Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Ever get fed up with staring at the lines in the bottom of the pool?

Our lake is man made, a maximum depth of 7ft and a sandy bottom with no weeds. Being comparatively shallow to other lakes it also gets very warm with our thermometers reading a top temperature of 28 degrees at the height of summer. The main swim season usually runs through from mid April to late Sept/early Oct and is temperature (minimum 11 degrees) and light dependent.

Open Swim Times

Mornings: 9:00 – 10:00 Every morning excluding Mondays. Evenings: Monday and Wednesday 17:00 – 19:30

Cost

Membership: £20.00 per season + £3.00 per swim Non-members: £5.00 per swim

We also set a smaller area for beginners and coaching to give you a chance to get out of the flow of swimmers for more specific training. We have general activity wetsuits to hire at £5 and a small selection of wetsuits designed for open water swimming to purchase, please contact reception for current details. Membership benefits include:
  • Membership Card
  • Reduced swim fee
  • 10% discount on water sports
  • Dedicated Swim Forum

The Course

Accessing the lake from the slip way you can join the 400m course with fluorescent markers buoys every 100m.

Safety

We provide safety cover from the powered rescue launch for the duration of the swim sessions. We ask that all swimmers wear brightly coloured swim caps to aid the safety boat crew identifying swimmers while operating. Further most parts of the course are fairly close to the bank, if you cant already stand up, and there’s plenty of places to perch and catch your breath again.

Coaching

Advice and support for beginner swimmers available. Coached sessions available for all levels of open water swimmers and triathletes. Please contact us for further details. There are hot showers and a lovely cafe (closes 5pm) and wetsuit hire can be arranged. Registration at reception is essential before entering the water please – and don’t forget to sign out afterwards!
Fishing Lake
Fishing

Fishing Lake

The fishing lake is set with in the peaceful grounds of Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, surrounded by mature woodland.

Group Activities
Groups

Group Activities

We offer a range of group activities which can be tailor made to suit your group’s requirements.

Boards & Sails
Windsurfing

Boards & Sails

We have a range of boards and sails suitable for different abilities, available for hire in two hour slots.

Boats
Sailing

Boats

We hire out Sailing boats in two hour slots, these can be fully rigged ready for use, or assisted rigging if the hirer wishes to rig the boat.

Popular with families
Pedalo

Popular with families

Popular with families, particularly those with younger children, a Pedalo is very stable and simple to use.

Canadian Catarmaran
Catamaran

Canadian Catarmaran

This craft consists of two Open Canoes braced and lashed together side by side, perfectly stable with four comfortable roto-moulded seats.

Sit On Top & Closed
Kayaks

Sit On Top & Closed

Sit on Top Kayaks are smaller single person craft and Closed Cockpit Kayaks are available.

What's On
Events & Courses

What's On

Find out what’s on at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park.