Open Water and Triathlon
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Swimming Challenges

Charles initially took adult swimming lessons with Turner Swim as the first of his swimming challenges which was to turn his weak head up breaststroke into front crawl. After 5 x one hour lessons, he had achieved just that and was already looking for his next challenge. Charles had watched his wife complete a triathlon the year before and had ambitions to complete a super sprint triathlon himself, involving a 400 metre swim. Charles was then coached by Turner Swim instructor Andrew on our Stroke Improver programme, and by putting in additional swims by himself he duly completed his first triathlon.

Year after year, Charles kept working with his coach Andrew to identify potential triathlon and swimming events as he is a goal orientated fitness seeker. By having events to work towards then the cold winter mornings of going for a swim before work or fitting in a swim… Read More >

Canary Wharf Mile Swim

Canary Wharf 1 Mile Open Water Swim Event

Turner Swim’s Canary Wharf 1 mile open water swim event takes place on Friday 19 July 2019. Heats at 06:30am and 07:30am with a maximum of 40 swimmers per heat. A fantastic event for both those looking to train towards a goal as well as for experienced triathletes too. The event is just over a week before the AJ Bell London Triathlon, so why sign up, swim hard and feel great heading off to work after!

Our swim starts and finishes at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, with one lap around the perimeter of Millwall Outer Dock. Entry is just £20.00 including access to the Watersports changing rooms and warm showers too. The open water swim is a wetsuit only event and Turner Swim have a number of wetsuits that can be borrowed for the event.

Will you win the first… Read More >

Swimming The Bosphorus

Swimming the Bosphorus by Swim Coach Andrew

Swimming the Bosphorus is an annual Cross Continental open water swim event between Asia and Europe in Istanbul. At 10am on the third Sunday in July, one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes briefly closes. Nearly 2500 competitors from all over the world then swim the 6.4 kilometres course in a maximum of two hours to try and complete the distance. Those who take longer than two hours are pulled from the water. on 22 July 2018, I swam the Bosphorus, a swim like no other and easily the most enjoyable swim I have ever been apart of!

Why did I find swimming the Bosphorus so special?

The Bosphours event is run by the Turkish Olympic Association and so was clearly very well organised. Being held on the Sunday allowed for a 3 day trip to Istanbul. This meant the swim was just one part… Read More >

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