Delivery

In most circumstances, we use Royal Mail for our deliveries, occasionally a courier. Deliveries may require a signature. We can deliver to a different address to your home address e.g. work address, simply enter a convenient delivery address when placing your order online. Please take care to enter the correct delivery address as we may be unable to rectify any mistakes.
We regret we are unable to pass messages on to your postman, you would need to do this locally.

Speedy dispatch: When goods are in stock and we receive your order by 1 pm, we always aim to dispatch your order the same day.  We will send an email upon the dispatch of your order, please check ‘junk’ in case it ends up there.
If for some reason, we cannot dispatch your order within 2 working days, we will email you with an estimated delivery date as soon as possible.

Post and Packing Options:

FREE Postage: For orders over £75, UK standard delivery is FREE

STANDARD Postage typically takes between 3-5 working days, after dispatch, for delivery, excluding weekends and public holidays.
Delivery can take longer during busy posting times. We will send an email upon dispatch of your order.

EXPRESS Postage uses RM Special Delivery and typically takes 1 working day but can take 2, excluding weekends and public holidays. Your order should be placed by 1 pm for same-day dispatch. This service requires a signature and cannot be left in a safe place. We will send an email on dispatch of your order.

Please note:  ‘Express Postage’ ensures the USE of a Special Delivery Service (usually via Royal Mail) but does not guarantee a next day delivery due to circumstances beyond our control, such as high post volumes, postal strikes or foul weather.

INTERNATIONAL Postage typically takes 15 working days, after dispatch, and will require a signature. Please select your country from the drop-down box in the delivery address section, when completing your order and the delivery charge will be displayed. We will send an email upon dispatch of your order.

NB: During the Coronavirus situation all deliveries may take longer due to Post Office / Royal Mail restrictions beyond our control.

What to do if your delivery is late:
It is very rare that parcels are lost however, they can be delayed due to issues out of our control including; adverse weather, busy postal times and pandemics. Please check with your household members, neighbours and places where the postman may have left your parcel as we find most ‘late’ deliveries are usually somewhere nearby. If no-one is able to receive your delivery or if it is too big for your letterbox, a card will be posted through your letterbox with instructions.
If you are unable to locate your delivery please e-mail us or call us on 015394 33826.

Post & Packing Charges:

Free UK standard delivery for orders £75 and over.

Standard Delivery: For orders under £75 UK standard delivery is £2.99 or £3.99 for most items and £4.99 for heavier parcels.

Express UK  – £6.99.  Postage is always quoted at checkout before your payment is taken.

International Delivery – Within Europe, we deliver to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden. The delivery charge to Europe is £15.99.

For USA and Canada, the delivery charge is £24.99.

Please select your country from the drop-down box in the delivery address section, when completing your order, and the delivery charge will be displayed. (If the charge is not displayed please ‘contact us’ so we may arrange payment via a separate link).

Christmas 2020 Deliveries 

We can dispatch orders as usual until 2 pm Mon 21st Dec 2020 using our standard UK service via Royal Mail, however, if your item is needed for Christmas we recommend our ‘express UK’ Service from the 18th Dec 2020.

No orders are dispatched on Christmas day, Boxing day, New Years day or Saturdays and Sundays.

We do our very best to ensure your parcels arrive in time for Christmas, choosing ‘Express UK’ ensures we use a Royal Mail special delivery service, but sometimes due to adverse weather, for example, parcels may be delayed.

Christmas Returns
We have extended our terms for Christmas returns. Items bought as Christmas presents, from 1st November 2020 that are to be returned to us must be back with us no later than the 8th January 2021.

Easy Exchanges & Returns:

Should you not be entirely satisfied with your goods we are happy to exchange or refund your purchase provided the items returned have not been worn, washed or damaged and are in the original packaging.  Return your unused item to us within 28 days of the day of dispatch, for a replacement or refund & include the following information:

NAME
ORDER NUMBER
REASON FOR RETURN
EXCHANGE / REFUND REQUIREMENTS

We recommend you use a registered (signed for) post for all returns, as Swim the Lakes are not responsible for return packages that do not reach us. All refunds will be given as soon as possible, usually a refund transaction onto the card used for purchasing. At the very latest we will refund your money within 30 days of the original purchase. In most cases the customer will be expected to pay the return cost, however, under certain circumstances for example, if the goods are faulty or incorrect, we may refund your return postage, up to a maximum limit of £10, please check with us before posting.

Complaints & Faulty Goods:

We will provide the option of a full refund, within a reasonable time, if the goods turn out to be faulty or different from those the consumer ordered. We will give all refunds as soon as possible. In some circumstance, we may have to wait for third party confirmation that the goods are indeed faulty (in the event of a return of a faulty item that needs to be assessed by the manufacturer.) Complaints will be dealt with fairly, confidentially and swiftly. We will acknowledge the complaint within 3 working days and provide a likely timescale for resolving the issue. We will keep you informed of what action we are taking.

Returns should be sent with your order number, contact details and other relevant info to:

Swim the Lakes
2 Compston Road
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9DJ

Many Thanks

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