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Stubbers Fitness

Open Water Fitness Sessions at Stubbers Lake

Our fitness session is an un-coached, un-lead session that allows you to practice your open-water swimming at your own pace, completing as many laps of the lake as you like in within the times specified.

This session is only for experienced open-water swimmers.

SFT coach watching swimmers enter the lake

Dates & Times

27th April - 21st September 2024

Saturday: 06:30 – 09:00

***Please check the booking link before paying for sessions as sessions are filling up.***


Please register no earlier than 30 minutes before your start time.


The open water fitness sessions are provided at:

Stubbers Adventure Centre
Ockendon Rd
RM14 2TY

Russell's Lake


To book your place, please click on the link below to pre book your dates. Places are restricted so pre booking is REQUIRED.

All sessions purchased in 2024 must be used in 2024


Fitness sessions is for swimmers who have competed in open-water. You will need to be able to swim 750m without stopping to swim in the fitness group. If you have not swum in open water before then you will have to attend a minimum of one skills session.

You will be required to wear a wetsuit (SFT do not loan wetsuits) and a brightly coloured swim hat, (apart from red) SFT will have hats for sale for £8 on the day.

Lou Parker open-water charity race: Date TBC. Full details can be found HERE.

We operate a registration system called Lakemate. It will cost you £10 to receive a band. If you lose or break your band you will have to purchase another one. You will need a band to swim with us.
Alternatively if you own a PoolMate Plus, this has the chip in to use the scanner so you will not have to purchase a band.

To purchase please make your £10 payment to:
Barclays: Swim For Tri Ltd. Account number: 20625280. Sort code: 20 46 60. Please use your name as a reference.

(If you already have a Lakemate band you do not need to purchase another band.)

2024 at Stubbers

You need to book in advance a time slot of your choice. Please click on the Blue Book Now button to make your booking.

*** If you can not attend your session, please cancel your booking giving the system 24 hours notice so someone else can take your place.***
If you do not turn up or cancel giving less than 24 hours notice for your pre booked session, you will lose your session.

Please use the hand gel on exiting the water and scan your band at the registration gazebo.

Changing rooms will not be available. Showers will be available after 08:30am but you will need to pay £3 or have an annual membership with Stubbers to enter the main park. Toilets and a cold shower is available for after your swim.

If you need basic first aid please come to registration gazebo. Any other emergencies while in the water will be dealt with by the kayaks and lifeguards as normal.

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