february, 2021

27feb - 28feb 279:00 amfeb 28Distance WeekendTraining weekend for those doing marathons swims in 2021.


Event Details

Dates and times: 27th February 2021, running from 9 am Saturday to 1 pm Sunday 1st March.

Senior Cost: £120.00

Juniors Cost: £60.00

We aim to provide a limited number of Junior places which will be priced at £60 for the weekend. However, Juniors will only be allowed to participate if a parent or guardian is present for the entire event.

Location: Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club, Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Rd, London SE18 4LX, UK

see below for details or contact us for more information.

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Applications are currently not open for 2021.

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What’s the KEY OBJECTIVE of the weekend?

To give those with a major swim booked for 2021 a chance to improve technique, get proper feedback on their stroke and set them up for a successful season. You will be swimming A LOT, going home buzzing and feeling fitter!

Who is it aimed at?

The weekend is tailored to a group of 20 max members of the BLDSA. Apply using the link above. Please note that priority will be given to those BLDSA members who are taking on Loch Lomond, Windermere or other BLDSA swims.

What you will get out of it?

Technique work, underwater filming, stroke feedback, skills sessions, speedwork, feeding and help with the mental side of marathon swimming. There will be a mixture of both pool-based work and classroom sessions.  You will be guaranteed lots of swimming and you don’t even have to fly abroad to do the sessions!

A coach during the 2020 weekend.  

Chris Malpass 

Chris is a real swimmers’ swimmer – he lives and breathes the sport and is actively involved at every level – from a coach through to competitor.

As a youngster, Chris was selected to compete at an international level for both Great Britain and for England. In 2014, Chris successfully competed at the World Masters Swim Championships in Canada. Chris achieved top 10 positions in all his pool and open water races, including three top 5 finishes. Chris spends much of his time open water swimming and has held several records and titles within the UK, including the arduous BLDSA Champion of Champions (South) race held in Dover, which he has won on two occasions.

An impressive background in coaching combined with a BSc in Sports Science means that Chris is superbly placed to advise on stroke analysis and correction for all levels of swimmer with the emphasis on enjoyment and remaining injury-free.


27 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 28 (Sunday) 1:00 pm GMT


Charlton Lido

Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club, Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Rd, London SE18 4LX, UK


Chris Malpasscmalpass@hotmail.com