The Club is operated by its Members on an all-inclusive fees basis. Membership gives access to a wide range of coached and uncoached swimming, biking, and running sessions. Being located in Hampton gives us the opportunity to make use of some of the excellent nearby training facilities such as Hampton Open Air Pool, Richmond and Bushy Parks, and the varied biking terrain of the Surrey Hills. We have a team of coaches who are well qualified to British Triathlon Association (BTA) Levels 1, 2 and 3.
to take part in the swim sessions you must be able to complete at least 100m front crawl to a reasonable standard. If you are a non-swimmer or cannot complete a few lengths of front crawl let us know – we can introduce you to some great swim teachers who will have you ready to join the training after a couple of sessions.
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Tuesday (8.00pm-9.30pm winter and 8.30pm-10.00pm summer) and Thursday (7:45pm-9:00pm) at Hampton Open Air Pool (HOP)
Let the reception know you are with Thames Turbo, and they will let you in. You need to bring a £1 coin as locker deposit.
Other Swim Sessions: During the Winter months an additional weekly Hampton Pool uncoached swimming session is included on Saturday mornings.. During the Summer months an additional weekly open water swimming session is also included in full membership (not included in two-week trial, although you can pay your own entry) on Saturday mornings in a local lake.
If you’re on a two week trial and wish to start with one of the coached pool swim sessions, introduce yourself to one of the swim coaches at the end of the pool when you get there. They will help you work out which lane will be best for you to swim in. The slower lanes will have more direct coaching. The faster lanes work on a tougher programme.
Sunday Club Ride
There is a weekly uncoached bike ride every Sunday, usually with a turnout of between 10-30 members of varying abilities. We meet at 8.30am in the road just opposite the entrance to Hampton Open Air Pool. Free street parking is available. The ride usually lasts 3-3.5 hours and covers approximately 60 km. We either head towards Windsor or into Surrey Hills. If the group is big enough, we may split into two or even three separate groups of similar riding ability.
Please be aware that most if not all riders will be on racing road bikes. You must wear a helmet and bring equipment for self sufficiency - mobile phone, money and spare inner tubes/pump in case of punctures.
Monday Turbo Training
There is one 90 minute turbo training session (using your own bike as a stationary trainer) held at the The Studio, Hampton Open Air Pool. You can borrow a club turbo trainer if you need one but you will need to bring your own bike.
Wednesday Track (7.30 - 8.30), St Mary’s College Athletics Track, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX.
Monday Core/Circuits (8.00 - 9.00pm) Dera Hall, Chertseydene walk, just off Gladstone Avenue, Twickenham
The sessions above are the formal ones. Members organise many more informal sessions between themselves.