The Triathlon Training Centre 2017 coaching season at Bray Lake will commence on Saturday 2 May 2017 when Bray Lake returns to its full summer swimming season with extended swimming hours on Tuesday and Thursday morning 6am-9am and evening 6pm-9pm plus on Saturday and Sunday mornings 6am-9am. We have tailored our various coaching options to provide something for everyone – whether you are new to open water swimming, training for your first triathlon or open water event or looking for that competitive edge and next PB. Our head coach and 7x world champion, Richard Stannard also specialises in developing individual coaching plans for those athletes serious about taking their swimming or triathlon training and racing to the next level.

Open Water Induction Session  – If you are a new comer or novice in open water swimming, we offer an introduction to open water session. Tailored to help introduce you to the sometimes daunting arena of open water swimming, we cover all the essential areas from getting into your wetsuit to getting acclimatised and comfortable in the open water environment.

When: every Tuesday evening from Tuesday 2 May 2017 through to September

Time:   7:15pm-8pm

Cost:   £25 (including lake entry)


Technique, Fitness and Endurance Sessions  – Get the most out of your open water swimming by joining fully coached training sessions to improve your open water swimming technique, fitness, endurance and strength in the open water.  Coaching sessions taken by Head Coach Richard Stannard and senior coach Jas Thorpe, these hour sessions ensure your progression through out the season.

When:  every Tuesday evening             Time: 6pm-7pm                   beginning Tuesday 2 May

every Thursday evening          Time: 6pm-7pm        beginning Thursday 4 May

Cost:   Drop in session/paying on the day £15

Block of 5 Coached Sessions – £65

Block of 10 Coached Session – £110

        ** in all cases, fee includes lake entry**


Open Water Swim Masterclass – Head Coach Richard Stannard has put together an open water swim master class which provides a one stop shop to improve all the aspects of open water swimming including the mass start.  With help from the rest of the Triathlon Training Centre coaching team, the Masterclass will consisting of a morning (3hrs) of equipment instruction, mass start practice, group swim training, drafting, video analysis, sighting tuition and improved racing. The Masterclass is suitable for all levels although we do recommend that those who are completely new to open water swimming attend one of our open water induction sessions ahead of the master class. More info here.

When:  Saturday 6 May         Time: 6am to 9am

Saturday 1 July            Time: 6am to 9am

Saturday 19 August            Time: 6am to 9am

Cost:   £50 (includes lake entry)


One to One (or small group) Open Water Swimming Coaching – the Triathlon Training Centre coaches are available for one to one or small group sessions to provide bespoke tuition, tailored to your needs. One to one coaching is ideal for the novice or more experience swimmer who is really interested in progressing their open water swimming. Learn from a 7x world champion and Olympic coach by booking a one to one with our head coach, Richard Stannard. More info here.

When:  during lake swimming hours, subject to availability of coaches

Cost:    £100 (head coach Richard Stannard)               (includes lake entry)

£55 (senior coaches) for an hour session        (includes lake entry)