Open Water Swimming


Welcome 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.

Our coaching team are STA Open water specific swim coaches trained by the best in the business and friend of The SHAC, double world champion Keri-Anne Payne.
The SHACs Coaches have years of teaching experience behind them and benefit from the most progressive approaches available in open water swimming today. 
We offer introduction to Open Water Swimming and Master Class courses as well as 1:1 swimming lessons and coaching.

Our Open Water Swim Course is now closed until April 2019, please sign up to the mailing list if you are interested in joining in 2019.

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 have completed an introduction to open water swimming course with The SHAC.
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.