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2014-04-23 3:54 PM

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Subject: OWS Near London
Hello!

I'm newish to the London area (just moved last summer) and I'm struggling to find places I can use for OWS practice. I'm not part of a club at this point . Any suggestions for places within about an hour's drive?

Thanks in advance!

Carly


2014-04-23 7:47 PM
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I am not from London but I know that the Woodstock Triathlon is held at the Pittock reservior, and that is less then an hour from London.

You also check where the London Tri clubs swim, they probably post it on their websites.

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2014-04-24 9:27 PM
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Sheri Fraser a tri coach in London runs a splash & dash every Wednesday night at Lake Whittaker which is about 20-30 minutes from London. Swim is 750m-1500m (1or2 loops whatever you are comfortable with) followed by a 5km run. It is a great training workout!! Usually starts end of May and runs till sometime in August. Check out her website www.sherifraser.net.
2014-04-25 8:43 AM
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Subject: RE: OWS Near London
HI Carly

Check Out Sheri Fraser Coaching she is connected to the London Triathlon club, The club runs an OWS & run ( Splash and Dash ) wednesday evenings out at lake whittiker about 20 minutes outside of London for 12 weeks starting at the end of May . The cost is very reasonable at $ 158 dollars for non members less if you Join the club. Plus you need to buy a conservation pass for the season. we usually have 2 Lifeguards in Kyacks but always at least One and anywhere between 20 to 35 triathletes out every week. timing is kept of 800M & 1600M Loops and total time for swim and 5k Run and the swim course is marked out with regular tetrahedral Bouys so you get that real tri feel, The lake is a small kettle lake generally very calm and while a bit green usually in the early spring clears up nicely by mid June, the water Quality is Checked every day by Conservation staff so It is safe . Goodies usually follow watermelon and snacks. Last year we finished out the season with an OWS/ run at port Stanley and dinner on the beech was a nice way to cap off the season.

Check It out and come out and give it a try you can pay by the individual week as well if you want it's $20 per night + conservation Park entry.


Here is a link to the club page, links to sheri's site are on the front page. http://www.londontriathlonclub.ca/

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2014-04-30 8:30 PM
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Subject: RE: OWS Near London
Originally posted by nicroor

I am not from London but I know that the Woodstock Triathlon is held at the Pittock reservior, and that is less then an hour from London.

You also check where the London Tri clubs swim, they probably post it on their websites.


Pittock is not swimable after June. It gets super nasty.

Port Stanley is a good place to swim, as long as you have a swim buddy. Nice clean water. I know some people that swim at Sharon Creek conservation area, I can't speak to how clean it is.
2014-05-05 5:58 PM
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Brights Grove about 45min west on Lake Huron can have some stunning conditions. There used to be an annual 3k race there every summer. A lot of the OWS in the London area have gone AWOL. The TO and GTA area is booming though. I have a private 150m loop Shark Tank to coach in.

Grand Bend and Port Stanley for the big lakes. Not sure on local smaller lakes but the Lake Whittaker group sounds good but that is a short training distance unless you are a novice/beginner.

I will be in London the Canada Day wknd if anyone wants to meet for an OWS, feel free to contact me!

Coach T



2014-06-17 9:57 AM
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A lot of us swim in Sharon Creek near Delaware. It is about a 20 min drive from London.
2014-07-04 6:39 PM
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A lot of us swim in Sharon Creek near Delaware. It is about a 20 min drive from London.


What's the water like these days? I just heard about this place, might check it out this weekend!
2014-07-05 4:04 PM
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I haven't been out there personally in a couple weeks but I know people are atill out there. I would swim there until August but probably ditch the wetsuit because it will be warm
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