Swimming

How do I book?

When open,  booking is through messages on Gosfield Lake Open Swimming fb page, bookings can only be taken from Sunday 12 noon for the following week, if you are new to the lake you will need a safety briefing, which will be done at the beginning of the session.

When are the sessions?

Tuesday 4.30pm –  8.00pm

Thursday 9.00am – 10.00am

Friday 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Saturday 8.00am – 9.00am

Sunday 7.00am – 8.00am, 8.00am – 9.00am

Bank Holidays 9.00am – 10.00am

Each sessions is for an hour, if require more, ask. 

Can I just turn up?

We like to keep both sessions and parking not too full, therefore we prefer for everyone to have notified us prior to arrival.

What if you haven't responded?

If I have replied to your request, it is either because I am away from my pc. This account is not linked to my phone 🙂 or I do not have a session to offer you at the moment.

Can I bring someone else?

Every swimmer has to be booked in for a session, welcome to ask when making your booking. If I have space I will confirm. Spectators are welcome to use the cafe.

I haven't been before - what do i need ?

Even if you have a wetsuit you will need a safety tow float, this is due to H & S protocol. Wetsuits can be shorties as well as tri suits. All participants have to have one of our swim caps, this is to differentiate you from our water ski buoys.

Do you hire wet suits?

We do not have swim wetsuits, the wetsuits on site are ski suits – not suitable for open swimming.

Can go in and swim/play rather than do laps etc?

No we are not an Open Air Lido, the Water Ski Club has sole use of the lake and we are permitted to swim for these sessions. The swimmers need to be able to complete a clockwise 300m,1200 or 1500m course. Outside of the swim sessions, there is no public access to the lake.

Price

Sessions are £5 per person, our swim caps are £5, at present we have no facility for card payments, so payments are via cash we always have change.

Resort Rules

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking. For details of our cancellation policy please see our T&C’s

  • All campers are asked to be considerate to fellow campers at all times.

  • Noise, music and vehicle movement is not permitted between 11pm and 6am.

  • No swimming in the lake

  • No open campfires or disposable BBQ’s. BBQs and fire pits are permitted as long as off the ground. 

  • Please place rubbish in the bins provided. You are surrounded by wildlife, who will visit if you leave food and rubbish out by your tent/caravan.

  • Day visitors are welcome, but must check-in via reception. The normal entry fee will apply and they are asked to  leave by 9.30pm

  • Abusive and drunk behaviour, will result in you being asked to leave the site without a refund.