October Half Term and Christmas 2017 session times


Groups 2 – 4

No swimming on Monday 23rd October and Wednesday 25th October (Half term).

Last lesson for 2017 on Monday 18th December.

Lessons resume on Monday 8th January 2018

Groups 5 – 6

Group 5 and 6 can swim with Junior coaching on a Monday and Wednesday during half term and holidays at 7:00- 8:00pm.

They can also swim on a Friday at 6:30pm – 7:30pm and on a Sunday at 6:00pm -7:00pm.

Term time lessons resume Monday 8th January 2018

Please note that during holidays coaching groups swim 30 minutes earlier during the week.

Christmas Timetable

Friday 22nd December – 5:30 – 7:30pm

Sunday 24th December – CLOSED

Monday 25th December – CLOSED

Wed 27th December 4:30 – 5:30pm

Friday 29th December 4:30 – 5:30pm

Sunday 31st December – CLOSED

Monday 1st January – CLOSED

Wednesday 3rd January 7:00 – 9:00pm

Friday 5th January 5:30 – 7:30pm

Sunday 7th January 5:00 – 7:00pm

Please note that during holidays coaching groups swim 30 minutes earlier during the week.

Mixed weather for open water swimming event


Suffolk Free Press 07/08/14

Whitlingham Lake Open Water swim 1

A Hadleigh Dolphins team entered the open water swim at Whitlingham, Norfolk, which took place in sunshine and storms.

Head coach Alex Deal swam in the 3k event in a time of 58.49. This was followed by three swimmers making their debut in the 800m, Violet Salway (time 19.56), Elizabeth Stewart (16.09), and James Preedy (17.47), all swimming with the benefit of sunshine.

William White, in the first wave of the 1500m, set off with the dark clouds forming, but managed to finish in a time of 28.04, closely followed by Isobel Field (29.07).

Wave two began with a rumble of thunder, with Finlay Kirk first back in a time of 23.05, followed by Ben Olive (26.05) and Geraint White (30.16).

Wave three set off, but was abandoned due to the electric storm, swimmer Jasmine Hayward was brought back in a safety boat.

Finlay Kirk and Ben Olive both came third in their age group for Suffolk, an excellent achievement for the club.