Pool Based Swimming
The swim sessions at Craven Leisure Pool are held on Saturdays 8:30am till 9:30am and are open to junior members who can swim a minimum of Swim level 7 or 25m front crawl of a 25 metre pool.
This minimum level of attainment will be assessed during the pre-membership swim taster session. Where the minimum requirement is still being developed in swim lessons the child may still be able to attend run and bike sessions.
The aim of the club coached sessions is to develop front crawl swimming skills and fitness, and provide coaching that prepares juniors for participation in pool-based and open water triathlons.
Open Water Swimming
This usually takes place from early June until the August holiday period. It takes place at a safe open water swim venue that has undergone a water safety check (water content analysis and risk assessment).
Open water swim coaching is available to juniors who regularly attend pool-based swims and have developed their front crawl skills. The aim of these sessions is to allow juniors to gain confidence in their ability to swim in an open water environment and to prepare them for open water triathlons, aquathlons and other open water swim events.
Craven Energy runs a scheme that supports juniors hiring a wetsuit for the summer season.