Hever Castle Lake

HEVER CASTLE  & GARDENS, HEVER, EDENBRIDGE, KENT TN8 7NG

Hever Castle is the perfect setting for all swimmers wanting to take part in open water swimming, young and old, experienced and new with its calm and shallow waters adjacent to the historic Loggia.

Hever Castle is our “wild” swimming venue, so there will be no facilities to change or shower after your swim, so please ensure you come dressed to swim and are prepared to go home without changing.

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OPENING June 2023
Please see calendar below for av availability and booking

400m, 750m circuit
Shallow bay swimming
Wetsuits and tow floats are not obligatory
Juniors welcome

Please bring and wear a brightly coloured swim hat.

Open water training and coaching for all levels including juniors
BTF coaching
Free parking
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You do not need a TriSwim annual membership to swim at any TriSwim venue. You can swim with us as a non member, but joining with us will discount each swim and comes with LOADS of great benefits.

Upon your first visit, we will require every swimmer to undertake a short safety briefing. This is to ensure you are given all the appropriate information to keep you safe and enjoy your swimming experience. Your safety briefing is free with your membership and will consist of a dry land safety briefing and a 5 minute water based safety briefing – it is quick and easy!

Please note that children under the age of 16 can swim FOR FREE with each paying adult.


Please find dates where Hever in unavailable due to event commitments below the calendar.

Hever Castle Lake Swim

£12.00

TriSwim is honoured to bring this historic and beautiful venue to our swimming family.

Hever Castle is home to the annual Castle Triathlon Series Gauntlet and Bastion triathlon, as well as their famous swimming series. TriSwim will be bringing regular open water swimming to Hever Castle so that you may visit and practice for these prestigious events, but also support those looking to swim in the historic and beautiful settings of Hever Castle, home to Anne Boleyn.

Please note that on the following dates, due to marriage ceremonies, open water swimming will commence at 6.30pm, not 6pm:

Thursday 15th June
Thursday 22nd June
Thursday 6th July
Thursday 13th July
Thursday 20th July
Thursday 7th September
Thursday 14th September

We regret that due to the historic and private nature of Hever Castle, we cannot offer spectators and/or access into the castle grounds.

You can explore everything that Hever Castle has to offer by visiting: https://www.hevercastle.co.uk/

Free parking is located by exiting Hever Road next to St Peter’s Church and following the road to the rear of the castle, via an access gate (operated by TriSwim). Please park next to the big TriSwim flags and be prepared that parking is on grass, which may be muddy in the winter.


Kids swim FREE.

Every child under the age of 16 will swim free with a paying adult.
If you are bringing your child, you must either remain in the water or on site at all times your child is in the water.

You do not need to have a membership but you will need to book your swims in advance. Your membership is an annual subscription which you can opt out of and cancel auto renewing from your account at any time.

The start time listed on your swim ticket is the beginning of the swim session, but you are welcome to arrive and swim any time between the start and finish of the swim session.

Buying membership offers you discounted swims at all venues, the benefit of being able to manage your own bookings by rescheduling your swim up to 3 days prior to the start of the booking, access to all lakes and events, nutritional support and plans within your account area, discounted coaching, priority and discounted event entry, partner offers and more.

Please note that if you are booking a non-member swim ticket, please do so carefully as we cannot process any refunds or change your booking once ordered. If you would like to be able to obtain a refund or rescheduling, please join as a member.

Once purchased, your membership is automatic and stored on our database - you can purchase a swim ticket as soon as membership is purchased. You will find the discounted swim price for members only only AFTER you have purchased a membership.

Member swim - £ 8.50 per swim

Non member swim - £12 per swim

Solo membership is for everyone over the age of 16 or looking to swim without parental supervision and is £40 which gains you access for the season to ALL TriSwim open water venues.

Family Membership (2 adults, 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children - only valid on children under the age of 16) is £90. Children under the age of 8 swim for for free with every paying adult. They must remain under your supervision in the water at all times. All children over the age of 8 must have a ticket booked.

Parent Membership (1 adult, 1 child -  only valid on children under the age of 16) is £60. Children under the age of 8 swim for free with every paying adult. They must remain under your supervision at all times. All children over the age of 8 must have a ticket booked.

Coaches membership is £90. All coaches wishing to coach their athletes at our lakes must purchase a coaching membership and provide TriSwim with a copy of your appropriate qualification and valid coaches insurance. Any coach not complying with these regulations will be asked to leave and their coaching session stopped immediately.

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