OPEN WATER SWIMMING

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

The lake is open for swimmers for open water swimming and triathlon training. Tow-floats and swim hats are required when the water temperature is below 15 ° or after sunset (lights also required after sunset). It is recommended you wear a wetsuit while swimming in the lake in colder months.

The size of the lake is larger as the size of an Olympic size swimming pool. With Beach-style sloped entry. Orange buoys mark a ~100m loop which can be swum clockwise, swimmers can swim in the middle or at the edges of the lake.

Parking

Individual swimmers must please park in the lower car park (at the back of Andark), this is approximately a 300m walk, follow signs up the lane. Please parents do not drop off your children at the Lake.   Disabled Parking is available on site, please notify us if require assistance.

Food and Catering

Small café in reception area offers hot and cold drinks, soup and simple snacks, pizza, jacket potatoes, bacon rolls etc.

Water Quality

The water is tested regularly and the lake is filled up by its own bore hole.

SWIM TIMETABLE

DayDAY SWIM TIMESEVENING SWIM TIMESPADDLEBOARDINGSCUBA DIVING
Wednesday09:00 - 17:0017:00-18:30
(Set dates only)
Thursday08:00 - 15:0015:15 - 16:15
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday7.45 - 10.4516:00-16:4510:45 - 16:00
Sunday08.30 - 10.00 (45 min slots) 15:30 - 16:3010:45 - 15:30

Please pre book your swim online

Other swimming times available on request for a group of 6 or more swimmers.

LAKE TEMPERATURE

centigrade (1)

15.1°c

The lake is open for swimmers for open water swimming and triathlon training. It is recommended you wear a wetsuit while swimming in the lake in colder months. Tow floats & swim caps are required when water temperature is below 15°C or after sunset (lights also required after sunset).

The lake is the size of an Olympic swimming pool with Beach type entry. Orange buoys mark a ~100m loop which can be swum clockwise, and swimmers can swim in the middle or at the edges of the lake.

Changing facilities are open

Male and Female changing facilities and lockers in new purpose built building. Changing Rooms have re-opened with restricted numbers due to Social Distancing for ‘Covid 19’ . Swimmers should come ready to swim and use changing rooms after or continue with beach type changing.  There is a Male/Female & disabled toilet open.

Parking

Individual swimmers must please park in the lower car park (at the back of Andark), this is approximately a 300m walk, follow signs up the lane. Please do not drop off at the Lake.   Disabled Parking is available on site, please notify us if require assistance.

Food and Catering

Small café in reception area offers hot and cold drinks, soup and simple snacks, jacket potatoes, bacon rolls, burgers etc.

Water Quality

The water is tested regularly and the lake is filled up by its own bore hole.

SWIM TIMETABLE

DayDAY SWIM TIMESEVENING SWIM TIMESPADDLEBOARDINGSCUBA DIVING
Wednesday09:00 - 17:0017:00-18:30
(Set dates only)
Thursday08:00 - 15:0015:15 - 16:15
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday7.45 - 10.4516:00-16:4510:45 - 16:00
Sunday08.30 - 10.00 (45 min slots) 15:30 - 16:3010:45 - 15:30

Please pre book your swim online

Other swimming times available on request for a group of 6 or more swimmers.

LAKE TEMPERATURE

centigrade (1)

15.1°c

OPEN WATER SWIMMING NEWS

SWIMMING SESSIONS - £7.00 per person

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Open water swimming experience is recommended, and is required when water temperature is below 15°. The lake is not lifeguarded. If you are new to Cold Water swimming, please read the advice given on the Cold Water Swimming Page. 

Our Staff might have to carry out Diving Safety Work at times.

Arrive 10 minutes before your start time. Parking is in main Andark Car Park behind the pool and then short walk up the Lane.

Changing rooms are open for restricted numbers. Please adhere to social distancing and give priority to those getting changed after their swim

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Open water swimming experience is recommended, and is required when water temperature is below 15°. The lake is not lifeguarded. If you are new to Cold Water swimming, please read the advice given on the Cold Water Swimming Page. 

Our Staff might have to carry out Diving Safety Work at times.

Arrive 10 minutes before your start time. Parking is in main Andark Car Park behind the pool and then short walk up the Lane.

Changing rooms are open for restricted numbers. Please adhere to social distancing and give priority to those getting changed after their swim

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