We are excited to announce that we have a new location this year for Total Swim Training open water swim sessions.  The sessions will start this Sunday (4th June) at 5pm.

Location: Fourways Quarry, Oakmere, Cheshire within easy access of Chester, Warrington and Liverpool.  Situated directly off the A556 between Sandiway and Oakmere. Nearest postcode is CW8 2HB.

Timings: Sessions will run as follows from Sunday 4th June until the end of August:

  • Sunday – 5-7 pm
  • Wednesday – 6-8 pm

Cost: Each session will cost £6.00 per person or full season membership is available for £75.00.

Essential kit: Wetsuits are required when the water temperature is below 18 degrees Celsius.  Brightly coloured swim hats are required at all times.

Junior swimming: (8-15 years old on day of swim) will be available for £5.00 per session. All juniors will be required to wear a wet suit. Those aged 8-11 years old must be accompanied with an adult in the water at all times. Those ages 12-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult on lakeside at all times.

We will not have changing or shower facilities available.

All swimmers will need to complete a disclaimer before their first swim. This will then remain valid for the remainder of the season. Disclaimers can be filled out at the venue or printed off and completed in advance (which would be very helpful!). Disclaimers are available to download here:

Junior Open Water Swimming

From Sunday 12th June, Total Swim Training will allow juniors to swim at Nunsmere Hall Lake during our swim sessions which are Sunday 5-7 pm, Wednesday 6-8pm.

After a number of enquiries from local schools, parents and triathlon clubs, we are really looking to have juniors swim at  Total Swim Training.

  • Cost is £3 per junior.
  • All juniors have to wear a wetsuit (the 20 degree rule doesn’t apply for children)
  • 8-11 year olds must be accompanied by an adult whilst swimming
  • 12-15 year olds can swim unaccompanied so long as they are affiliated with a local tri club or swim club and bring proof of this with you to registration
  •  We will also be offering adhoc coached Junior swim sessions through out the summer which will be advertised  on the website or facebook  in advance

Coached Swim Sessions

Join our Swim Coach Chris Malpass of UcanSwim on launchpartyWednesday 1st June for coaching to help improve your swimming. Coached swimming session will run from 6.30-7.30pm.

Wednesday’s swimming times are 6-8pm, changing facilities open from 5.45pm

huub logohuubsuitHaving HUUB at the launch party was such a great opportunity for people to try out the latest season’s wetsuits.  The feedback was that people would love for it to happen again so watch this space and we will try and get another demo day organised soon with the HUUB guys.

Dates and information will be put up on the website so keep an eye out.

launchpartyWith lots of people arriving shortly after 4.30pm, Nunsmere Lake was a hub of action and excitement.

There were swimmers of all ages, some people from triathlon groups and then people enjoying the water and freedom on their own. The 2 courses marked out with inflatable buoys, each 400m and 650m in distance, provided a tough challenge for some swimmers and a great training ground for others. With the water temperature almost tropical at 16 degrees, everyone had a great smile on their face whilst swimming and after. Read More

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New addition to Sunday’s launch, ‘Huub’ in conjunction with Chester retailer ‘Sail and Ski’ will be bringing their their full range of 2016 wetsuits  to try for FREE.


Total Swim Training are launching their open water swimming this Sunday 15th May.  Come down, have a swim or just come and see what we are about.  All welcome so bring the kids and the dog!

***SPECIAL OFFER – £99 Season Pass down to £60 until Sunday 22nd May***


We are launching Total Swim Training open water swimming on Sunday 15th May from 5pm onwards and we’d love you to come and join us!  The lake will be ready for swimming and there will be a hog roast along with live music from the ‘Ed Watts Swing Band’ and a licensed bar throughout the evening.

Bring your friends and family with you and make an evening of it.  Come and meet the team, take a look around and have a dip!

Launch party £10 per person – includes hog roast, live music and free swim

*Payable on entrance on the evening.

***SPECIAL OFFER – £99 Season Pass down to £60 including the launch party***


We are really excited to launch our new venture, Total Swim Training open water swim venue at Nunsmere Hall Hotel.  The venue offers a fantastic setting for sheltered swim training for all abilities.  Whether you want to just give it a go and try a few hundred metres or if you are training for Ironman or such like which requires miles of swim training then this is the perfect venue to train.

It is a great spot to bring the family as they can take a lovely walk around the lake whilst you train.  Make the most of having such a stunning venue right on your doorstep. Our weekly sessions run on a Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm and Sundays from 5pm to 7pm, simply turn up and swim.  You can either pay per session or you can purchase a season pass which allows you to swim as many times as you like at the Total Swim Training sessions each week.

We hopefully look forward to seeing you down at the lake soon!