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)

Wednesday 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.

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 (currently suspended, see below)

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”.

Note: the swim sessions at Heysham are currently suspended due to maintenance and switched to Wednesday evenings at 3-1-5. See here for more information.


 Open Water Swimming


Throughout the summer months (May – September ) the club holds open water swimming sessions at the South 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.

Swims take place on alternate Monday evenings at 7pm starting with the first Monday in May (water temperature permitting). During July and August swims take place weekly before reverting back to alternate weeks in September.


South Lakeland Leisure Village
Borwick Lane,
Borwick, Carnforth
Lancashire, LA6 1BH

Location Map


  • Wetsuits are compulsory (you won’t be allowed to swim without one) as it can be pretty cold;
  • Bright coloured swimming cap compulsory so 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.
  • No person under the age of 14 will be allowed to swim

Cost – £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.

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.