Thursday 22 April 2010

Suffolk Open Water Swimming - Felixstowe 2010

Above: Training area from The Fludyer Arms Hotel Beach to Felixstowe Pier (1.5KM each way - 3KM Total).

Above: Close up of the beach and location of Fludyer Arms Hotel. There is car parking along the front as can be seen.

Above: Felixstowe Pier, the turning point for the swim back to the Fludyer Arms Hotel beach.

During my 2007 & 2008 English Channel swim training sessions, as well as travelling to Dover each weekend, I did in fact train in Felixstowe, Suffolk which is only 45 miles from where we live as opposed to 145 miles to Dover. I swum from The Fludyer Arms Hotel beach to the pier and back, a swim of 3KM round trip.

Following many hits on our website for people looking for "Suffolk Open Water Swimming" and similar, Beccy and I are now going to train regularly at this location. If anyone would like to join us, we will be starting this Sunday morning, April 25th at 11.00am for an initial "dip". We will meet on the Fludyer Arms Hotel Beach at about 10.45am.

If anyone would like to join us whether you are training for the channel or any other open water swim, or even if you are a Triathlete who wants to train in the open water with like minded people, please feel free to join us. It is important to stress that this is not an organised event, and all swimmers will be swimming at their own risk, so should be confident swimmers and able to swim in the sea without supervision.

Call me on 07887 711333 or e-mail me at if you have any questions or would like to join us, or join our Facebook group at:-

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