Open Water Swimming

OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Join our exclusive members club to benefit from the increasingly popular and natural experience of Open Water Swimming.

We’re pleased to announce that due to an overwhelming number of requests, we have now decided to offer the refreshing thrill of Open Water Swimming, at Splash Outdoor WaterPark.

This idea has been spurred by the high demand from the local residents, along with the mounting benefits of cold-water exposure on our physical and mental health.

SWIMMING IN NATURE

Our lake is a former basalt quarry. Quarry operations ceased 50 yrs ago and since then nature has reclaimed it, growing over and filling naturally from unground springs. The water is crisp and beautifully clean.. like swimming in Evian!

We have created a shallow in land beach area and constructed a slipway for easy access to the deeper areas.

The temperature is currently 12 degrees C & will rise to 20 during the summer.

GALLERY

Pristine clear and clean water awaits

MEMBERSHIP

You can now buy our Annual Open Water Swim Membership. This will include an unlimited amount of Open Water Swimming sessions within the scheduled weekly time slots.

We will have a number of guaranteed weekend sessions to choose from, along with a number of midweek sessions available. The midweek sessions will be released on a weekly basis. They will be updated on our website and Facebook.

 

Our current Open Water Swimming times are as follows:

 

SESSIONS

Current times are:

Tuesday – 9.00-10.30  / /  15:30-17:00

Thursday – 9.00-10.30  / /  15:30-17:00

Saturday – 9.00-12.00

Sunday – 9.00-12.00

All sessions will be lifeguarded by fully trained Open Water Swimming lifeguards. 

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Members must wear a High Visibility Tow Float or Buoyancy Aid and have a whistle on them (attached to the Tow Float) at all times. No access will be permitted without these items.
  • Please let staff members know if it is your first session, as there will be a quick safety brief and you will receive your Membership Card. You MUST present Photograhic ID (Driving License, Passport etc.) before each session, along with your Membership Card.
  • You do not need to pre-book sessions. You can simply turn up and take part.

PRICING

Annual Membership

Annual Open Water Swim Membership – £200

Family Membership Scheme

Annual Open Water Swim Membership – First Member – £200

Additional Family Member (over 16) – £100

Additional Family Member (under 16) – £50

Details:

An Annual Open Water Swim Membership costs £200.

For any additional family members, an additional Annual Membership, added to the original booking, will cost £100 per person (over 16) or £50 per person (under 16’s).

To avail of this Family Membership Scheme, once the first person has booked their Membership online, give us a call on 02886748881 and we will add on your additional family members and take payment over the phone.

This ONLY applies to direct family members (Spouses & Children)

(Each family member will be given their Membership Card on their first visit)

Annual Membership includes:

The Annual Open Water Swim Membership will cover the remainder of 2021 and the whole of 2022.

(Note: Our Annual Open Water Swimming Membership will only be available to purchase until the end of 2021)

All members will be able to attend any of our upcoming Moonlight Swims or Social Events (minimum of 3 throughout the 2022 season) free of charge.

 

Non-membership admission

Sessions will be available for £5 per person for anyone who does not have a membership.

  • You must wear a High Visibility Tow Float or Buoyancy Aid and have a whistle on them (attached to the Tow Float) at all times. No access will be permitted without these items.
  • Please let staff members know if it is your first session, as there will be a quick safety brief.
  • You do not need to pre-book sessions. You can simply turn up and take part.

BENEFITS OF OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Plunging into the cold water and taking a swim in a beautiful spring fed lake surrounded by nature will have many benefits for your physical and mental health. Open Water Swimming or Cold Water Swimming as it’s sometimes known, is an increasingly popular activity and the benefits are becoming more well known.

If you haven’t yet heard of Wim Hoff, look him up.

He is one of the pioneers of this new natural movement to expose the body to nature, as it was intended. More and more evidence is coming to light to show that the act of taking a plunge into cold water, managing breathing techniques and getting exercise is not only beneficial for your physical wellbeing, but has important benefits to offer for your mental health.

Here’s some of the benefits that Open Water Swimming provides:

  • IMPROVED CIRCULATION – the cold water stimulates the bodies cold response, making our heart work a little bit harder as it rushes blood to our organs, in turn boosting your circulation by pumping blood through your capillaries, arteries and veins.
  • BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM – spending up to an hour in cold water can produce more antioxidants and white blood cells, strengthening your immune system the way nature does best!
  • BETTER SLEEP – By swimming outdoors, the cold water stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which is responsible for repairing the body. This provides a feeling of relaxation, often with a sense of contentment, which should deliver a better night’s sleep.
  • MAKING YOU HAPPIER – if you’ve ever immersed yourself in cold water, you would have experienced a stinging sensation and it almost takes your breath away. To reduce the stinging sensation our brain releases endorphins to act as a natural painkiller, which produce a feeling of greater wellbeing once your finished. The act of exercising in the outdoors alone promotes endorphins too, so prepare yourself for a double boost and a wider smile.
  • INCREASED METABOLISM – in order to keep warm in the cold water, your body works even harder, burning even more calories and speeding up your metabolism in the process.
  • BETTER SKIN – the cold spring fed water will act as a natural exfoliant, clearing out the pores of impurities and making it feel softer.

HOW TO JOIN

If you’d like to become one of our Open Water Swimming members, you can get an Annual Membership by clicking ‘BOOK NOW‘ on the homepage and then selecting Open Water Swim > Join Now.

To avail of our Family Membership Scheme, once the first person has booked online, simply give us a call on 02886748881 and we can add on any additional members. Payment will be taken in full over the phone.

All additional family members will be added to the original booking, which will have a reference number. Email confirmation will be sent to confirm your membership, along with any subsequent additions to the original booking. This email confirmation MUST be shown on your first visit. At that point, each member will be given their Membership Card. This Membership Card then must be shown on arrival on each visit.

 

PAY HALF NOW OPTION

If you would like to pay 50% (£100) of your Annual Membership fee now and the remaining 50% (£100) in April, then give our office a call on 02886748881. We can take the £100 payment over the phone. We would then be in contact at the start of April to take the remaining payment in order to extend your Membership until the end of 2022. If you don’t wish to continue with your membership at this point, we can simply cancel your membership and no additional fee would be required.