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SWIM TIMES & TEMPS




We often spend our days answering the same questions via email, chat or phone, if we get a repetitive question we tend to write a BLOG article about it to save staff repeating themselves - this is one such article -


SWIM TIMES


We open on the 1st April each year for our summer swim season which closes officially on the last day of September - BUT we usually end up swimming the first weekend in October as well if the last day of September falls mid week.


All our SWIM SESSIONS are a maximum of ONE HOUR in the water and must be pre booked via our booking app. All details on how to join up, book and pay can be found in another BLOG article entitled NEW MEMBERS GUIDE.


We currently have a MAXIMUM number of 70 STANDARD SWIM SLOTS per session (plus any VIP CARD HOLDERS) - we intend to increase this slightly in line with any relaxation of SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.


Our SWIM DAYS & TIMES usually look something like this -


APRIL -


Saturday Morning Sessions starting at -

9 am - 10.30 am - 12 pm


Sunday Morning Sessions starting at -

9 am - 10.30 am


Wednesday Afternoon Sessions starting at -

2 pm - 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm


When the water temperature hits 12 DegreeC (usually around mid to late April) we also open up -


Tuesday Afternoon Sessions starting at -

2 pm - 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm


Thursday Afternoon Sessions starting at -

2 pm - 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm


MAY

All the above sessions PLUS we add a 6.30 pm session to the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Sessions AND add -


Friday Afternoon Sessions starting at -

2 pm - 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm


All sessions will then run until the end of September each year with 'extra' night swims, Dip n Dines and other 'special' events as and when we have opportunities to organise them.


Now lets talk about WATER TEMPS -


The water temp is usually around 9/10 DegreeC from 1st April until about mid/late April when we hit 12 DegreeC.


While the water is below 12 DegreeC we advise a MAXIMUM SWIM TIME of 2 minutes per degree.


From MAY onwards the water USUALLY rises at a rate of approx. 1 or 2 degrees a week until it gets to around 24 DegreeC when it levels out for a few weeks.


Around the beginning of August it starts to drop and is usually back to the lower teens by mid September and then heads South for the winter to somewhere around 11 or 12 DegreeC by the time we close.


Obviously these temps are affected by the static air temp, hours of sunshine and over night temps.


The important thing to remember is that it doesn't change overnight, it's a large body of water and will only ever increase/decrease by a couple of degrees a week unless we have lots of sun.


So, if you swam on say... Sunday morning and it was 12 degrees... it will probably be around 12 or 13 degrees on Wednesday evening when you are due to swim again. Your body probably won't notice, it will still be 'fresh' and you honestly don't need to call us to find out if the water has suddenly shot up 5 or 6 Degrees in three days.


If you only like it warm... come in June/July/August... if you like it cooler... come in April/May/ September/October... and join the WINTER SWIM CLUB ;-)




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