Book yourself onto the BADAxe Mendip Massacre!
Sunday 23rd of June 2019

9.15am JUNIOR Open Water Swimming

Swim Training
Location: Henleaze Swimming Lake
This is a coached open water event with a maximum of 20 places.

You must be at least 10 years old to take part on the day of the event, so at least second year TriStar 1s. We will be checking for this, so please don't book, if you are born after 23 June 2009.

Henleaze Lake is located at the end of Lake Rd, Bristol BS10 5HG.

Please note that no non-swimming children under 16 are permitted by the swimming club to be present to spectate. Sorry about this, but this is a rule to which we have to adhere.

Outline Session Plan
  • 09.15 Arrive at Henleaze Lake
    • Bike/car parking available at the lake
    • Note that the changing facilities are basic, especially for men. We advise having your tri-suit on before you arrive at the lake
    • Get ready for swim test

  • 09.30 Health & Safety Briefing

  • 09.35 Swim Test and Activation
    • 50 metre swim test without a wetsuit (lake temperature currently 18°C)
    • Activation/warm-up exercises

  • 10.00 Main Session
    • Wetsuit (how to get it on and off)
    • Practise various open water skills
    • Small race
    • More details to be published later

  • 11.00 End of Main Session
    • Group photo (optional)
    • Get changed

  • 11.15 Meet at Grupo Lounge for Brunch (optional)
    • 8 Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3DH (5 minutes' drive/cycle from the lake, plenty of parking available)
    • No need to book, but if you could let us know your intentions that would be great

  • 12.15 Finish
  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit lube
  • Tri-suit
  • Swimming cap (bright colour if possible)
  • Swimming goggles
  • Fleece or 'Dry Robe' to keep warm
  • Bath towel
  • Change of clothing
  • Each parent/guardian must be present on lakeside throughout the session
  • Non-swimming juniors are not permitted on lakeside
  • Our relationship with the lake is good. Please help us keep it that way by respecting the lake's rules

If you have any questions, contact us, selecting "Juniors" as the subject line.
Booking Required