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These are a series of swims throughout winter, we do recommend that these swims are only suitable for experienced open water swimmers, if you are new to open water swimming then we strongly recommend that you book on to one of our coached sessions first.

These sessions will be tow float compulsorily, even if you are wearing a wetsuit. The 300m course will be open as well as the training area, which we suggest you use if you are struggling with the temperature. We will have a warm drink ready for you at the end of your swim.

Changing rooms and showers are available.

Cost: Includes a warm drink.

  • Per Swim: £8
  • Wetsuit hire: £7

(Block passes from our general swims cannot be used)


  • Sunday 30th October 2022
  • Every Sunday in November
  • December Onwards TBC
  • Please note, whilst we hope to run this swim each week, it does depend on enough people attending, we’ll be
  • For Open Water Swimming, you must request a refund through EOLA and notify the centre via watersportscentre@scll.co.uk of your wish to cancel no later than 72 hours prior to your booking
  • We cannot manually transfer your session to another day, you need to request a refund 72 hours prior to your booked session
  • We have a very small team and our time is spent mainly outside teaching, therefore we ask that you do not contact us via social media or emails requesting changes to sessions or cancellations. All requests need to be made through watersportscentre@scll.co.uk 72 days hours prior
  • We recommend that if you are unsure about committing to a swim, wait until the day to book. We will do our best to fit everyone in

12-16-year-olds MUST swim with a competent adult (1 adult per 2 children in close proximity). The exception to this is if you can provide a signed letter from a swimming coach (i.e Squad ability) that the child is suitable to train in open water, then that child can swim without an adult, this needs to be agreed upon prior to the session and an adult must be ‘on-site’.

Must be able to swim 300m of any stroke continuously in open water.

Must bring and use a Tow Float – We do sell Swim Secure Tow Floats on site for £20

Brightly coloured Swim Hat.

MUST have filled in the question pack after booking online and provided us with emergency contact details and agreed to our terms and conditions/health commitment statement.

We have both Male and Female changing rooms with showers, plus two accessible toilet/changing rooms with showers.

We have a number of lockers inside the facility to store your belongings, the majority of our lockers take a £1 coin (return)

  • We have a limited number of spaces available in our car park, on swim days the barrier will be up so just drive through. Please only park in designated spaces.
  • If you are a paying customer at the Watersports Centre, you can park next door in the ‘Whitbread’ Car Park attached to the beefeater. If you do park in this car park you’ll need to scan the QR code on-site to register your car for the session. This is free to use but you must register your car, failing to do so may result in a fine.