This section provides more information and resources on swimming and the club swimming sessions.
Please note that the club sessions are not intended to teach people to swim. The coaches will help you improve technique and gain fitness. Our coaches expect swimmers to come to our sessions with a minimum capability of at least 200m freestyle in order to build on technique and endurance work.
Mondays: Venue: Troon Swimming Pool (Tel: 01292 311758) Location: Barassie Street (Off North Shore Road), Troon (opposite Morrisons supermarket) Times: 7.30pm-8.30pm (coached,year round) 8.30pm-9.30pm (coached, year round), requires 50p for lockers. Notes: Pre-swim running sessions usually depart the pool at 6.30pm/7.30pm for 30-40mins.
Wednesday: Venue: Prestwick Baths (Tel: 01292 474015) Location: St. Ninians Park, Bellevue Rd, Prestwick Time: 7.30pm (public session)-9.30pm (year round), requires 50p for lockers.
Thursdays: Venue: Ayr Citadel Leisure Centre (Tel: 01292 294700) Location: South Harbour Street, Ayr Time: 7.00pm (public session 6.30pm-9.30pm)-8.00pm (year round), requires 50p for lockers. Notes: A pre-swim running session usually departs the foyer at 6.00pm for 40-60mins.
Sundays: Venue: Prestwick Baths (Tel: 01292 474015) Location: St. Ninians Park, Bellevue Rd, Prestwick Time: 4pm (private club session – 2 lanes only)-5pm (year round), requires 50p for lockers.
Open Water Swimming:
From about April to September we also train in open water at ‘Bookers Pond’ and occasional sessions in the sea. More info on these closer to them starting.
At the Monday Swim sessions in Trool Pool, it would be ideal if all swimmers could bring swim training equipment in a mesh bag. Key equipment should include: kick-board, pull buoy, paddles, fins and a bottle of water. More info and advice an be found in this file – Swim Training Equipment
Open Water Swimming
A key part of triathlon is open water swimming as many of our races take part in lakes, rivers, seas etc. For novices (and many experienced athletes) this can be quite daunting and challenging. The basic swimming skills transfer well from the pool to open water but there is etc equipement, cold water and many other challenges to face! For more info and advice, check out this file – A Guide to Open Water Swimming