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Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming is a truly different experience from the pool, and one all swimmers should try at least once!

Without the confines of lane ropes or walls, it’s liberating, adventurous and unique.

Most people find the freedom and lack of chemicals so invigorating they can’t help coming out of the water feeling happy and relaxed, so whether you are experienced or new to this fast-growing sport, come and enjoy the best open water swimming experience at Caversham Lakes.

Swim Course

We have three swim courses marked out across the lake from 400m, 750m & 1500m.

Please note: All swimmers (including wetsuit swimmers) must use a swim tow float on the 1.5km swim course.

Key Information

  • All sessions must be booked online – we cannot accept walk-ins without a booking.
  • Waivers must be completed online before arrival – this only needs to be done once each year.
  • You must be a competent swimmer and confident in the water.
  • Please enter and exit the water at the specified areas and stay within the designated swim route unless instructed otherwise by a member of staff.
  • We recommend that you wear suitable swim goggles.
  • All swimmers must wear a bright coloured swim hat so we can easily see you in the water.
  • Non-wetsuits swimmers must use a swim tow float at all times.
  • All swimmers (including wetsuit swimmers) must use a swim tow float on the 1.5km swim course.
  • Not everyone swims at the same speed. Be aware of slower swimmers and swim clear of anyone slower than you.

Opening Times

OPEN 7 DAYS (INCLUDING ALL BANK HOLIDAYS)

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

DAYS TIMES
Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

DAYS TIMES
Monday 12:00pm – 2:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 10:00am
12:00pm – 2:00pm
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm – 2:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 10:00am
12:00pm – 2:00pm
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 12:00pm – 2:00pm
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

DAYS TIMES
Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm

*Opening & closing times subject to change based on weather conditions and seasonal daylight savings.

Pricing

OPEN WATER SWIMMING – 1 HOUR SESSION

ADULT JUNIOR
£6.00 £4.00
10 SWIM PASS (SAVE £8!)
£52.00
SWIMMING MEMBERSHIP (UNLIMITED SWIMS)
ANNUAL MONTHLY
£300.00 £30.00
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  • 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.

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