Open Water Swimming

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Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming

Box End Park welcomes all open water swimmers who are looking for a venue to carry out swim training. Note that our swim sessions are not suitable for people looking for a beach area to relax, or for the kids to have a splash around! Our lakes are spring fed, making the water incredibly clean and safe for swimmers. Our site is fully serviced with free & secure car parking, changing rooms and lockers. We have land and water based lifeguards present during all sessions. Rental wetsuits are available and cost £5 to hire!

Please kindly note from 1st January 2024 all swimmers must wear a brightly coloured swim cap and we strongly advise wearing a tow float on your person at all times whilst swimming. 

If you don't already have a tow float - you can buy your own Zone 3 float in Reception or hire one for £2.50!

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"Just wanted to say thank you for all the swim training sessions you put on. I started Open Water Swimming last year and love it - feel incredibly lucky to have Box End Park on my doorstep and amazing staff that organise, lifeguard and have reception open every week! Gorgeous venue, beautiful lakes and a real sense of swimming community!"

Open Water Swimming Rules:

  • You must be capable of swimming 750m without stopping.
  • You must not have any medical condition (such as heart disease, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes) which may impact your ability to safely partake in open water swimming. If you are unsure, please seek the advice of a GP.
  • You must check in at the Box End Park Reception before each swim and ensure you understand the session timings and which lake to use.
  • You must wear a brightly coloured swim cap and we strongly advise wearing a tow float on your person at all times whilst swimming.
  • Goggles and wetsuits are optional but recommended.
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