WHAT WE DO
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 calendar.
Shop Open Times:
Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm. Lunch 1-2pm. (We are now closed on Sundays until spring 2017).
Please check B4 making a specific journey as sometimes we may need to close.
Bookings and enquires on 015394 33826
Online Sales and bookings are 24/7
A few of the products from our store
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