Safety guidelines

Swim Safety Guidance Notice

Please read carefully:

  • We will not operate sessions if the water temperature drops below 11 degrees Celsius.
  • Wetsuits will be mandatory under 14 degrees and not permitted above 22 degrees.
  • If you are unwell do not swim.
  • Under 16’s must be accompanied to the lake by a responsible adult.
  • The minimum age for open water swimming is 8 years old.
  • There is a single entry/exit point. Do not enter or exit the lake at any other point.
  • Please take care entering and exiting the lake, as the surface will be slippery.
  • Please show consideration for other swimmers. If you notice someone in distress, alert the water safety staff.
  • We recommend you swim with a buddy.
  • Wetsuits are mandatory below 14 Celsius.
  • We recommend that you wear a bright swim hat so that you are easily visible to the water safety team.
  • If you get into distress, lie on your back and raise one arm. Safety staff will come to your aid.
  • You are responsible for your property and belongings. Neither the Venue operator nor organisers take any responsibility for the security of your property.
  • Do not leave valuables in the changing areas.
  • If we need to evacuate the lake a horn will be sounded five times.
  • Please fill in our guideline and waiver forms upon your first visit to any TriSwim lake.

Swimmers aged 8-16 years must have a competent adult over the age of 18 swimming with them, and be assessed by a TriSwim coach before their first swim (must be pre-booked). Please email info@triswim.org.uk to book an assessment. Please forward a completed NOWCA Rules and Waiver form to us before the assessment.