Football Fun SYTri Style

sw01Football fun at Walford College this morning as members practiced their sighting skills.

Sarah Willhoit reigns victorious as SY Open Water Sighting Champion 2015 having won a hard fought swim and retained the magnificent Golden Ball over a distance of 100m. She now keeps the Golden Ball as her trophy and probably her most prized possession.

Sarah and Tracey’s adventure down South……….

S&T01Here is what coaches Sarah Exon and Tracey Hayward had to say about the 3.8K River Arun Swim

Sarah sold this event as a holiday on the South Coast, with sunshine and ice-cream…..reality, freezing wind, grey cloud and £6 parking (being from the North/Midlands, we were not used to Southern prices!).

Thankfully during the safety briefing the weather gods let us glimpse a small patch of blue sky and a break in the cloud revealed the sun – the placebo effect now on board meant we even believed that the river was 15 degrees (understand that is the standard temperature for a river, ask Sam!).

So the water is a beautiful light aqua colour, going with the tide so fast flowing, sadly to Sarah’s peril from leaky goggles the fact that the water was salty soon led toS&T02 stinging eyes.

Phonetic mix of arms, legs, bodies, swim caps follows the blast from the klaxon, but apart from people bashing the swim was glorious, so fast as they started us off a bit late so it was almost at full flow – we will however take the times we achieved as a damn find result, both sub 1 hour for an Ironman swim distance:

Sarah 52:30 Tracey 55:40

S&T03A well organised event and would recommend it, especially if training for a sea swim, that salty taste is just odd……….plus for those with hair, it really wrecks havoc with the locks and don’t get us started on our taste pallets post swim.

We had a great time, even managed to get changed in what turned out to be a very popular car park with holiday makers without being arrested and dragging SYTRI’s name into the mud!

Good Times!

S & T

River Arun S & T still in holiday mode

Short film from today’s open water swim session

Charlotte Mountain

The following short video was taken from today’s open water swim session coached by Charlotte , one of our qualified ASA Level 2 open water swim coaches.

More information about these sessions can be found here



New Open Water Swim Course

SYTri’ Two Day Beginner Open Water Swim Course

Saturday, August 22, 2015 Lake04
Walford & North Shropshire College Baschurch Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom  SY4 2HL

Introduction to Our Two Day Open Water Swimming Weekend

This is an introduction to open water swimming for beginners. The water quality of the lake is of a high standard and tested by an independent company, and set in an ideal location.  We aim to give participants a safe and supportive experience and enable you to get swimming outdoors. If you have no prior knowledge or experience we will cover all of the basics and help you to develop, whatever your level of fitness or ability.

For more detailed information and full itinerary click here

Kyle wins individual freestyle

Shrewsbury Area Schools Swimming Gala 10/6/15KyleRuff01

SYTri member, Kyle Ruff won the individual freestyle, and was in 2 relay events, with his team winning both. His school team(St George’s) won overall and he got to lift the trophy as boys team captain! Kyle has worked hard to improve his swimming, and has been attending SYTri coached swimming sessions over the past year. Well done, Kyle!

Want to improve your swimming like Kyle, find out more about our junior swim sessions here.

Entries going well

image001-HEntries going well for the 2015 ‘JT Hughes’ Shrewsbury Sprint Tri & Quad, 150 places gone already so we thought you may want to see last years event video to get you in the mood.
If you want to ‘Be Part of It’ then use the link below, remember that there is also a team relay option.

Club events awarded event quality mark

11221610_659716330826278_2631367613977070800_nWow! Now both ‘Darwin’s Challenge’ & ‘Shrewsbury Sprint Tri’ events have been awarded Event Qualitymark. We must be doing something right!

Wednesday night river swim

River01We are intending to start our river swim sessions again on Wednesday 27th May (river conditions allowing). The session will be the same format as last year using the ‘JT Hughes Honda’ Shrewsbury Triathlon swim course, and will be from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The is a pre booked session only and is limited to numbers for your safety, email to book your place from next Thursday 21st.
If you know anyone who would be interested in this session please feel free to share this post with them. Also if you and them like this Facebook site you will get up to date information on the session