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 training at specified session times. For safety, swimming is allowable only in pairs, wetsuits and 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, swimmers must swim with a partner and wear wetsuits.

Cost £5.00 per swim.

Session Times May 1st – 30th September 2018.

Monday 10am – 4.00pm

Tuesday 10am – 7.00pm.

Wednesday 10am – 4.00pm.

Thursday 10am – 4.00pm.

Friday 10am – 4.00pm.

Saturday 10am – 1.00pm.

Sundays 10am – 1.00pm.

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