Open Water Swimming
Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre is one of the leading providers of open water swimming in the region. Our regular weekly sessions have been running since 2009 and attract swimmers of all types from leisure swimmers looking to unwind and enjoy a unique perspective of our lake, too athletes swim training for competition or for more extreme challenges such as channel swimming.
Open water swimming is a fast growing activity and our regular swimmers create a great community. Whoever you speak to, they'll tell you it's addictive, and that includes the winter swimmers who's plunge into the water at temperatures below 5 degrees C
We are affiliated with NOWCA which means we operate our control systems to best practice. All our sessions are monitored and a safety boat is on hand at all times, plus we have experienced triathlon and swim coaches on hand to provide any support and guidance needed for you to get the most out of your experience. In addition we have male and female changing rooms at the lake side with warm showers. For more information on our regular sessions then see details below.
Check the website via the link on this page for latest days and times.
Registration (Including one free swim) – £10
You can pay as you go or you can benefit from discounts by pre-paying for your swims. These will be loaded onto your wristband and never expire.
Please Note: Pre-paid swims are not transferable between swimmers or refundable. Swimmers must be at least 12 years old.
1 Session – £6
10 Sessions – £55 (£5.50 each)
50 Sessions – £200 (£4 each)
You must register prior to swimming. You can do this at the Swim Centre when you arrive, but it is better to register online a day in advance.
Online registration costs £10 and includes one free swim and a customised wristband specifically for you only. This wristband is the key to your important safety information so you must bring it with you to every session and wear it whilst swimming. A brightly coloured swimming hat is also useful for open water swimming so hat we can see you easily. You will need to collect your wristband from the Coffee Shop on your first visit.
Note: When you sign up, please select ‘Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre’ as your swimming location.
We do not enforce any rules regarding the use of wetsuits. However we recommend that those who are new to open water swimming or who are not so confident wear one.
Wetsuits come in various forms. Supermarkets and other retail stores have a plentiful supply of wetsuits. However, more often than not, these are designed for windsurfing etc. Whilst they will provide buoyancy and some insulation, they have their drawbacks.
We hire swimming specific wetsuits in various sizes. These are available at each session for a fee of just £10. To hire a wetsuit please email [email protected] or call 0333 456 0777 with details of date(s) required. To help us select the correct size please let us know your height and weight.
Open - All Year
Open - Easter
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