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. All swims must be pre-booked.

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.

Sauna

The Swanwick Seals Sauna is lit on weekend mornings in the winter

Click here to find out more

Please note that at times divers may be in the water at the same time as swimmers. This is never the case on weekend morning sessions or the first session of the day on weekdays. Swimmer/diver numbers permitted are adjusted to reflect this.

SWIM TIMETABLE

DayDAY SWIM TIMESEVENING SWIM TIMESPADDLEBOARDINGSCUBA DIVING
Monday
09:00-16:00Available on requestAvailable on request
Tuesday 09.00-12:00Available on requestAvailable on request
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00Available on request11:00-16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:0015:15 - 16:1511:00-16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00Available on request11:00-16:00
Saturday08.30 - 10.4515:45-16:30Available on request10:45 - 16:00
Sunday08.30 - 10.4515:45-16:3015:45 - 16:3010:45 - 15:30

Please pre book your swim online

LAKE TEMPERATURE

centigrade (1)

21.5°c

31/05/24

 

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). All swims must be pre-booked.

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

Male and Female changing facilities with lockers & showers.  There is also a unisex toilet and a disabled toilet on site. Please pay attention to information on showering after swimming.

Parking

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

Food and Catering

Café in reception area (with indoor seating at the end of the building) offers hot and cold drinks and food, including soup, toasties, jacket potatoes, bacon rolls, burgers and more.

Water Quality

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

Sauna

The Swanwick Seals Sauna is lit on weekend mornings in the winter

Click here to find out more

 

Please note that at times divers may be in the water at the same time as swimmers. This is never the case on weekend morning sessions or the first session of the day on weekdays. Swimmer/diver numbers permitted are adjusted to reflect this.

SWIM TIMETABLE

DAY SWIM TIMES

DAYDAY TIMESEVENING TIMES
MONDAY9:00 - 12:00
(1 hr sessions)
TUESDAY9:00 - 12:00
(1 hr sessions)
WEDNESDAY9:00 - 16:00
(1 hr sessions)
THURSDAY0900 - 16:00
(1 hr sessions)
FRIDAY9:00 - 16:00
(1 hr sessions)
SATURDAY08:30 - 10:45
(45 min sessions)
15:45 - 16:30
(45 min session)
SUNDAY8:30 - 10:00
(45 min sessions)
15:45 - 16:30
(45 min session)

Please pre book your swim online

Other swimming times available for group or club swimming upon request (subject to availability)

LAKE TEMPERATURE

centigrade (1)

21.5°c

31/05/24

OPEN WATER SWIMMING NEWS

SWIMMING SESSIONS - £7.50 per person

Please Note: Block swims are for one person only use.

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.

 

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.

CHOOSE YOUR LAKE ACTIVITY...

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