Regular Weekly Swims
Regular club training sessions are held in Cally Pool. Out Holloway School sessions are not currently running, but will hopefully return in September.
Monday 6am – 7:30am
Coached by Patrice
Wednesday 8pm – 9.30pm
Friday 6am – 7:30am
Monday and Friday sessions overlap with public hours, but the club has dedicated lanes for these sessions. Wednesday evening is held outside of public hours so we have the pool to ourselves.
The sessions cater for a broad range of abilities with the pool divided into 5 or 6 graded lanes and the training tailored to suit each, though it is assumed that participants have basic swimming ability and are able to swim at least 400m continuous freestyle. The Wednesday evening session in particular focuses more on technique. Be sure to bring along your goggles, caps, hand paddles and if you have them, fins. The swimming pool provide kindly provide us with pull buoys and floats.
These sessions are charged as a supplement to the club membership fees, starting from about £35 per month for basic swim-only membership with Better, which also gives you unlimited access to most Better pools in London pool (there are some exclusions). This can be upgraded to include use of gyms and classes throughout the entire Better Network.
Bikes may be stored in the lobby (morning Cally sessions) or change rooms (Holloway school). However, removing all loose components and locking up is still recommended. Locking your bike outside isn’t advisable (though many have no choice).
Contact the Swimming Coordinator should you have any specific questions about these sessions.
Open Water Swimming
Many Open Water venues are also open. We’ve compiled a list of locations below, including links to their websites to let you book onto a session.
- West Reservoir
- Open 7 days a week
- No induction required
- Download Better App to book
- Swim slots are 50 minutes long, and scheduled every 10 minutes (e.g. 9:00am, 9:10am, 9:20am, …)
- Slots open up at 10pm, one week in advance
- Denham lake
- Merchant Taylor’s School
- Open weekday evenings and weekend mornings
- London Royal Docks
- Open weekday mornings and evenings, and weekend mornings
- Stubbers Lake
- Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre
- Redricks (via Facebook)