Open Water Swimming

We are open May 1st to Sun Oct 2 .
From that date All activities are exclusively bookable through our online bookiing system, which contains availability, prices, times and other essential information


Open water swimming

Open Water Swimming has a long and colourful history dating back as far as 36BC, when the Japanese organised the first open water races. The Romans held high-profile races in the Tiber, when thousands would crowd along the banks to watch and cheer. Although marathon races had been held for over a hundred years it was not until 1986 that FINA, swimming’s world governing body, officially recognised the event again and added it to the international competition calendar..
Our lake is available for Open Water Swimming at specified session times. For safety reasons, waterwear suitable to the weather and water conditions must be worn, a tow float must be used and brightly coloured swimcaps must be worn. Participants must be able able to swim at least 100mts and be comfortable in open water.
The Swim Course is triangular, swimming anti clockwise, marks are set at approx 1.2mts of depth. Length of course is approximately 600 mts.
Showers and changing are available in main building
Swimmers must pre book the session , park in main car park , register arrival in main building for an update of prevailing weather and water conditions and sign out on completion of the swim

Open May-September, opening times for the various activities are shown on the booking site
Opening is dependent on prevailing weather conditions and water temperature .

Bishopton Lake is for water sports only and shared boundaries with the farmer means that no Dogs are allowed.

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