Open water swimming

Taplow Lakeside OWS sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday Mornings.
There are two courses, The Swim Secure course at 400m and, a 100m course for beginners and those who prefer not to go too far from the shore.
Taplow operates under the Nowca safety system so swimmers need a Nowca wristband to use the facilities.
You can register for a band and book swims through the ACTIO app which can be downloaded free (for both android and Iphone). Cost of joining Nowca is only £12.00 per year, which includes your wristband.
Once you are a member of Nowca you buy swims for Taplow Lakeside through the app, 10 swim credits are £60.00. Single swims are £6.50 For further information go to nowca.org

For information on the weather at the lake including water temperature CLICK HERE

For those new to OWS and feel they could do with some support we can supply a swim buddy who will swim with you for your first few swims. We also supply tow floats for the first few swims to give you a little more support
For further information on Taplow Lakeside OWS please call 01628 782113.

Open Water Swimming Rules

All swimmers must be registered with Nowca and scan in and out of the water using their safety wristband.
All swimmers need to wear a brightly coloured swim cap whilst in the water.
If swimmers do not wish to wear a wetsuit they need to sign a waiver form to accept the risks in not doing so and if not wearing a wetsuit MUST wear a tow float.
Children aged 8 to 11, with Open water swimming experience, are allowed to swim in the lake if they have a responsible adult swimming with them, the responsible adult should be within 2 metres of the child at all times.
Children aged 12 to 17, with open water swimming experience, are allowed to swim in the lake as long as an adult is present on site and the adult keeps the child in direct sight whilst they are in the water.


10 swim credits are £60.00
Single swims are £6.50

Session times

JUNE 2021:
Tuesday 18.30 – 19.30
Thursday 18.30 – 19.30
Saturday 08.00 – 10.00
Sunday 09.00 – 10.00

Bookings should be made in advance using the Actio App.

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