Open Water Swimming Lake Directory

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of swim lakes, whether it is for triathlon training lake or a fun-filled activity spot, and we want your help to complete it.

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Adding venues to the Directory

If you own or operate an open water swimming lake, or you are a regular user of a swimming lake, and you would like to add your venue to our Directory, please complete this short form.

Lockdown swimming

The relaxation of the lockdown rules is taking place at different speeds in different parts of the country and venues are making their own choices about how and when they are able to reopen. Not all venues listed in this Directory will be open at this time. Please check the individual websites before travelling to make sure the venue is open and you are aware of any restrictions that may be in place to allow everyone to use the lake safely.

Please be prepared to return home again if a venue is crowded. You can read more about how to swim responsibly during lockdown in our guidance on swimming at this time.

The Directory

If the Directory does not appear for you, this may be due to your browser settings. You can also view the Directory as a Google Sheet, where you will be able to filter the results by Region. Access the Directory here.


This Directory has been compiled from publicly-available sources and information supplied by venue owners, operators, and users. Venues may close or vary the activities that they allow. Please make sure you check the venue website before setting out and, if you are in any doubt about what activities are allowed at a lake, please contact the venue to confirm.

If you spot any problems with any of the information in this Directory or to let us know about updates that are needed, please email