Total Swim Training 2019

Come join us at the fabulous new Delamere Lake Sailing and Holiday Park, Oakmere, Cheshire (formerly Fourways Quarry). Nearest postcode is CW8 2JH.

This beautiful venue is situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside but within easy access of Chester, Warrington and Liverpool. Take a sneak peek at the new site and opportunities for lodge ownership here.

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

This year the site will be accessed directly off the A556 via the new Delamere Lake entrance between Cuddington and Oakmere. Please note – access via Folly Farm Equestrian Centre will not be possible this year.

Sessions are now running as follows until the start of September:

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

Delamere Lake is a privately owned site and swimming outside of these sessions is strictly prohibited.

Further details:

Cost – Each session costs £6.00 per person or full season membership is available for £80.00.  

Wetsuits – are required when the water temperature is below 16 degrees Celsius and for all junior swimmers below 21.5 degrees Celsius.  We do not have wetsuit hire but can offer 10% off wetsuits at Sail and Ski.  Brightly coloured swim hats are required for everyone 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 wetsuit when water temperature is below 21.5c. 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.

Car parking – Access is via the very busy A556.  Please drive slowly and follow signs/staff to park only in designated areas. Please keep away from the private lodges. There is a short walk to the lake, flip flops are advised.

Facilities – We do not have toilet, changing or shower facilities available but we do offer tea, coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cake all for the bargain price of £1 each!

Registration – Swimmers must register on site before each swim. Registration will not open until 10 minutes before swim start. Please do not arrive before this time.

Disclaimers – 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:

We look forward to seeing you all again for another fabulous season of open water swimming!!

Group Open Water Swim Sessions

Join experienced coach Matt Wackett (Level 2 British Triathlon Coach with 10 years’ multisport coaching experience) for this series of small group coached open water swim sessions throughout June.  Each session will focus specifically on a different element of open water or triathlon racing within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Suitable for all abilities. Sessions cost £18 each (inclusive of £6 swim) and need to be booked in advance via links with more details here:

Private Open Water Swim Lessons

We are able to offer private one-to-one open water swim lessons with our qualified swim coaches Gavin Rogers and Claire Sutcliffe 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.  All swimmers from experienced to novice catered for.  Lessons are priced at £45 per session (which includes £6 swim fee).  Click here to contact us