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OPEN WATER SWIMMING.

INDUCTIONS AT LEYBOURNE

ALL THE SWIMMERS AT LEYBOURNE LAKE ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE A ONE-OFF SWIM INDUCTION.  

THE INDUCTIONS ARE DELIVERED IN A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT BY OUR SPECIALIST OPEN WATER COACHES AND WILL TAKE APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES. 

THE INDUCTION WILL INCLUDE USEFUL GENERIC COLD WATER SWIMMING TIPS AS WELL AS SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LAKE AND SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS.

ANYONE UNDERTAKING THE ASSESSMENT SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF AT LEAST A 200M SWIM.

WHAT TO WEAR

SWIMMERS MUST WEAR A BRIGHTLY COLOURED SWIM CAP AND WE WILL SUPPLY A BRIGHTLY COLOURED TOW FLOAT.  YOU MUST WEAR A WETSUIT DURING THE INDUCTION BUT IT IS OPTIONAL THEREAFTER UNTIL THE WATER TEMPERATURE DROPS DOWN TO A CHILLY S 5°C.  WETSUITS PROVIDE BUOYANCY SO WE WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU WEAR ONE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

YOU CAN BORROW A WETSUIT FROM US IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE FOR THE INDUCTION FREE OF CHARGE AND THERE IS A SMALL FEE AFTER THAT.

SWIMMING AT THE LAKES

DAY TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SWIM ASSESSMENT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PREBOOK. THE WEATHER CAN AFFECT OPENING TIMES SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UP TO DATE INSIGHTS AS TO WHEN WE ARE OPEN.

THERE ARE 3 MARKED OUT SWIM COURSES AVAILABLE WITH A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER OPTIONS TO MIX IT UP. A 400M, 550M, 750M (SPRINT TRI) AND 1360M PERIMETER SWIM. 

THERE IS A SAFETY BOAT ON THE LAKE AT ALL TIMES AND FIRST AID TRAINED STAFF IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

WILD WATER SWIMMING WITH CHILDREN

CHILDREN MAY TAKE THE SWIM INDUCTION FROM AGE 8 BUT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED IN THE WATER DURING THE INDUCTION BY THE ADULT THEY WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE SWIMMING WITH IF SUCCESSFUL. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT (OVER 18) IN THE WATER AT ALL TIMES AND ALL U18's MUST WEAR A WETSUIT AT ALL TIMES.

THE WATER TEMPERATURE MUST BE OVER 18degC TO HOLD AN INDUCTION WITH A MINOR. KEEP AN EYE ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR TEMPERATURE UPDATES.