With the recent increase in popularity of competitive Open Water Swimming and its introduction in to the Olympic arena – Loughborough Town SC have an active squad who participate in regular open water events from age group swimmers up to our Masters Squad. In 2022 the club will be looking to coordinate a programme of open water training aimed at acclimatising existing proficient pool swimmers to the variances of open water swimming. This will be for a range of abilities from the beginner up to the more experienced open water swimmer.
The club will be looking to set up sessions between May – Sept and open water training will take place at local venues. We will also be targeting several open water races over a range of distances around the country. The Head Coach, Claire Palfrey, has attained her Level 2 Open water Coaching Certificate and will work alongside Justin Palfrey, one of the support coaches, who also holds the Level 2 Open Water Coaching qualification. Both Claire and Justin have a wealth of open water experience from local open water racing up to international level. Their own experiences also include swimming the English Channel as a solo and relay. Our Events programme will be updated once events are released for 2022 and finalised via relevant governing body and events websites.