Open Water Swimming is one of the fastest growing outdoor water sports in the country, it is largely due to the increase in the number of triathletes but is now starting to include long distance and fitness swimmers who prefer to swim outdoors rather than in a heated swimming pool.

The number of outdoor swimmers (wild swimmers) is now growing as people enjoy the wild side of their sport for recreation or training. There is also an increasing connection between open water swimmers and triathletes as they regularly swim alongside each other at open water swimming sessions taking place around the country. Many people now enjoy taking part in both sports

The open water swimming will take place opposite the main office at Bewl Water, there will be a registration area for people to book in/out of the water and liaise with the open water organiser on the day, and this will all run in conjunction with the Sportsbooker online booking system.

We will only take online bookings, in advance.                                          

There will be three swim sessions per week, 6pm Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings at 8am staring 1st April 2020.



Open water swimming £7 per session

The open water swimming will take place opposite the main office at Bewl Water. All participants need to register on arrival and will be logged in/out of the water using the Activo app managed by the session’s swim manager.

You can now pre-book your swim on the ACTIO App which saves you time on arrival and means you don’t need to carry cash with you. Please make sure you register for a NOWCA safety wristband and book/pay for your swim before you arrive with us for the first time. It’s a quick and easy registration via the ACTiO app and costs just £12 a year (in addition to your swim session prices). Please choose ‘Bewl Water Open Water Swimming’ as your venue and your NOWCA safety wristband will be available when you arrive for your first swim.

Watch this space for exciting updates about coaching courses, extra swim sessions and events that may be added as the season progresses. FAQs here.