Halloween fancy dress night paddle under the full moon - 31st OCTOBER

Booking lfor our Halloween, Fancy Dress, Full Moon Night Paddle at The SHAC now available. 

(Previous paddling experience and self rescue experience required before booking. Please do not book if you don’t know how to self rescue)

Under 14 yrs old lagoon only accompanied by an adult. 

Social distancing and standard Covid safety procedures apply. Register and see procedures here: 


Booking links: 
With board hire: https://booking.bookinghound.com/fe/book?og=c71526ea-ca42-4c93-868d-b474a108aa6f&mode=a&uniqueId=40

With own board https://booking.bookinghound.com/fe/booking?og=c71526ea-ca42-4c93-868d-b474a108aa6f&mode=a&uniqueId=39

October Cold Water Swimming Session Times


Swimming sessions October

Sunday 09.00 - 11.00

Tuesday 09.00 - 11.00

Wednesday 16.30 -18.30

Saturday 09.00 - 11.00

If you are new to open water swimming at the SHAC please click here to register and book.

If you are already a registered SHAC swimmer please 
CLICK HERE to book your swim.

As the season starts to change from Summer to Autumn and the water temperature starts to drop, remember to come to your open water swim session prepared for post swim warming up.

As we come into Autumn/winter swimming take advantage of the SHACs 10% Discount on all Zone 3 Swimming wetsuits and equipment. 
Please use link below:

Winter Swimming Advice 
No 1: wooly hat - we loose most heat through our heads. This is a quick and effective way of bringing up core temperature..
No 2: Hot Drink - This helps warm the core temperature from the inside and if in a mug helps warm hands.
No.3: Easy to get on warm Jacket like a #changerobe #dryrobe or #swimzi.

No 4: Start taking daily cold showers now to increase your bodies tolerance to cold water combined with regular swimming as the temperature drops.

No 5: Don't over do it, less is more as the temperature drops, you should always reduce your swim time as the temperature drops particularly below 16 degrees. At this temperature suits are mandatory unless you have a cold water swim history with us from previous years or can provide evidence of your experience. 

As the water temperature drops we need to become more aware of the dangers. hypothermia can go unnoticed and set in fast so reduce your swim time, it becomes Less about the distance you swim and more about the benefits of the cold water both mentally and physically but we must become aware of any changes in our body as an indication that our time is up. Less is more.

We swim year round at the SHAC and we will be running our Cold Water Swimming Course within the next few weeks which will include a block booking of 6 swims. Cold water swimming has to be a regular thing to allow the body to acclimatise to the cold water over a period time.
Look out for notices coming soon on our social Media if you're interested in continuing to swim into the winter.
#openwaterswimming #coldwaterswimming #swimsafe #theshac

10% Discount on all Zone 3 equipment with The SHAC

10% discount on all Zone3 swimming kit with The SHAC. 

If you need to buy a Open Water Swimming Suit or any associated equipment we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on all Zone3 Equipment. Please use this link: http://zone3-1510.refr.cc/surreyhillsadventure

Junior Open Water Swimming is Back.

We are delighted to be able to finally bring back our Junior Swimmers under some specific guidelines and parental understand and agreement to current additional risk of Covid 19. All details and booking link available via the link below. 

Please read carefully before proceeding with you booking and make sure you can meet all the requirements we have set before booking. 

If you book without meeting the requirements and arrive un prepared for the assessment you will not be permitted access and no refunds will be given. Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.  

Parents that are also swimmers can book a place with there junior and swim at the same time. In this case please book for both of you so we can continue to manage our numbers effectively to maintain social distancing.

Thursdays 5-6pm.
Saturdays 8-9am


Junior swimming Explained:

The SHACs SUP Intro sessions Explained - Covid 19 safety procedures and more.

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding Sessions are back for up to 5 individuals from different households (Over 16's Only) - how it works during Covid-19 safety procedures explained by Skip from the SHAC.
To book your session please click the link below.