Open Water Swimming


Welcome to 2018 at The SHACs SUP and Open Water Wild Swimming Lagoon 
at Buckland Park Lake, Nr Reigate in Surrey.  

Our open water swim course is a 400m loop and is ideal for experienced open water swimmers and beginners alike. The course is laid out to be no further than 10m - 15m away from the edge at any point and is patrolled by our RLSS Open Water qualified Lifeguards. The water is crystal clear and only 3m deep at its deepest point so is one of the safest open water swim venues in the country.

(No access to the Lagoon or surrounding area will be permitted to non members)

Swim Session Times for Autumn 2018

Sundays 9am - 10am
We intend to keep swimming sessions going for as long as there is demand from swimmers, numbers of attendees will decide when we stop for the winter season, so keep swimming folks!

If you are new to Open Water Swimming please sign up to one of our STA Adult Introduction to Open Water Wild Swimming Courses. 

Keri Anne Payne Masterclass Are you a bit more experienced? Then why not sign up for our once in a lifetime Masterclass on Sunday July 8th from 10am - 1pm with our friend and colleague, Double World Champion and Olympic Open Water Swimmer Keri Anne Payne Click here to register your interest. 

1:1 Private Swim Coaching with our STA Qualified Open Water Specific Swim Coaches Also Available. Email for more details.

Please do not book a session below without completing the Membership form, you will not be permitted to swim without membership. Click Here.

 If you have completed your membership form please select the sessions you would like to swim in by clicking book now below. 
Pre-Booked sessions cost £8.00 per session. 

If you would like to buy a season ticket (£149.00 Limited Availability) Please click here
  (If you decide last minute and would like to pay on arrival the cost is £10.00 per swimmer)

Terms and Conditions: 

1. Wet-suits must be warn in cold water conditions below 15 degrees. (Consent can be granted to swim suit free in cold water conditions if you have proven cold water acclimatization experience) If you do not have a wet suit we have ZONE 3 suits available to hire and purchase at the Lagoon.

2. Bright Swim Hats must also be warn at all times when in the water and can be purchased lagoon side if you do not have one.
3. If you have not swum in open water before please make sure you complete a safety briefing with a SHAC team member before entering the water.
4. Consumption of alcohol or drugs before entering the water is strictly prohibited. We reserve the right to deny access to the water if any suspicion of drugs or alcohol use has taken place before entering the water. 
5. Please make sure you bring a warm change of clothes and a hat for on both cold and sunny days. 

Please click here for location details and address.

We are delighted to be working with Zone 3 wet-suits this year and we will have them available for hire and to buy at the Lagoon through-out the summer season.

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Safety First with The SHAC - All out team are fully qualified RLSS Open Water Specific Lifeguards.