We specialise in fitting wetsuits for open water swimming, ensuring you get the optimal fit and performance from your wetsuit.
Read what some of our customers say about their new wetsuits and our fitting service.
Hi! I bought my wetsuit from you in September, and christened it in Rydal Water two weekends ago. I couldn’t believe the difference the suit made to my swim; I was positively warm, having always previously struggled with huge loss of body temperature. I had a lovely swim out to the island, and loved simply floating in the water, with all of my extra buoyancy. You guys are amazing in your quality of service, products and enthusiasm. Thank you!
Kerry Connolly Oct 2017
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful service and amazing wetsuit!
I bought the blue seventy fusion, I never realised how much difference a new suit would make! I’m faster and feel like I’m swimming without a suit!
I love it and the service was great, really helping me get the right suit. Thank you and I won’t hesitate to shop with you again!! Jo-anne Oct 2017
Judy from Skye here. A huge thank you for all your help with the wetsuits, I have tried it out and it is fabulous….you were right, the neck wasn’t so tight once I was swimming!! But of course you are the one with the knowledge and experience!! Thanks again for your help. October 2017
Just want to say a big thanks to Terri who kitted me out with everything I needed to begin my open water swimming adventures (Blue Seventy Fusion Wet Suit; Thermal Hat; Gloves; Socks; Goggles; Swim Secure float/dry bag) The service I received was first class! I’m now swimming 3-5 times a week in a beautiful stretch of the River Wharfe. Thanks again StL – happy customer Chris Smith October 2017
Thanks a million for your time, your advice and your kindness this morning Pete. I couldn’t resist it and abandoned my trip up Pavey Ark in favour of a swim in Ullswater. The Reaction is a perfect fit and seems to really suit me. I felt very comfortable in it and following your advice got it on without having to beg the help of a tourist! The doughnut float bobbed reassuringly behind me and works really well. Everything does and I think I’ll have a lot of fun with this. It was a gorgeous afternoon and there was heat in the Sun. I am very happy and extremely grateful to you. Andy Butcher. Sept 2017
I am now the proud owner of a Blue Seventy Fusion wetsuit. I’m very pleased with my purchase. Terri was absolutely brilliant. Despite the fact she was very busy, she was attentive, knowledgeable and very helpful. Please pass on my thanks to her.
All the best, Ian . Sept 2017
Great place for the equipment needed. Had wet suit fitting and came out with my new wetsuit. Did not feel awkward at all even though a larger lady.
Suit great and am now hooked. Catherine Heaney. Sept 2017
I bought my first wet suit yesterday. The lady in the shop was so very helpful and really took the time to ensure I bought the most appropriate product, and to explain how to take care of it. Excellent customer service. Nick Pearson Sept 2017
I bought my wetsuit from swim the lakes. Excellent service and very understanding with the larger ladies like myself.. Emma Smith. Sept 2017
I bought a wetsuit from swim the lakes last year and it fits perfectly. The time effort and patience they had with me was amazing. I prefer to swim without it but for those really cold days it’s fabulous. I am also curvy. Fiona Hamer Sept 2017
my wetsuit fits perfectly, as does the one hubby bought. Pete likes nothing better than helping people into rubber suits….. Cathy Bryant
I love my wetsuit and because of these fantastic people I can now swim properly in rivers and lakes. I can even swim a mile now! So thank you all, I cannot sing your praises highly enough. Roara Chaplinskyi Sept 2017
Had my first lake swim this week, the wetsuit was brilliant…, Thanks for your patience and all the trying on, i’d never have got such a good fitting suit if i’d have bought on the internet. Alan June 2017
Many thanks for your help and advice at the try-on event last Sunday. Took my new wet suit for its first serious outing tonight, it fell awesome, so much more buoyancy and freedom of movement. Delighted with my purchase and well worth the 320 mile round trip to attend the event. I’d recommend these events to anyone looking for a new suit. Rob Marshall, April 2016
Thank you Pete for your help today …. it was just what I wanted…good honest advice.
I am thrilled with my wetsuit and boots and will keep in touch. cheers Jenny Marsh.
I visited yesterday for a wetsuit fitting (I was on the M6 anyway) and am more than delighted with the result. I had a 35 minute sea swim yesterday evening at Seahouses North Beach, only came out because I was tired, and other than a cold hand I was still cosily warm. OK I’m lucky that I could buy a “thermal helix” but Pete’s advice was key in ensuring that I brought the right size (left to myself I’d have brought a MT rather than a SMT) and that I put it on correctly. All in all I thought it was a wonderful service (and an impressive wetsuit)
Hello, I came in at the weekend to ask for some advice about wetsuits. I met Therry who I must say was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, helpful and made me feel very at ease with her friendly approach (please do pass on my praise for her caring attitude).
Many Thanks, Karen Deacon
@SwimtheLakes thankyou so much for helping me choose an awesome wetsuit today! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂
New wetsuits! @blueseventy, perfect fit thanks to @SwimtheLakes 1st swim in Derwent water.
Ian Wilson via Twitter
Great wetsuit and great service!
Thanks to you all at Swim the Lakes. Your advice was invaluable in selecting the right size and model of wetsuit for me – the Reaction.
It’s good to deal with real swimmers who know what they are talking about – thanks again. Andrew
Just wanted to say thank you to Andrea for great customer service, patience and advice at Head to the Hills. I’m now the proud owner of my first BlueSeventy wetsuit and it’s had two big dips in Coniston recently.
I just love the feeling of freedom as I plough on up the lake. It’s transformed my swimming.
Firstly a very belated and quick note to say thank you for helping me choose what has proven to be an excellent wetsuit. You actually did this over a year ago in the summer of 2015 and I’ve been meaning to email you to say how much I instantly loved OW swimming. Alan McMahon april 2016
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help with the wet suit. I successfully did the great north mile swim last Sunday and the suit was fabulous. I am on such a high and can’t wait for the next challenge. Thanks ever so much to you both. 🙂 :).
Hi Andrea, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time with my fitting yesterday. I managed to get out for a swim on Windermere before the lesson that my friend was doing and it made an incredible difference.
Thanks once again.
Best regards, Sue
My wife and I both bought wetsuits and other equipment lately. Service at the shop made us both feel extra special. We will recommend you to people we know that share our interest.
Thanks. Paul and Tracey Jackson.
Massive thanks today for helping me get the perfect wetsuit! Its taken me a while but you were great today and offered a really personal service. I’ve tested it out and its fab! Thanks again!
Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable, thank you ***** Gary Smith
Top service and excellent advice from proper enthusiasts. Highly recommended and well worth visiting.