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Coached indoor swimming
Mondays at Wimbledon College Pool: Coached swimming sessions are are 19:30 on Mondays at Wimbledon College pool (Sports Complex, Wimbledon College, Edge Hill, London SW19 4NS). Register and pay in advance via the club calendar.
Swimming documents for Wimbledon College Pool are HERE (member-only content).
If club swimming sessions are full, here is a simple reverse pyramid set that you can do in your own time: 400 m easy – 300 m moderate – 200 m fast – 300 m moderate – 400 m easy. This is a total distance of 1900 m, which most swimmers should be able to fit into a one hour slot. 30 seconds rest after every interval. If you’re a faster swimmer looking for a challenge, see if you can make it back up to 100 m.
Non-coached member-organised open water swimming
Members sometimes organise their own informal swimming. These are not club-organised sessions. For information on forthcoming member-organised informal swimming please join the club’s members-only Facebook group. If you are not a Facebook user, Contact the Multi-sport Representative.
Over the last decade, Wimbledon Windmilers have built up an ever-growing and popular open water swimming community. Whilst some members are swimming only, most combine open water swimming with cycling to/from events as well as training for sprint, Olympic, 70.3 and ironman triathlons.
Between May and October each year Windmilers “home” open water venue is Shepperton Open Water Swimming Lake.
Thames Young Mariners (Ham Lake) is another “home” lake which has resumed taking bookings in 2021.
Other Lakes and Open Water venues commonly used by Windmilers include:
London Royal Docks – https://londonsroyaldocks.com/open-water-swimming/
Liquid Leisure Windsor (Datchet) – https://windsor.liquidleisure.com/open-water-swimming/
Heron Lake – https://swimheron.co.uk/
Thorpe Park – https://www.thorpelakeswatersports.co.uk/swim-run
Amongst the most popular open water events that Windmilers have attended include:
Henley Open Water swimming events – https://henleyswim.com/
Serpentine – https://www.swimserpentine.co.uk
Dorney Lake – https://www.f3events.co.uk/events/
Jubilee River Swim – https://race-nation.co.uk/register/my-sporting-times/jubilee-swim-2021