Open Water Venue


Total Swim Training

Total Swim Training’s 2018 swim season is now closed.  Thank you to everybody who came to support us this year. 

Keep an eye on the website in Spring 2019 and we will keep you posted on when the swim season will start again!

Total Swim Training is based at the beautiful Fourways Quarry in Oakmere, right 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)).

Sessions generally run on Sunday’s (5-7pm) and Wednesday’s (6-8pm) throughout the swim season (May-August). Fourways Quarry is a privately owned site and swimming outside of these sessions is strictly prohibited.

Wetsuits – are required when the water temperature is below 16 degrees Celsius and for all junior swimmers below 21.5 degrees Celsius.  Brightly coloured swim hats are required at all times.

Junior swimming – (8-15 years old on day of swim) is available.  All juniors are required to wear a wet suit 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.

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!

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.

Private Open Water Swim Lessons

We are able to offer private one-to-one open water swim lessons with our qualified swim coach Gavin Rogers 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).  Click here to contact us

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