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Blithfield Open Water Swim – Thurs 19th April 2018

Blithfield Reservoir  Open Water Swimming – Starts Thursday 19th April 2018

Blithfield Reservoir Thursday’s 6pm – 7.30pm (extending to 8.00pm as light improves).

Stafford Tri Members £3.50
Non Stafford Tri Members £5.00

Blithfield Sailing Club, Bithfield Reservoir, Waters Road, Abbots Bromley, Staffs WS15 3DU

Open Water Swim Declaration Form

Stafford Triathlon Club have enviable, exclusive access to this great facility at Blithfield Reservoir with excellent changing facilities and warm showers as well as the bar being open for some of the time post swim, ideal for looking out over the reservoir and socialising with other swimmers.

Any club members wishing to swim must have first been open water approved, this involves one of the club coaches seeing you swim 800m (32 Lengths) in a pool. This can be arranged at any one of the club swims, just tell the coach at poolside when you arrive.

There is a code of conduct onsite, can you all read and make sure you abide by this, as it is the minimum standard we expect everyone to adhere to, whilst at Blithfield.

All members and non members must print out a copy of the declaration form, available at the link above and here, sign it and bring it along with you the first time you swim, this can be downloaded by clinking on the link.

Everyone will be required to swim with at least one buddy whilst in the reservoir and carry a waterproof whistle, if you need one, these can be purchased from whomever is taking the registration at Blithfield for £3.00.

Each session costs £3.50 for current members of Stafford Triathlon Club. Non members are welcome, all of the above conditions apply and the cost is £5. We are very lucky to have use of this facility and we need to respect the environment, wildlife and other users

Each swimmer will receive a numbered band which corresponds to their name on the signing in sheet. The band MUST be handed in as soon as you exit the water so we know you are out of the water safely. This is a fundamental rule not to be broken.

The entry point into the water is across the grass to the right of the steps down from the clubhouse (approx. 15 mtrs) and turn left towards the Stafford Tri Flags. The ramp into the water can be VERY slippery, so care should be taken upon entry and exit.

The swim course is an ANTI-CLOCKWISE pattern, keeping the YELLOW buoys (with Staffie Emblem) to your left, which means nobody should ever be more than 30 metres from the shore. If for any reason we need to get people out of the water in an emergency, there will be three blasts on an air horn. You should exit the water at the nearest shore.
And don’t forget above all else, enjoy your swim!

Directions to Blithfield Reservoir

Pool Swim 12 Week Development Sessions

Thursday swims 9-10pm Stafford Leisure Centre – From this week we’re restarting the 12 week improvement / development plan to improve swim technique for sprint events. This week we will work on light flutter kick. Sets will generally be the same progression but with a couple of open water sessions thrown in.

2018 Time-Trial Dates Now Online

Held from March through to September, the club’s 10 mile time trials are a great way of building up that top line endurance as well as getting a measured time to work from.

Registration takes place at 8.00 at Mammoth Lifestyle, riders then make their way to the start line at Weeping Cross in Stafford. Then it’s just you against the clock!

Dates:

Apr
21
Sat
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle | Milford | England | United Kingdom

Sign on at Mammoth at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am start!

May
19
Sat
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle | Milford | England | United Kingdom

Sign on at Mammoth at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am start!

Jun
16
Sat
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle | Milford | England | United Kingdom

Sign on at Mammoth at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am start!

Jul
14
Sat
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle | Milford | England | United Kingdom

Sign on at Mammoth at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am start!

Aug
11
Sat
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
2018 10-Mile Time Trials @ Mammoth Lifestyle | Milford | England | United Kingdom

Sign on at Mammoth at 8.00 am for an 8.30 am start!

Go Tri 2018

Information about Stafford Tri Club's 2018, Go Tri events, is now live on the British Triathlon website. We will have 4 events this year... Cannock 8th April: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/go-tri-triathlon-cannock-%28april%29_9387 Rugeley 13th May: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/go-tri-triathlon-rugeley-%28may%29_9388 Cannock 8th July: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/go-tri-triathlon-cannock-%28july%29_9389 Rugeley 16th September: https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/go-tri-triathlon-rugeley-%28sept%29_9390 These events are a fantastic way to enter the world of triathlons, or persuade the other half, friends and or work colleagues, or enter as a group and take a wave start. Enter directly on the Go Tri event pages above.  
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