Everything is better together!


Caversham Open Water Swim & SUP was set up at Caversham Lakes in 2020 to provide a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to get involved with open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding.

Over the last few years our numbers have continued to grow, seeing lots of new and regular faces coming down to the Lake each week. To support this we have created a group for our Swim & SUP community known as COWSS, this will be a fun and friendly group for likeminded individuals to connect and share their passion for open water, whether it’s open water swimming or stand up paddle boarding COWSS will bring everyone together.

The aim of this group is to encourage goals, friendships, health, fitness and good fun.

This group is accessible to all “types” of swimmers and paddle boarders, from leisure to competitive individuals.

Everyone has different reasons for swimming and stand up paddle boarding and should be encouraged to participate whatever they are. As some of the best forms of exercise, swimming & stand up paddle boarding have been shown to have numerous positive impacts on fitness and well-being.

So… whatever your experience or ability you can be a part of COWSS.

Join our COWSS group today and access exclusive benefits & discounts with a one-off joining fee of £20*. Once you have joined there are no further additional fees.

*Annual membership holders will automatically join COWSS with no joining fee required.

Benefits Include:

  • Access to our official COWSS Facebook group to connect with others.
  • Every member will receive a COWSS wristband to claim onsite discounts.
  • 20% off all water activities.
  • 20% off food & drink at Ava’s Café (excluding alcohol).
  • 20% off Swim & SUP events.
  • Up to 15% off Lake Shop.
  • Achievement patches to be earned throughout the year.
  • Monthly prizes to be won.
  • Exclusive COWSS Merchandise available to buy – Swim Caps, Hoodies & Bobble Hats.
  • Social events throughout the year.
  • COWSS Summer BBQ’s.
  • Please check that we are open before coming down to the lake as seasonal weather may affect opening times and days. Follow our social media for regular daily updates.