SUMMER PROGRAMME: Open Water Swimming at Shepperton Lake

Date: April / May  September
The club has direct links with Shepperton Lake (Directions). The lake is open from April / May to late September. They have a 400m and 750m course set in a stunning lake beside Desborough Island Sailing club. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. You can run around the outside of the lake on the 1.5km trail run.

The lakes opening times are as follows:
Monday: 17:30 – 20:30
Wednesday: 06:30 – 09:00 & 17:30 – 20:30
Saturday & Sunday:  07:00 – 11:00

Swims are £5 and you must fill in a form via their website prior to the start of each season for the lake’s own health and safety policy.

FREE swimming on a Monday evening for those attending the clubs coached session with a valid FULL membership card. Free Saturday morning (May to August / September) with a valid FULL membership card

NB: You need proof of FULL membership with a valid membership card.

BTF LEVEL 2 Coached Monday Nights

Members have the opportunity once a week to have access to our own BFT level 2 coach to help improve their open water swimming such as sighting, drafting, turning, or basic technique development. Each session is ability based and is as follows:


Session one: Developmental

Focus: swim technique & open water skills & confidence.

Ability guide: 7mins + for 400m pace

Session two: Improvers

Focus: speed & endurance

Ability guide: sub 6-7mins for 400m pace

Session three: Advanced

Focus: speed / close group swimming

Ability guide: sub 5.45mins for 400m pace

NB: Sessions are FREE for full VTC members. Places are limited to 15 for session one & 20 for session two. Associate members can attend for £5 & must inform committee prior to attending the session

WINTER PROGRAMME:  – Pool based 
Many members currently use their own gym pool during the winter to conduct their personal swim training. The committee are currently working to enable full membership to use a local Masters swim classes to improve their swim technique, stamina and speed over the winter months.

Date: November – March

When & where: to be confirmed.

Session: Master swimming. Members will received discount off these sessions throughout the winter months to continue their swimming development