Open Water Swimming Sessions

Swimming takes place every Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm and Saturday 8:30-10:00am at 3 Sisters Waterski, in Wigan.

Wednesdays will start April 13th and will be lapped swimming only, until May 11th . From May 11th onwards, it will be coached groups (no lapped swimming) and will cater for novices through to elite swimmers. There will be 3-4 groups, depending upon numbers and ability. The novice group will be learning front crawl and open water acclimatisation, intermediate / advanced swimmers will be doing 2500-3000m of structured training. All sessions are £6, book online in advance only.

Saturdays will start from April 16th and will be lapped swimming only for the full year, there are no coached groups. As above, you would book online, in advance only.

REGISTER FOR SWIMMING

You can register here to receive our weekly email which will keep you informed. If you’re already on the list, you don’t need to add again.

You can register here and pay for the swim sessions on any given Wednesday or Saturday. Swim sessions must be paid / booked in advance, there’s no payment on the day. Each swim costs £6 and the parking is free.

All under 16s must have a swim float, as per previous years.

There’s no changing facilities, so change by your car.

Wetsuit are compulsory on Wednesday evening, skins swimming is allowed (must ask permission first) on Saturdays.

NEW FOR 2022SWIMMING KIDZ

SwimmingKidz will begin from May 14th (temperature dependent and take place every Saturday morning. Children from 8 years of age can attend and we’ll have a special roped off area to introduce them to open water swimming. The sessions will be very much focused on having fun and learning confidence in the water. Wetsuits and swim floats will be required and we’ll have some wetsuits available for children to hire. Ideally it’s better to purchase a cheap suit – doesn’t need to be tri/swim specific, it can just be a general surf type suit, but ideally long legs and sleeves.

Parents will need to be on site when they are swimming and make sure you bring something warm for them to change into immediately after swimming as there’s no changing facilities. Children will also need swimming cap, goggles and a pair of trainers (which will get wet). Children should be capable of swimming at least 25m in a swimming pool.

There will be 2 sessions available, 8:30-9:15am and 9:15-10:00am, you will need to select the time when you book. REMEMBER – These sessions do not start until Saturday May 14th, do not mistakenly book an adult swim which start from April 13th. There’s a maximum of 12 children per session, if one or more time slots are not available, the session is fully booked. You can book the sessions by going here. MAKE SURE you select the ‘Saturday kidz session’, not the adult swim.

Getting There

Go to Landgate Primary School in Bryn, WN4 0EP and depending upon your direction of travel, turn into Landgate Lane. Continue straight on, following the dirt track for half a mile until you cross a railway bridge. You will then turn left through the first gate, 200m after the bridge and follow the track to the car parking area.

IMPORTANT – There is no post code for the waterski club, neither are we at 3 Sisters Country Park. Don’t try to reach the lake from the other end of Landgate Lane in Goldborne, a barrier at the farm will stop you reaching us.

NOTE that there are no changing facilities or showers, you should change by your car or use a swim robe and arrive / drive home in your wetsuit!