Bookings & Enquires: 015394 33826|swim@swimthelakes.co.uk

WHAT WE DO

ADVENTURE SWIM BREAKS

Mid-week & Weekend Adventures with some of the Best Swims in the Country.

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ADVENTURE SWIM DAYS

Exploring The Fabulous Lake District Through Swimming Adventures

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SHORT WILD SWIMS

Fully Guided Dips & Swim Treats to Wet your Wild Swimming Appetite. Come and Dive in

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OPEN WATER SWIM COURSES

Join our Very Popular Introduction and Event Preparation Courses

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WETSUIT FITTING SERVICE

In-Store Wetsuit Fitting from the Specialists

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WETSUIT TRY-ON EVENTS

Try Before You Buy & Get the Perfect Wetsuit for You

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WETSUIT HIRE

Hire a wetsuit to go for a Swim, for a Local Event or for one of our Swims.

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ONLINE SWIM SHOP

Tried & Tested Open Water Swimming Gear. Fabulous After-sales & Service.

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Welcome to Swim the Lakes ~ The Lake District Open Water Swimming Specialists

We love wild swimming too and based in the Lake District, we’re in one of the best places in the world for indulging your passion.

Join us on an Adventure Swim Day in the Lake District or stay a little longer with our Adventure Swim Breaks. Only time for a dip? try a guided Short Wild Swim in the Lake District. We have a fully loaded open water swimming shop for all your  equipment and provide a wetsuit fitting service at our Ambleside store to ensure you get the right wetsuit.

Plan your visit to us with our swim calender.

Online sales: 24/7

Shop Times: Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat 9.30am* – 5pm; Sun 10am – 4pm.

*We sometimes open at 11am on Saturdays due to courses, please check B4 travelling.

Bookings and enquires on 015394 33826

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