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Swim, Paddle, Breaststroke and Glide
Drive-in and take a dip in our carefully sculpted lake, we offer the best facilities within the Midlands. With changing rooms, showers and a bar serving food and drink you can't go wrong!
Cliff lakes is your perfect swim venue, pop in and speak to our friendly team anytime.
OPEN WATER SWIMMING
We operate 2 different courses (250m & 750m) during the summer, which are fully lifeguarded with a rescue boat that can respond to any incidents. Cliff Lakes is the perfect venue for any swimmer. From beginners to experienced triathletes, everyone is welcomed.
1 to 1 Training Session & Group Classes
Throughout the summer season, we offer a range of different swimming classes where we can teach you the basics of swimming in open water or even specialise in 1 to 1 training sessions where we can develop your technique.
Go Tri - These events give an insight into triathlons and you can gain friendly tips from our Go Tri team who specialise in the sport.
Ladies Only Swim - This is for any lady from the absolute beginner to our regular swimmers. These women-only swim sessions are designed to make you feel more comfortable and confident, in the water If you want to wear a t-shirt over your swimming costume or a wetsuit you can! Triathlon Transition Coaching - Aimed at beginners and intimidate level triathletes this course is perfect for anyone who is wanting to improve and critique their technique to get the best result during races.
Swim Session - £7
Go Tri Events - Free
The lanes run between May - September and are 50 meters long and can cater for a maximum of 5 swimmers at one time. Each swimmer will be designated their own lane to use for their booked session which will last for an hour. The swim lanes won't have a designated lifeguard to watch the lanes but there is a safety team around to assist where is needed. Swimmers must wear a brightly coloured hat. The swim lanes cost £7 per session.
COLD WATER SWIMMING
During the winter, we don't stop and can reach temperatures as low as 0 in the water. This is perfect for anyone wanting to take a dip into a new hobby. Cold Water Swimming is proven to increases blood flow throughout the body, which in turn helps improve circulation, allowing inflamed areas to heal more quickly, thereby reducing pain.
The price per session is £7
Please see our COVID-19 page for full information. (End time is when all swimmers must be out of the water)
Open Water Swimming Hours
Saturday - 08:30 - 11:00
Swim Lane Hours
Daily - 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - 10:00 - 11:30
Arrive at 09:30 to register
Water entry - 10:00
1-2-1 Swim Training
1-2-1 coaching is available for everyone if you are a first-timer to open water and would like an introduction to an experienced swimmer who would like to refine your swimming technique. Our coaches will cover topics that include swim technique, acclimatisation, breathing and sighting. wets suits are available to hire on-site if required.
You will need to bring :
Wetsuit or swimsuit
Arrive 20mins prior to your lesson to register at the main reception
All participants must be 10 years and above.
Open Water Swimming - Participants aged 15 years or under must swim with an adult over the age of 18.
Swim Lanes - Participants aged 15 years or under must have an adult over the age of 18 supervising them (not required to get into the water)
Participants must wear a tow float if they choose not to wear a wetsuit.
The last entry into the water is 30 minutes before the end of the session.
A bright coloured hat must be worn at all times.