Our swimming is only available for those who are happy to swim 400m unaided, without stopping (16 lengths of a standard pool). You must be at least 18 years of age.
Our set up consists of two triangular courses set one inside the other, this is separated from the hire by a line of buoys. These two Triangles are 800m and 400m.
To swim you will have to have a bright swim hat or tow float and be either a member or registered and booked for PAYG in advance.
Opening Times for 2023
April (from the 1st)
9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
8am-5pm Tuesday and Saturday
9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
9am-6pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
September (including the 1st Oct)
As the season closes we will wind down to 9am-5pm
2024 Opening times are likely to be the same
Our winter 22/23 opening times are:
With extended opening through October at weekends and the school holiday
For any updates to our swimming please join the 'Lake 86 Open Water Swimmers' group on Facebook.
We are really excited to announce our SWIMPODIUM Timed Swims running not he first Wednesday of July and August this year.
The return of timed swims has been greatly requested since Covid stopped them 3 years ago but their return is bigger than ever, offering the same distances as before but the times recorded using Chip Timing.
400m - 750m - 1500m - 1900m - 3800m
Booking online essential, available up to 45 minutes before the start.
No membership required.