Open Water Swimming

Have you ever fancied trying open water swimming or are you training for a triathalon and would like to get some extra training in, well.............Welton Waters Adventure Centre could be just what your looking for, open water swimming facilities available all year round in the sheltered waters of our lagoon. 400m & 700mm laps marked.

Open Water Swimming has a very different feel to pool swimming, there's no tiles, no lanes, no chlorine and no fixed temperature. This all gives a much freer natural swimming experience. Whether you want to just swim during the warmer summer months, you want to test your endurance and continue thoughout the year or you're training for a triathalon, the choice is yours here at WWAC.

We prefer you to have buddy with you who can be either in the water or just watching you from the bank. You must be wearing a bright swim cap at all times (either pink, orange or yellow etc. NOT blue green or silver) and tow-float. If you're swimming during the colder months and the water is below 10º you MUST have a buddy in the water with you.

Open Water Swimming is available all day any day we are open (last entry 1 hour before we close) except Saturday's when the swim time is restricted to 9am-10am (You can arrive a little early to get kitted up). During the summer months we also run Wednesday evening swim sessions 5pm-7pm, these run most weeks up to September.

Wetsuits not required but if you are wanting to swim in skins (no wetsuit) once the water temperature has droped below 15º  you must have been signed off by our Open Water Swim Coach

Summer price £5pp

Winter price (from 1st November to 30th April) £2pp

Also 1:1 lessons available with our Open Water Level 2 Swim Coach - £20/hr