Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

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April – July | Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8pm 

Plunge into the open water for an invigorating swim. Challenge yourself with our 750m swimming course, or take it easy on the 400m circuit. Fully marked course, with water safety cover. Changing rooms, hot showers and toilets are available.

On a Wednesday evening Open Water Swimming runs alongside Twilight Club

  • Make it a family occasion - we also provide a BBQ – all you need to do is bring your own food.
  • Car parking charges apply
  • £3.50 per session
  • Wetsuit hire is available at £4 per wetsuit
  • Age 8 – 16, swimmers must have a parent or guardian onsite for the duration of the activity

Read our What to Bring Guide and FAQs for further information. 

We monitor the water quality of our lake to ensure the safety of our customers. This involves testing its PH levels. Should the levels be slightly higher or lower than the guidelines for prolonged exposure, we display clear notices in the reception area in the activity centre. When levels are a little high, this may trigger a small reaction for eczema sufferers, and may also cause the skin to feel dry. This can be mitigated through the use of moisturiser and barrier creams.

On occasions Open Water Swimming may have to be cancelled, and this will be advertised via our social media pages. 

For any queries contact the team at the activity centre on 0118 934 4424.


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Starlight Swim

6 June, 4 July | 9:30pm start | DAC | from £20

Enjoy a swim under the stars, swimmers have individual lighting and distances are 750m or 1500m. 

Open water swimming