Lower Swallow Lake
Open Water Swimming

PAYG Open Water Swimming

This 125 metre, 12ft deep lake is open for swimming all year round, only narrowing our opening times when daylight hours are reduced during winter months

A perfect place as an introduction to open water swimming & triathlon.  

We offer open water swimming induction either 1-1 or as a group & Triathlon training days

Charge: £7 per 1 hour session

Block bookings available 10 sessions for £60

Booking must be made in advance 

All you need to know 

A brightly coloured swim hat is mandatory for all

 You must be able to swim 400 metres confidently 

Please swim anti-clockwise around the outside of the buoys – 1 lap is 175 metres

Bring your own swimwear, towels and during winter months plenty of warm layer for after the swim 

The carpark is shared with the Play Barn where children will be visiting. When changing please be sensitive of this. We offer a changing area which we encourage you to use.

You can secure your belongings in your car and leave your keys with our staff 

We are open 7 days a week, with reduced days/hours during winter months 

Paddle boarding

Launch your own craft in the lake – 1 hour slots available to book

What you need to bring 

Wetsuit boots / water shoes Buoyancy aid 


Warm clothes for afterwards

Charge: £7 per 1 hour session – Block bookings available 10 bookings for £60

Booking must be made in advance 

Paddle with your Pooch 

Swim in the lake with your four legged friend 

Allwe ask is you have be curtious to other dogs and their owners and pick up after your dog 

Charge: £7 per 1 hour slot 

Block bookings available 10 sessions for £60

Booking must be made in advance 

Introduction to Triathlon 

Have you booked your first triathlon, want to train for a triathlon but don’t know where to start or what to expect then this informal introduction to triathlon is for you 

9am – 1pm 

Swim: Introduction to open water swimming, sighting & mass starts

Transitions 1&2 – what kit you need, how to set this up 

Bike: 10 mile bike ride around country lanes 

Run: a 2.6 mile trail run in beautiful woodlands

Soft drinks & cake included – bring your own pack lunch 

May 29th & July 10th 2022 – £25pp 


Payment information

We use GoCardless to process all payments – They are a global leader in account-to-account payments, making it easy to collect monthly or one-off payments directly from your bank account. if you pay as you go, GoCardless stores your bank details and uses this each time you book onto a session not as monthly payment.