Open Water Swimming

Experience Open Water Wild Swimming Lagoon at Buckland Park Lake, Nr Reigate in Surrey

It's time to lose the lane ropes!

Enjoy the challenge of an open water swim. Commune with nature whilst achieving those personal goals, shedding those pounds and meeting like minded people. Cold water can increase energy levels, nerve endings stand up and your heart starts racing – it is the best possible way to get a natural high.

Winter Swimming Sessions

Every Sunday from 9am - 10am.

Please note that you MUST be a member to swim in the lagoon

Click here to complete our 2020 membership form

(No entry will be permitted without membership form completed)

Introduction to Open Water Swimming Courses:
Our 2020 introduction to open water swimming courses are now available to book, if you are new to open water swimming or are nervous about taking the next step then this is the course for you:
For full details please click here

Swimming 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.

Our Swimming Coaches

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.

Swimming Courses

We have single swim, 1:1 coaching sessions and masterclasses in open water swimming available. Please get in touch for more details.

For news on events, races and away trips to other venues please sign up below:


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 throughout the summer season.

And if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us or follow us on Facebook for the latest news and releases:

The Lagoon:

Safety First with The SHAC

All our team are fully qualified RLSS Open Water Specific Lifeguards.