Open Water Swimming at Elton Sailing Club BL8 2BR has now ended for 2023. We will be back next year from early May to end of July 2024
Non members are welcome and can book sessions on https://www.picktime.com/btc . It is £6.50 for seniors and £4.00 for juniors.
For more info about swimming and water temp see Callum’s Scottish Guide to Water Temperature on You Tube . It depends on wind and water conditions but we usually have a 400m – 500m swim course marked out by large buoys and a shorter half distance course
You must be able to swim 400m front crawl or breaststroke without stopping. Wetsuits are needed but we have some to hire. Experienced skins swimmers may swim without a wet suit but need to ask the swim organiser first. The sailing club has showers and changing rooms and hot meals and drinks will be available. Please read our Safety leaflet before swimming.
Two main meals in the cafe every week one of which is a vegetarian option – price £4. For example last Tuesday it was Cottage Pie and Chick Pea & Sweet Potato Curry with rice . Burgers, chips, bacon barms, snackbars, tea, coffee, hot chocolate,Vimto etc. also available
Regarding water quality, tests for e-coli and entero-cocci taken on 17th April produced excellent results, even better than previous years and water levels are higher
Directions to Elton Sailing Club. Use this postcode if relying on SatNav BL8 2BR
If travelling down Bolton Road (A58) towards Bury turn right at the Wellington Pub into Kitchener Street signposted Elton Reservoir and Cygnet Hospital. At end of Kitchener St turn right into Buller Street. Turn left over a small bridge signposted Cygnet Hospital. Once over bridge bear right and down lane to Sailing Club.
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