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Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming Training

Larkwood Trout Farm, West Stow, IP28 6EZ

Saturday 10:30 - 12 noon

The Club has an agreement with Larchwood Fishery to use one of their lakes for open water swimming on Saturday Morning from 10:30am until 12 noon, starting on 23rd April 2016. We do not have an agreement to use the lake at any other time.

You must be a current club member of West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon club to attend, proof of membership maybe asked for. The club would encourage all members to take out suitable insurance such as joining the Triathlon England. Open water swimming carries certain risks.


The Club will make some provisions which include having a non-swimming watcher on the bank but it is important that members adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Please wear a brightly coloured swim hat so that you can be seen easily.
  • Please wear a wetsuit.
  • You must check in and out of the water at the designated point.
  • If you get into trouble roll onto your back, wave and shout for attention.
  • Please be respectful of the fishermen nearby and keep the noise down.
  • When you are changed and ready to enter the water please sign in and pay.
  • There will be a marked area to enter and exit safely please don’t climb out anywhere else.
  • Please swim in a clockwise direction.


  • Spend 5 mins to acclimatise to the water before starting your swim.
  • Remember to spot your route as you go, this is a skill and will take some practise.
  • Look out for other swimmers and help each other.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:03)

About the West Suffolk Wheelers
  • The West Suffolk Wheelers cycling club was formed in 1922 and is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We have a good cross-section of cycling on offer to welcome new and experienced cyclists alike. If you wish to learn bike handling skills for on and/or off-road cycling our members have the knowledge and experience to teach you. The Club is proud of it's development work with young people, and we have coaches to guide new cyclists in their training. We are active in all areas of cycling including: Road Racing, Time Trials, Track Racing, Club Runs,Touring, Audax, Sportive, Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross. Members also compete in triathlon competitions; the Club is recently affiliated to Triathlon England, and new triathlete members are welcomed

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