Open Water Swimming

Whether you’re a freshwater veteran or a fish out of water, there’s just nothing like some cold water exposure! Take on the lanes in our brand-new lake pool or head straight for a lap around the entire aquatic arena!

OPENING TIMES

Below are the opening times for our open water swimming!

saturday morning

08:00 – 11:00

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

from june (date tbc)

16:30 – 19:00

Open Water Swimming Induction and Swim
Test Session

The Open Water Training Lanes are great for people who are new to Open Water Swimming and are nervous of going into lake swimming. Using these Open Water Training Lanes you will be able to build up the fitness required to take on bigger goals, such as the 400m Open Water Swimming course. There are two lengths of Open Water Training Lanes which are 25m and 50m, both with four very wide lanes.

Open Water Pools

The Open Water Pools are great for people who are new to Open Water Swimming and are nervous of going into lake swimming. Using these Open Water Pools you will be able to build up the fitness required to take on bigger goals, such as the 400m Open Water Swimming course – this Swim Loop is 400m and as shown above, it is navigated in a clockwise direction.

There are two Open Water Pool lengths of 25m and 50m, both with four very wide lanes.

ARE YOU READY TO
ENJOY THE OPEN WATER?

MEET THE REQUIREMENTS

WHAT IS THE SWIM TEST?

All new swimmers to Shepperton Splash will be required to attend an Open Water Swimming Induction and Swim Test Session. In this session, swimmers will be shown the courses and talked through safety procedures. This gives us an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have.

After the induction, swimmers will be required to complete a 100m swim test before being allowed to swim anywhere else in the lake. 

WHEN DO I ARRIVE?

Our open swim sessions last for 1 hour, but please arrive half an hour before your session time. This gives us time to give you your safety briefing and take part in the swim induction if needed.

DO I NEED A WETSUIT?

Open water swimming is a sure-fire way to warm you up! If the weather isn’t quite as favourable, or you just fancy staying EXTRA warm you can hire one of our wetsuits from only £5. We’d definitely advise a wetsuit in the spring and winter months! 

Wetsuit hire is £5 online or £7.50 on the day. Wetsuits are non-refundable if you decide not to use them on the day.

Arrive

Don't be late! Please arrive 30 minutes before your activity.

Check In

Square away the boring stuff, let's get to the good part!

Listen Up

Listen carefully to the Safety Briefing 10 minutes before your activity.

Showtime

It's time for the main event, the wait for the water is over! Let's go!

Arrival

• Please allow plenty of time for your activity by arriving at least 30 minutes before, we like eager beavers at the lake!

• It’s best if you come ready to go so that you can head straight into the action, but there will be changing rooms available if you need them

Check In

• Once you’re on-site, head straight over to Admissions where you’ll be issued your Activity Boarding Band and given the opportunity to purchase Wet Socks if you’d like them. If you’ve reserved a Wet Suit or would like to, you’ll be directed where to go to collect it from here; alternatively, wear swim gear or tight clothing!

Safety

• Your Safety Briefing will be 15 minutes prior to your experience, so please listen out for the designated area for you to meet in.

• To make sure your time with us is safe, all participants must be able to swim 50m with a buoyancy aid.

• Under 16s are required to wear our comfortable Soft Hats for each activity, but they are optional should you wish to use one.

• We ask that you complete your waiver online before arrival which will remain valid on the system for a year to make your next visit even smoother. If you haven’t completed your waiver prior, don’t worry-you can do one with us at check In!

Showtime!

• On the hour, you’ll make your way to the Launch Dock–let’s have some fun!

• Each session lasts for 50 minutes for you to enjoy; you’ll get a warning 10 minutes before the end and then a final alert when the session is over.

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