Open Water Swimming

Open water, outdoor, wild swimming in ponds, lakes, river, sea, lidos, basins, lochs and other waters in and around London, Home Counties & beyond. Clubs, classes, coaching, open water swim events, triathlon competition venues and training for adults and children, free swimming & membership. Information & advice, magazine, tuition, holidays, adventures, coaches, open water kit & supplies.

    Great SwimFeatured
    For over 10yrs Great Swim has provided 1000s of swimmers with exhilarating, challenging, safe open water swimming events, whatever their age or ability. The John West Great North Swim & John West Great East Swim will be back in 2021.

    Beckenham Place Park
    Beckenham Place Park in LB of Bromley, SE London has an outstanding lake for open water swimming, manned by RLSS Lifeguards. Swimmers of all ages, children 8+ able to swim 25m. Organised term time & holiday swims & activities.
    BR3 5DE

    Bray Lake Watersports
    Bray Lake is a fantastic open water swimming facility between Maidenhead & Windsor, M4 J8/9. Beautiful location, clean, clear water, open 7 days plus the only lake in the area offering year-round swimming. Warm showers, changing rooms, refreshments.
    Maidenhead, Berks
    SL6 2EB
    01628 638860

    QuaySwim is an open water swimming facility at The Quays, Mytchett, Surrey. Early morning & evening sessions at weekends, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays throughout the season. Wetsuit hire, novice to experienced swimmers, crystal-clear lake.
    Mytchett, Surrey
    GU16 6DS

    Denham Open Water Swimming
    Open water swimming at Denhmam Water Ski Club, lovely sheltered 20-acre lake, morning and evening sessions, pre booking essential.
    UB9 5HE
    01895 820007

    Heron Lake Open Water Swimming
    Heron Lake Swimming is a society club that provides public swimming at Heron Lake in the summer months from April until September each year. With up to 600 swimmers a week this is a great place to swim just on Junction 13 of the M25.
    TW19 6BW
    07909 915444

    Marlow Open Water Swim
    Marlow Open Water Swim operates Open Water Swimming at Westhorpe Lake, beautiful lake in the Thames Valley easily accessible from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire. Ideal for those new to open water swimming or triathlon training.
    SL7 3RQ
    07730 552161

    Turner Swim - Open Water Swim Coaching
    Turner Open Water swimming coaching at Canary Wharf includes Pool to Dock swim tuition for adults, all year round Open Water & Triathlon Programme for novice & experienced competitors, swim coaching for triathletes. Group & 1-to-1.
    Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, Canary Wharf
    020 7157 9902

    London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming
    Love Open Water run the open water swimming at London Royal Docks, now offer 150m, 400m, casual dips, advanced booking, socially distanced swimming with more options soon. Safe all year round swimming, 400m, 750m, 1000m loops for training.
    London Royal Docks
    E16 1AG

    Hawley Lake Open Water Swimming
    Run by Love Open Water, Hawley Lake in Camberley is in a secluded woodland setting offering 400m & 750 loops for swim training. Hawley OWS has showers, toilets, cafe, parking, great walks & off road bike trails.
    Camberley, Surrey
    GU17 9LP

    SwimWild provides wild swimming adventures, open water & winter swimming events in Loch Morlich, Scotland. Open water coaching run by Alice Goodridge. Short wild swims, weekend breaks, full adventure swimming expeditions & holidays.
    Loch Morlich, Cairngorms
    07799 623259

    Tidal Thames Swims
    Tidal Thames Swims offers open water swimming in the Thames at Hammersmith, a spectacular swim adventure in the tides. Times based on High Tide allowing swimmers to swim out & back with the tide, experienced open-water swimmers only.
    W6 9TJ

    The Outdoor Swimming Society
    The Outdoor Swimming Society (The OSS) pioneers outdoor swimming in rivers, lakes, lido, seas. Members practise all types of swimming: winter, wild, social, swimming, competitive, adventure, endurance, recreational, lido & skinny dipping.

    West Reservoir Open Water Swimming Centre
    West Reservoir is East Londons premier open water swimming venue in Hackney. Open Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, three courses to suit all abilities & experience - 750m, 400m, 200m, pre booking necessary. 1-2-1, 2-2-1, group lessons.
    N4 2HA
    020 8442 8116

    Shepperton Open Water Swim
    Shepperton Open Water Swim offers 400m & 750m loops, individual & group coaching, companion for 1st swim & help with technique, novice to triathletes, events, newcomers to Iron man, Channel swimmers, amputees welcome. RLSS safety.
    TW17 9LH
    07531 745133

    Swim For Tri
    Swim For Tri are experts in coaching tri & open water swimming in East London, offer online swim analysis, 1-2-1 swimming lessons morning, day or evening, groups, courses, weekend workshops, triathlon training camps & coaching for events.
    020 7247 2998

    Henley Swim
    Henley Swim ensures people enjoy unique, challenging, unforgettable open water swimming events, for all types of swimmers, those entering a first open water event, experienced & enthusiasts. Four major summer Thames events.
    Remenham, Henley on Thames
    RG9 3DB
    01491 577922

    Swim Secure Products
    Swim Secure products are for competent open water swimmers to increase visibility in the water. Tow floats, kit & dry bags, tow woggle, waterproof phone & bum bags, whistle, swim hats, waste belt & leash, adventure lights.
    01242 506657

    Serpentine Swimming Club
    The Serpentine Lake is in London's Hyde Park, the swimming club is open every day of the year with Saturday morning handicap races. Professional lifeguards, open to paying public, daytime/early evening triathlon training & coaching.
    Hyde Park
    W2 2UH

    Stanborough Park Water Sports
    Stanborough Park in Welwyn Garden City, Herts offers a wide range of water based activities for adults and children including open water swimming for novices, experienced swimmers and triathletes.
    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
    AL8 6DF
    020 3457 8700

    Outdoor Swimmer
    Independent magazine dedicated to swimming outdoors providing info on fabulous locations, amazing challenges, training advice. Ideal for new & old hands seeking advice, events, featured destinations, top spots, holiday ideas.
    01778 392467

    Highgate Men's Bathing Pond
    Highgate Men's Bathing Pond is an outdoor swimming basin for men only, offering lifeguards & a diving board in a relaxed park setting - Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath.
    Hampstead Heath
    NW5 1QR
    020 7485 3873

    Dock2Dock Race
    Dock2Dock provides the opportunity to compete in open water in the heart of the East End. Three distances for all abilities 1.5k (age 12+), 5k, 10k, ideal for first open water event to the ultimate swimmers challenge.
    Victoria Dock, London
    E16 1AH