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Welcome to the Gower Open Water swimming Training sessions

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Latest news: Open water Swim training Spring-Summer 2019, will continue to take place mainly at Langland Bay Swansea, from May to September. Email or keep checking in for dates.
UPDATE: First sea session 2019 will be on Saturday 1April 3th and or Sunday 14th - Tide for Saturday is 13.08 - swim at midday; and Sunday 14th tide is at 14.39 so swim at 13.30 - meet at the slip as usual in front of the Lifeguard Hut - this all depends on prevailing weather conditions and state of tide

Langland Bay

Latest news - From July 2 - August 24 I will be back in France - this time the Alp region near Mont Blanc - there are some excellent lakes for swimming, especially Aix les Bains, the biggest glacier lake in France - temperature of the water mid July is around 24 C.....anyone interested in joining me for a few lake swims and who will be in that area in mid to late July and early August let me know



The first open water swim training camp in Wales, was set up in 1990 by myself (in conjunction with Triathletes Swansea and the University Triathlon club) with Steve Trew (BTA) as guest coach. The open water training sessions were held at Three Cliffs Bay, while lectures and practical swim coaching were held at the Swansea University Sports Centre.

Subsequent training sessions were held at Langland Bay and Pobbles Bay on Gower, until 1994.

In the summer of 2016, GOWST, will be making a return but in rather warmer climes, that of Marseillan Plage on the South coast of France.

It is planned to have six set training slots of three days duration, composing of approximately 12 hours in total, commencing from June, to August.

Triathletes of all abilities are welcome: from beginners to advanced

In addition to the France training days, it is anticipated to hold two weekend open water swim training sessions on Gower in September and October. The September weekend will be held prior to the Gower triathlon event at Port Eynon, while the October weekend will be held approximately 2 weeks after the Gower Triathlon

Dates depend on when the Gower Triathlon can be arranged in 2016, which in turn depends on the tides and when other sporting events are held under the Swansea city events banner.

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Details on Marseillan Plage open water swim coaching 2016

Please check regularly for updates.

Be sure to get in touch so I know you're out there!

Howard Middleton-Jones