Tips & Training Support

Open Water Swimming Training

During our Open Water Swimming season (May – Sept) we are able to offer 1-to-1 and group sessions, which are fully coached via our Open Water Swimming coaching partner.

These are aimed at beginners to the sport of open water swimming and intermediate swimmers looking to improve their skills in the open water for triathlon and distance swimming. If you want personal feedback on your stroke technique or are not confident with swimming in open water, then these sessions are perfect for you.

Merchant Taylors Lake, Northwood

with by Aloha Tri Training company

Online Training Plans

Whether this is your first event and want to know how to prepare, or you are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of improving your goals. We’ve teamed up with Karen Parnell from ChiliTri, to offer plans that sync with your device and calendar PLUS you get daily e-mail contact from Karen, who is a level 3 British Triathlon coach!

Check out the plans HERE

See also our NEWS section full of training articles and advice from fellow athletes and partners.

The KitBrix Bag

Equipment Checklist

For a triathlon you will need:

  • Transition box/bag
  • Wetsuit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Cycling shoes & socks (If wearing)
  • Tri suit or shorts and t-shirt
  • Bike
  • Cycle helmet
  • Trainers (some routes require trail shoes)
  • Nutrition
  • Water bottle
  • Race belt

We provide a swim hat at all our triathlons.

Open Water Swimming Kit

We are proud to partner with Zone3, the leading brand in outdoor swimming and triathlon gear offering everything you may need, from wetsuits to neoprene accessories to goggles and tow floats. Get an exclusive discount code for all Zone3 products when you sign up to our events.