Open water swimming

2022 SWIM SESSIONS – Bookings Open Mondays at 13:00pm for the following week – (keep an eye on Facebook Page click on link below).

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Open Water Swimming is provided by Ellingham Water Ski & Wakeboard Club. If you are looking for amazingly clean water to swim in – then this is the lake to come to. We have the following distance loops marked out by yellow swim buoys: 400m, 750m and 1200m.

We hold sessions on Saturday mornings 6:30am – 8:30am, Monday evenings 17:30pm – 19:30pm and some Wednesday mornings 6:30am – 8:30am (check on Facebook or Actio app for this).

You don’t have to be a triathlete or a channel swimmer to enjoy the lake, we have a huge range of abilities here. It doesn’t matter if you get in for a few minutes then get straight back out again, or whether you stay in for the whole session – everyone is welcome!

You must pre-book to swim with us. This can be done via the NOWCA booking system called “Actio“. You will need to join NOWCA at a cost of £15 to be able to access the bookings page. For more information, please visit our NOWCA page and choose the app download menu. Alternatively there is a computer browser version here.

NOWCA open water swimming

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Review for Ellingham Open Water Swim

“I am a newbie to open water swimming but had a fantastic initial lesson from Tim and all the staff are so friendly and reassuring. So well run and you feel safe and looked after. All the swimmers are also really friendly and helpful. Beautiful place.

I’ve swum at Ellingham for a few years now and I haven’t found a clearer lake! I love training there and always encourage people to go. Friendly people and brilliant triathlon training!

Great place to swim, suitable for open water beginners and advanced alike.”