Nothing in this world is free, and getting fit is a big business. This post will provide a guide to what costs you can expect per swim, run, cycle.
I am not including costs for showers or travel to/from location.
- Swimming Shorts/Costume – £15
- Goggles – £10 (from Decathlon)
- Anti-Fog Spray – £5 (from Amazon)
- Towel – £5 (from anywhere)
- Wet Kit Bag – £5 (from Decathlon)
- Bag – £5 (from Decathlon)
All based on my local pool
- £3.75 per swim off-peak (lunchtime session)
- £4.25 per swim peak (evening, weekends)
My local pool has refundable lockers
Breakdown of costs:
I already had swimming shorts which are probably 5-10 years old and they are fine.
Most of the kit required does not wear, so let’s say is good for 100 swims.
The anti-fog spray is optional but makes a huge difference, and is good for 50 swims.
- Shorts – 15p per session
- Goggles – 10p per session
- Towel and bags – 15p per session
- Anti-fog spray – 10p per session
Swimming is normally the event that people think costs the most, and is the least accessible but strictly speaking from a costs point of view it is relatively cheap.
Even using a peak swim the total session cost is £4.75 per session.