Open Water Swimming



We run three open water swimming courses on the middle lake, from April-September, providing sheltered calm waters and giving you one of the best swimming facilities in the Midlands.


A 250m, 500m and 1000m course accommodate all swimmers whether you’re winding down from a busy day, training for that big race or a newcomer and have never swum open water before. With excellent safety procedures, facilities and clean waters it’s a great venue to take the plunge.




Beginners And 1-2-1 Coaching

With the growing popularity of this sport, we love to encourage beginners! Our friendly staff will help and guide you in your first swim. We offer a Beginners Confidence Course with our qualified coaches who will give you the skills and confidence to continue your open water swimming safely. Topics covered include swim technique, acclimatisation, breathing and sighting. Courses run weekly on Saturdays 9 am - 10 am during the summer, dates will be released soon. Any further information required please email or call 01827875860




We have open water wetsuits available for hire £10 per session, please inquire further for long term or event hire.

Silicone caps, goggles and triathlon accessories, fully trained staff who will fit you out in a wetsuit that suits your buoyancy needs, you can even jump in and try it out. 



NOWCA Membership

We use the NOWCA safety wristband system. Using this chipped wristband we are able to access your emergency information immediately. The wristband makes swim payments easier, helps to eliminate queues, e-mails your time and distance swam, and enables us to let juniors as young as 8 to swim.


How to Register

Purchase your band online for £12 by clicking on the link below. You will receive a confirmation email from NOWCA and your band will be ready for collection at the Cliff Lakes reception when you arrive for your first swim. Your band will run for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be renewed online by clicking below or logging into your NOWCA account, please recycle your old band and keep it safe as a replacement will cost £6.50. Remember you will need your band with you to swim.




How to Register a Junior

A junior member is 8 - 14 years old and has to swim with an adult unless they are a club swimmer. 



Swim (Apr. - Sept.) £5

Cold Water Swim (Oct. - Mar.) £6 (NOWCA band not required)

Guest Swim £6 - (NOWCA band not required)

Night Swim £6

NOWCA Band £12

NOWCA Swim Bulk Buy (10 swims) £45

Session Wetsuit Hire £10

Weekend and Long Term Hire Also Available

Parking charges:

If you are joining us for open water swimming then there will be a charge of £1. 

Please note that annual passes will be available to purchase on-site from April 2020, these will cost £60 per annum (April - April). 


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 office open only saturdays 10-11am due to winter hours

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