VO2 Max Open Water Swim Training 2024

VO2 Max Open Water Swim Training 2024

Information and registration

2 May 2024 -
18 July 2024

VO2Max Open Water Swim training 2024

Open Water Swimming

2nd May - 18th July 2024

VO2 Max Open water swimming Training at QE2 lake, Woodhorn, on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm, commencing Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Online pre-registration for the 2024 season is now closed. However, if you are interested in swimming, please visit the VO2 max registration desk by the lakeside to complete a paper form.

Sign in is from 5.45pm at the VO2 desk on the lakeside; there is a simple procedure for signing in and out after swimming. A £4.00 fee is payable on the night.

Please do not enter the water or leave without signing in and out, as this may lead to un-necessary emergency action.

Who Can Take Part?

Anyone from Beginners, recreational swimmers, triathletes, and anyone wishing to improve their open water swimming.

Training is of mixed ability with various groups forming at the session. session lead swim around the marked swim course and there is also a longer distance group for those training for the long-distance events.

Some swimmers prefer to do their own session, it’s up to you, just enjoy the open water swimming experience. If you are a new to open water swimming, we recommend that you join in our session lead swim around the marked swim course.

Aged 15 or under before 31st December 2024?

For children aged 15 or under on 31st December 2024, we must have written parental consent and there must be a nominated adult swimmer who will be directly responsible for their wellbeing in the water (2 children max per adult). We must also insist that the children and the responsible adult swim together following the open water swimming guidelines.


Training is at your own risk, and you are responsible for your own safety. However, we do set guidelines for everyone to follow, which you should download from our Open water swim page on our website and read. VO2Max Open water swimming.

We can use the lake for a 1hr 30min period on Thursdays during the dates above. NO SWIMMING IS ALLOWED AT THE QE2 LAKE AT ANY OTHER TIME - please respect this condition.


Need a wetsuit? - our swim event partners ZONE3 can help!

Wetsuits are mandatory for our open water swimming sessions, and if you plan to enter any open water triathlons or challenge swims in the UK, you'll probably find you need a suit. It's a rare UK event where the water is warm enough for wetsuits to be unnecessary!

If you are considering buying or hiring a wetsuit, please visit our Swim Partner Zone 3. We can highly recommend their range of wetsuits and accessories.

 Event information
02 May 2024
18 July 2024
QE2 Lake
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Registration is closed

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VO2 Max Open Water Swim Training 2024

  • QE2 Lake
  • Woodhorn
  • England