Swimming

Swimming

Open Water 

Monday – (Summer Only) 6:30pm -7:30pm 

  • Brown Howe, Coniston Map 
  • All abilities  
  • Free 
  • WETSUITS COMPULSARY 
  • Tea, coffee and snacks available in the hotel afterwards for a small fee 
  • Please book on through training page

Pool 

Thursday – 8:45pm – 9:45pm 

  • Ulverston Leisure Centre Map 
  • Confidence & Technique session – Coaches poolside every week 
  • All abilities 
  • Pay public swim price at leisure centre reception 
  • Full pool available for UTC 
  • Must book on through Facebook thread 

Saturday – 8:00am – 9:00am 

Uncoached 

Wednesday – 6:30am – 7:30am 

  • Ulverston Leisure Centre Map 
  • Intermediate – Advanced swimmers 
  • Pay public swim price at leisure centre reception  
  • No coaches poolside but two lanes set aside for UTC swimmers 
  • Session plan provided via UTC Facebook page on request 

Sunday – 4:00pm – 5:00pm (temporarily suspended) 

  • Ulverston Leisure Centre Map 
  • All abilities 
  • Pay public swim price at leisure centre reception 
  • No coaches poolside but two lanes set aside for UTC swimmers 
  • Session plan provided via UTC Facebook page on request 

Swim Guidelines 

  • We are a triathlon club and the swim sessions try to cater for all abilities. They are intended to make you sweat and get out of breath. Our aim is to coach improvements in technique and fitness; our coaches are not qualified to teach non-swimmers to swim. We set a minimum swim standard of 50m continuous front crawl. This is to ensure our coaches can give each swimmer their equal attention and focus on coaching all swimmers together. If you feel you need swimming lessons before attending our sessions please get in touch and we can help you with this. 
  • UTC encourage their members to become members of Triathlon England as this gives them many benefits including liability insurance. 
  • Anybody who swims does so at their own risk. 
  • Every effort will be made to ensure your safe ride & our advice & guidelines are there to help you, however this does not make us liable for anything that happens in the pool or in Coniston. You are responsible for your own safety. 
  • Please bring hydration, appropriate swimwear and goggles to pool swims (swim caps are optional). For open water swimming a wetsuit, swim cap and goggles is compulsory. Coaches will provide brightly coloured swim caps so that they can identify you in the lake but you may wish to wear your own cap underneath for warmth. If you have your own tow float please feel free to bring it, however, these are not compulsory. 
  • Please be courteous to other swimmers and follow lane etiquette as explained by the coach.