Total Swim Training

Total Swim Training 2018

New “Coached Session” dates announced – details below!

Total Swim Training is back for the 2018 swim season!!

Same fabulous venue at: Fourways Quarry, Oakmere, Cheshire, but exploring a different part of the lake.

This beautiful venue is situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside but within easy access of Chester, Warrington and Liverpool.

The water is clean and clear, with no weeds. Water quality has been classified as “Excellent” under European Bathing Water Quality Directive (Certificate here – Fourways Quarry, Oakmere WQC (Jun 18)).

PLEASE NOTE This year the site will be accessed directly off the A49 via Folly Farm Equestrian Centre between Cuddington and Cotebrook. Nearest postcode is CW6 9ES.  Access via the A556 will not be possible this year.

Sessions run as follows from Sunday 20th May:

  • Sunday: 5-7 pm
  • Wednesday – 6-8 pm

Fourways Quarry is a privately owned site and swimming outside of these sessions is strictly prohibited.

Each session costs £6.00 per person or full season membership is available for £75.00.  

Wetsuits – are required when the water temperature is below 16 degrees Celsius.  Brightly coloured swim hats are required at all times.

Junior swimming – (8-15 years old on day of swim) is available for £6.00 per session.  All juniors are required to wear a wet suit. Those aged 8-11 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Those ages 12-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult ‘spotter’ on lakeside at all times.

Facilities – We do not have changing or shower facilities available but we do offer tea, coffee and cake!

All swimmers will need to complete a disclaimer before their first swim. This will then remain valid for the remainder of the season. Disclaimers can be filled out at the venue or printed off and completed in advance (which would be very helpful!). Disclaimers are available to download here:

Access and Car Parking

Access is via the very busy A49 and Folly Farm Equestrian Centre.  Please ensure the access gate remains closed and you follow the way-marked route to the lake, ensuring you drive VERY SLOWLY (first gear/5 mph) and STOP for horses.  There is plenty of parking before the fence in the field close to the lake. Walk to lakeside is approx. 100 metres – flip flops are advised.

Master the Basics Open Water Sessions – NEW DATES ANNOUNCED

Join Kate Winners British Triathlon & IRONMAN Certified Coach from Total Tri Training at one of our coached open water session where she will take you through the basis of wetsuit fitting & removal, dry land warm up techniques, cold water shock methods as well as managing panic situations and all important sighting techniques.

These sessions are great for beginners as well as regular open water swimmers who are looking to “master the basics.”

Due to the popularity of the first sessions, three new dates have been added but are filling up fast.

Dates:  Weds 20th June 6.30pm; Sun 15th July 5:30pm; Sun 29th July 5.30pm; Weds 15th Aug 6.30pm

Price: £15 per person – Limited to 5 spaces. Includes 1 hour coached session as well as access to the water afterwards and a FREE hot drink

How to book: Book here

NEW – Coached Swim Sessions

In this session Kate Winners (British Triathlon & IRONMAN Certified Coach from Total Tri Training) will lead a group swim around the 750m course practicing sighting techniques, swimming in a pack, how to handle panic situations and any other questions the group would like to cover.  The session will provide a relaxed & friendly environment focusing on technique rather than speed so all abilities are welcome. If you’re a complete beginner to open water swimming you may want to try our “Master the Basics” session first.

Dates:  Sun 15th July 6:30pm; Sun 29th July 6.30pm

Price: £15 per person – Limited to 10 spaces. Includes 1 hour coached session, access to water and a FREE hot drink

How to book: Book here

Private Open Water Swim Lessons

We are able to offer private one-to-one open water swim lessons with our qualified swim coach Gavin Rodgers during our Wednesday and Sunday sessions.  Private lessons have the benefit of being able to focus specifically on your own individual swim training requirements, be that gaining confidence in the water, learning to ‘sight’ or improving your open water swim technique.  Lessons are priced at £45 per session (which includes £6 swim fee).  Please use ‘contact us’ page or speak to us at registration to book.