In a few weeks time the open water season is officially open here in the Lakes. Most athletes know that the water has to be at a certain temperature for good training session to commence, so although a few brave souls are getting in to acclimatize, waiting a bit longer to get the most out of your session would be the best option. Only a few more degrees...honest, it makes all the difference.
This time of year is a lot of peoples favorite time and as the air temperature gets warmer, the temptation to jump into waters too cool off is very tempting, I would however suggest to be mindful that most of our big lakes warm up very slowly and cool off fairly slowly. So make sure you test the water and walk in slowly, rather then jumping in, just to be safe. If in doubt - stay out.
A few things you can get involved in over the come weeks with Active Blu: The open water swim squads - This may sound daunting, but there are two squads designed to support swimmers of all levels and experience. We start on Thursday nights on the 18th May and run for 5 weeks. If you would like to know more or sign up, the squads are held on Windermere, with a full safety team and qualified coach. They are designed to be progressive and help develop your fitness, confidence and skills essential whilst swimming outdoors.
Check these two squads out for more information: Open water development Squad.
Everyone is welcome and if you have further questions please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The other news is on the 21st May 2017 12 - 5pm we are running a transition training session. This is open for all and will cover everything you need to to perform a confident, effective T1 and T2.
This is designed for all levels, whether you are very experienced and looking to develop your skills, or a novice looking to learn some top tips and have a practice before an event or just to learn a new set of skills. Everyone is welcomed and will be challenged, whilst hopefully having a lot of fun.
For more information and to book onto this day click here.
I look forward to seeing you all over the summer period and hearing about the events you have signed up for. If you would like to know more, please email me at: email@example.com.