 09:00
- Tuesday and Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00
You will need to make sure your Friend of Bray Lake registration is valid before swimming at the Lake, this lasts for 1 year from the date of registration. You will be sent an email when you are due to renew, which will include all the instructions for how to complete the renewal.
If you are using a wetsuit, please ensure that it is named and that you take it home with you at the end of your swim. There are a number of swimmers who own the same style wetsuits, so it is easy to take the wrong one if it is not named. We do not take any responsibility for wetsuits which are left here.
We have already had a number of complaints from people who have been swum into. Please remember not everyone swims at the same speed. Be aware of slower swimmers and swim clear of anyone slower than you. There is no excuse, sight regularly. Anyone swimming aggressively and swimming into or over others will be asked to leave. If you accidentally swim into someone please make sure they are ok and apologise.
When turning around buoys do not swim over other swimmers, swim wide if there are swimmers in front of you.
If you wish to stop for a break while swimming or stop to speak with another swimmer, please do not stop on the swimming routes – instead move outside the swimming routes and ensure you do not obstruct other swimmers whilst at the same time still staying in full view of the safety tower.
As always, our Monkey Bar Café is open for cold/hot drinks & snacks and breakfast, perfect for your post swim refuelling.
Boulters to Bray and Henley Swim Festival
We have been provided with discount codes for the entry fees for the following local swims, Boulters to Bray and Henley Swim Festival. If any of our swimmers would like to enter these events, please send us a message, email or speak to someone on reception and we can provide you with the discount information.
Triathlon Training Sessions
The Triathlon Training Centre are now offering their ‘Novice Introduction to Open Water Swimming’ courses for Summer 2019. This is ideal for first time open water swimmers regardless of swimming ability. However, you will need to be able to swim 200m (8 lengths of a 25m) pool continuously. The courses run every Tuesday evening at 19:00.
Sessions will need to be booked in advance directly through The Triathlon Training Centre.
For further information visit www.triathlontrainingcentre.com or call 07511 501 312.
Date posted: Fri, 3 May 2019