We welcome Open water swimming at Cotswold Water Park Hire.
Our swimming is only available for those training for events or who enjoy long distance swimming.
You must be happy to swim 400m unaided (16 lengths of a standard pool).
We have a slightly un-orthodox set up which allows us to offer swimming all the time we are open, this sets us well apart from the competition as typically you can only swim early or late.
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
As with our boat hire, our Swim season runs from the Easter holidays until the end of September each year.
April Opening Times (4th Onwards)
9:30 - 4:30 (last entry at 4pm) 7 days a week
May Opening Times (2nd Onwards)
Monday - 9:30 am–5:00 pm (last entry 4:30pm out by 5pm)
Tuesday - 7:00 am–8:00 pm (last entry 7:30pm out by 8pm) Close 8:15pm
Wednesday - 9:30 am–5:00 pm (last entry 4:30pm out by 5pm)
Thursday - 9:30 am–8:00 pm (last entry 7:30pm out by 8pm) Close 8:15pm
Friday - 9:30 am–5:00 pm (last entry 4:30pm out by 5pm)
Saturday - 7:00 am–5:00 pm (last entry 4:30pm out by 5pm)
Sunday - 9:00 am–5:00 pm (last entry 4:30pm out by 5pm)
This season we have simplified our memberships to two options.
Pay as you go and unlimited swimming.
All swimmers must complete a form before swimming.
Pay As You Go
£5 each time you swim, simple as that.
On your first swim you will have to pay £10 as a 'Club Fee'. This goes towards admin and ongoing site improvement. Each season following the fee is only £5.
£100 - Swim any time we are open from 4th April to 30th Sept.
Swim 20 times or more in 6 months and you benefit.
For any more information on any of these please contact
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