Open Water Swimming

East Yorkshire's Premier Triathlon Club

Open Water Swimming @Billabong Watersport & Caravan Site

Billabong The Home Of The Barracudas

Billlabong is the main meeting point for Barracudas. This has a long standing tradition of being the main training venue where many members cycle up before the swimming session. With an average of 15-25 miles each way its a perfect start to your training session.

Members not only have access to the clear waters of Billabong which has the perfect distances for all triathlon events it also boasts a great 4 mile training run along to the river Hull and back.

Many members will ride upto billabong have a swim and run followed by a warming cuppa and generally swap stories of events they have done or are intending to do. Its the perfect place for any beginner to get that all important confidence being able to chat to athletes of all standards from Great Britain competitors to Ironman Competitors. 

Swimming Starts: 6th May 2024

Monday evenings 18.00-19.30hrs

Wednesday evenings 18.00-19.30hrs

Costs £5 for Members and £6 for Non-Members

Link to Web Site

Billabong Water Sports Center
Hempholme Bridge
East Yorkshire
YO25 8NA

Other Open Water Venues Available   

1.Welton Waters.

The venue is open all year round but has different opening times depending upon time of season - see website link for more details.

It has two main swim sessions  Sat 8am until 10am and the OWS club main session 5pm - 7pm on a wednesday (from April - September) 

Costs - £5 per swim  - The club runs a discount loyalty card scheme where every 10th swim is free.

For directions and any additional information see Link to Web Site 


2. Allerthorpe Lakeland Park.

Swim Sessions   Tues- Fri  9.00am - 10.00am.     Sat&Sun 9.00am - 10.30am.     Mon and Wed evenings 5pm - 7.30pm  available from Mon 3rd April until Wed 18th October

Note :- The club requests that all swimmers wear a bright coloured caps for safety reasons.  

Costs - £6 per swim  - Membership to the OWS club is £30 with discounted swims priced at £4 and a 10% discount in the cafe.  

For directions and any additional information see Link to Web Site


3. Eight Acre Lake - Dive Site

Swim sessions   Wed & Thurs  10.00am - 16.30am.     Sat & Sun 9.00am - 16.30am.  Swims need to be booked on line via their website prior to your swim session.

Costs - £8 per 2 hour swim  -   Note: Pricing plans are available for regular swimmers see web site for details 

For directions and any additional information see Link to Web Site - (awaiting notification to add link) 

Coached Open Water training is now available throughout the summer season with our very own swimming coach Lucy Khan.

The costs are £7 for a 1hour session and you will need a wet suit and tow float if you have one (they can by borrowed for the session if needed)

The sessions will focus on technique, group swimming, following feet, sighting.

For more details on individual sessions look out for notifications put out by Lucy on the Barracuda training whats app group or the Barracuda facebook page.