- Our beautiful and inviting lake is the perfect location for a swim!

Dates for your diary:
Every Wednesday and Friday OPEN 17:30 - 20:00
EVERY Saturday & Sunday 07:00 - 10:00

Once your swim is booked - Turn up anytime between 06:45 - 09:45 weekends for your swim

PLEASE NOTE: if you have not pre booked your swim we cannot guarantee entry to the lake

Join in on one of the most popular sports in the country! Open Water swimming boasts both physical and mental health benefits to people of all ages and abilities! We offer 3 distances to follow in the form of a 200m, 400m, and 800m (weather and water temperature dependent)

Open Water Swimming Rules

All swimmers must wear a brightly coloured swim cap. We have caps available to purchase if you do not have one.

All swimmers must have signed and submitted a waiver prior to your session . (This will be attached to your confirmation email!)

All swimmers must check in with HLAC staff and receive a band. You must return your band and checkout at the end of your session before leaving site.

Children aged 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18 in the water on a 1 adult : 1 child ratio. Young persons aged 16-18 may swim alone, but must have an adult over 18 present on site for the duration of the session.

Please follow the swim course in an anti-clockwise direction and go around the outside of the markers.

Please refrain from using back stroke as this our signal for assistance from the safety team.

Key Beginner Advice

If you are new to open water swimming please ask for support and guidance if you need it. We are here to support you.

Take your time to prepare for before and after your swim. A prepared swimmer is a happy swimmer!

Wrap your kit in some warm (not hot) water bottles. This means your kit will be nice and toasty for when you get out.

Swim with a wetsuit or without. You are still an amazing outdoor swimmer.

Prepare your breathing and focus on slowing your out breath.

Enter the water at a steady pace and don't rush.

Splash the neck, face and wrists with water.

You do not need to put your head under the water if you are not comfortable.

Take a "Dips not distance" approach.

Listen to your body and swim your own swim.

Get out of the water knowing you could have done more.

How you feel will depend on many variables (stress levels, sleep, alcohol consumption, hydration and nutrition, hormone levels, illness or injury) So be kind to yourself.

Avoid hot showers/bath/car heaters after your swim. Your body needs to warm gradually from the inside out.