In addition to the pool sessions we run throughout the year, during Summer (typically May to the September) we also run open-water swimming (OWS) sessions.

A few things you should know before you attend one of our OWS sessions:

  • OWS sessions are for club members only – for safety reasons, prospective members cannot attend
  • You should (as a minimum) be confident swimming at least 400m non-stop
    • If you are new to OWS or lack confidence, please let the Safety Officers on the day know and they will buddy you up with a more experienced swimmer
  • Tow floats and hats are mandatory, wet suits are optional (although advised)
  • This is an uncoached session
  • Sign-up is required

Our OWS sessions take place at Queenford Lake. There is plenty of parking there.

We require 1 Safety Officer per session – if these are not in place then the session cannot go ahead. You can volunteer to be a Safety Officer by signing up via the Calendar (as with sign-up for our other sessions). If those attending OWS sessions regularly volunteer twice in the season, and those who swim occasionally volunteer once, then we will have enough cover.