Swim Training


Swim Sessions at  3-1-5

COLT currently offers 2 sessions at 3-1-5 Fitness, Caton Road, Lancaster.

Monday morning           6.15 – 7.15   (coached)

Tuesday evening           8.30 – 9.30 

If you are a member of 3-1-5 the sessions are free for COLTs

If you are a member of COLT, but not a member of 3-1-5, then you can join 3-1-5 as a social member (£10), then pay £3 per swim session to 3-1-5 thereafter.

Monday morning session is coached by Jenny Evans as part of her working towards her full coaching badges.

Coach on Tuesday evenings is Richard Mason (Click here for details of Richards Triathlon Training).

The session will include triathlon specific drills like drafting and swimming in packs.  

It would be useful to have fins, paddles, pull buoy and kick board.  

There is no need to have all the above but it will benefit you when doing the drill and technique sets.  

No pre-booking required, but strictly COLT or 3-1-5 members only.


Coached Swim Session – Heysham Pool

Heysham Swimming Pool, Osborne Road, 
LA3 1HS.

Thursday evening      8.30 – 9.30

Mixture of technique, drills and speed work.

Please note that this session is at capacity and a waiting list is in operation.

To be added to the Thursday list please contact Danny Rogerson.

Payment is by Standing Order only for the Heysham swim – sorry no “pay as you go”.


Open Water Swimming

Throughout the summer months (May – September ) the club holds open water swimming sessions at the Lakeland Leisure Village near Carnforth. This a great venue, the water is regularly tested for its quality, and there is always a safety canoe present.

  • Wetsuits are compulsory (you won’t be allowed to swim without one) as it can be pretty cold;
  • Bright coloured swimming cap compulsoryso you can spotted by the safety crews.
  • You must be either a member of COLT or TriPreston to qualify for the reduced rate of £3.

We aim to start the swims on the first Monday in May at 7.00 pm but this is dependent on the water temperature and successful testing. Keep an eye on the website or Facebook page for updates,

Cost remains the same as last year – £3.00 for COLT/Tri-Preston club members and £5.00 for non-members.

The updated 2017 version of the COLT Open Water swim disclaimer is now available (link below).  Please download and sign this and bring it with you to your first swim.


*Please note that no person under the age of 14 will be allowed to swim*

These swim sessions are a great way to practice and improve your open water swimming technique in a safe and friendly environment. Come along and give it a try.


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