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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.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age = 10 years old.

  • All participants must be competent swimmers and able to swim a minimum of 400m.

  • Children aged 10-16 years must have an adult (18+ years) with them in the water.

  • All swimmers must wear a bright coloured swim hat so we can easily see you in the water.
  • All non-wetsuits swimmers must wear a swim tow float at all times.

  • All swimmers (including wetsuit swimmers) must wear a swim tow float on the 1.5km swim course.

  • All participants must complete a waiver online. Participants aged 17 years and under must have a waiver completed by a parent or guardian (18+ years) and be added to their waiver as a minor.

  • NO ALCOHOL BEFORE ANY ACTIVITIES.

Key Information

  • Adult swim £6 per session.

  • 1 hour session.

  • Three swim courses (400m, 750m & 1500m)
  • We recommend that you wear suitable swim goggles.

  • Swim tow floats can be purchased online for £25.
  • RLSS trained water safety keeping a close eye on you throughout your swim.

  • Online bookings required – we cannot accept walk-ins without a booking.
  • Not everyone swims at the same speed. Be aware of slower swimmers and swim clear of anyone slower than you.

Swim Course

*Please follow our designated swim courses unless otherwise instructed by one of our water safety team.

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SESSION Times

PRESENT DAY – SEPTEMBER 2022

MONDAY | 10:00am – 8:00pm
TUESDAY | 7:00am – 8:00pm
WEDNESDAY | 10:00am – 8:00pm
THURSDAY | 7:00am – 8:00pm
FRIDAY | 10:00am – 8:00pm
SATURDAY | 7:00am – 8:00pm
SUNDAY | 7:00am – 6:00pm

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

Pricing

Adult Swim

£600
  • 16 & over

Junior Swim

£400
  • Under 16’s

10 Swim Pass

£5200
  • Save £8

Annual Membership

£30000
  • 12 months

Monthly Membership

£3000p/m
  • *Min 3 months
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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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