All,we have just been told by Essex Police that there has been a fatal road accident on Church Road this evening. The road including our entrance has been cordoned off, and i have been informed there is no prospect of that reopening before midday tomorrow at the earliest.
As such we have to cancel the four sessions we have scheduled for tomorrow. We believe we have texted and emailed all booked swimmers.
For those that do travel and have a wasted journey please accept our apologies for the exceptional circumstances.
We expect to be open as normal on Monday
We are now open, and very popular!
Please book here;
Before you book your swim make sure you have read this.
PEOPLE WHO CAN SWIM AT TRIFARM DURING CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
EXPERIENCED OPEN WATER SWIMMERS WHO ARE NEW TO TRIFARM, OR EXISTING TRIFARM SWIMMERS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR GREEN HAT MUST BOOK ONTO A SCHEDULED INDUCTION SESSION AND EARN A GREEN HAT BEFORE BOOKING ONTO A GENERAL SWIM SESSION. THE GREEN HAT IS THE KEY!
FOR THE GENERAL SWIM SESSIONS
AT THE FLAG
AFTER YOUR SWIM
Like us, you are all keen to get back in the lake asap. Whilst the current lockdown restrictions remain we feel it would be wrong to cause people to travel unnecessarily to Trifarm.
We are working on a socially distanced operations plan so that we are ready to go as soon as restrictions are relaxed. We will update further once the conclusions from the May 7th review have been announced.
If you had booked a space on the Introduction to Triathlon course, the Swim Runs in May or June, or the first Trifarm Double Header race then please get in touch and we will arrange a refund of your entry fee.
Bill, Ruth, and the Trifarm team
Whilst the current lockdown restrictions remain in place Trifarm will remain closed.
We are very keep to open up and get you all back in the water. We will do this as soon as we can, even if this means some restrictions and changes to how we operate to enforce social distancing.
It is still to early to talk about any prospective opening date. We will be shortly be contacting those of you who have booked into our Swim Runs, Introduction to Triathlon sessions, or our first Trifarm Double Header Race to sort refunds.
Well here is a non-stunning announcement. Trifarm will not be opening on April 18th. We like to be optimistic so lets assume that the current three week lockdown was enough to see restrictions lifted, it would mean that the 18th/19th would be the first available date for staff training which had been scheduled for April 4th/5th.
We are very keen to open, but will only open when we feel that it is responsible to do so.
So all you Trifarmers keep well and we will update you as soon as we can.
Ruth & Bill
We are following guidance from official sources in continuing towards the open water swimming season in April. Presently this is as follows;
“There’s no need to cancel or postpone your events at this time. Reassure your athletes, stakeholders and customers, building on the Public Health England principles. Remain mindful of guidance on infection control. Take sensible steps to discourage individuals work with flu-like symptoms from coming to a club or an event.”
Obviously this advice is under regular review and we understand Swim England and British Triathlon will be re-assessing matters later this week.
Hope to see you from April 18th
Bill & Ruth
Hi all, this is just a short note to say that for the first time in five years we are going to be raising the price of swimming at Trifarm in 2020. Trifarm has rarely broken even each season since it opened, the minimum wage rate is catching up with us and the wonderful Trifarm team have not had a pay rise for a couple of years, so we have to make a change.
For the 2020 season the prices will rise as follows;
• A single swim will rise by a £1 from £7 to £8
• A 10 swim pass will rise from £60 to £70
• A 2020 season pass will rise from £250 to £300
Existing unused 10 swim pass swims will be honoured in 2020. New 10 swim passes and 2020 season passes can now be purchased in the Trifarm store. We look forward to welcoming you back from April 18th.
See you at the lake!
Bill & Ruth