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Open Water Swimming At Alderford Lake In Shropsre

Open Water Swimming

Alderford Lake is where unforgettable open water swimming experiences are made. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both. Take the plunge and embrace the exhilaration and health benefits of an outdoor dip.

Safety First
Safety First

Your safety is our priority.

If you want to swim in open water and it’s your first time, we always recommend a coaching session. This teaches you about acclimatisation and the difference between swimming in a pool and open water swimming, (coaching details below).

Our water is tested regularly to ensure we meet the industry bathing standards, and routinely receive excellent results.

You can see more tips for open water swimming below.


Tips For Open Water Swimming Latest Water Test Results
How it Works

Alderford Lake is the perfect destination for open water swimming, with a flexible and welcoming approach.

We are open daily from 8am-4:30pm (sometimes later in the summer) so you can swim whenever suits you! This allows you to swim anytime in the opening hours, for as long as you like.

If you are wanting to swim at Alderford regularly, we recommend purchasing a Bulk Buy Swim Pass, which gives you 10 swims for a cheaper price.

We have changing facilities, to ensure a dry place to get changed. We also hire wetsuits if needed.

Tow floats are mandatory between the months of November and February (inclusive).

Make sure you read our age restrictions carefully before buying tickets.

Age Policy
How it Works
Swim Coaching
Swim Coaching

At Alderford, we partner up with SW Sports Performance to offer open water coaching sessions at the lake.

Suitable for everyone from beginner open water swimmers to triathletes of ranging abilities and experience.

Whether you’re anxious about getting into the open water for the first time, wanting to try open water swimming for pleasure, or a seasoned triathlete looking to improve your race times and get that age group podium finish. Our expert coaching will make you swim more comfortably and faster, all while learning to love open water!

Don’t forget to join The Alderford Swim, our very own Freestyle Open Water Swimming Competition.

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