Training

Pool Swimming

We have three coached swimming sessions a week, two of which are at Christ’s Hospital Pool. This is a 6 lane pool and members are seeded according to their pace and endurance. We also have an hour at Steyning pool which is a 4 lane pool. We would stress that these are coached and not swimming lessons. You must already have basic front crawl technique and be able to swim 16 lengths (400m) without stopping. If you want to learn to swim please contact us and we will put you in touch with the right people.

Training Fees are £30 a month (regardless of number of sessions attended) to be paid by Standing Order. If you find that you cannot attend very often there is the option to pay £6 at each session.

Swim Sessions:

  • Saturday Christs Hospital 7.45 – 8.45
  • Monday Steyning Leisure Centre 20:00 – 21:00 (Sept – May)
  • Wednesday Christs Hospital 20:00 – 21:30
  • Open Water Swimming

Club members also have, courtesy of Horsham District Council, the use of Southwater Lake for open water swimming. These sessions start around May and finish in September each year. The cost for the open water swimming is included in the membership fee.

Running

We have a coached track training session at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre track on every other Tuesday evening from 7-8pm. The cost of this is included in our monthly training fee. Alternatives our members get together for group runs which are organised in a more ad-hoc fashion but everyone is welcomed.

We also take part in running events including Cross Country Team events.

Cycling

There are various groups that train together, normally on a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. The length of the ride will depend on what distance events the members are training for but usually groups would be out for between 2-4 hours.

We take part in cycling time trials around the Sussex area, details of which will be posted on the message board.