Tel: 01628 638860

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Bray Lake Open Water Swimming

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  • Open Water Swimming

    Fresh Water, Weed Free, Lake

    Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire

  • Open water swimming

    Open to swimmers of all abilities

    Coaching available

Welcome to Bray Lake Open Water Swimming

Whether you have been swimming with us for years or maybe you just like the idea of swimming out doors, maybe you're doing your first triathlon, or have just recently learnt to swim, whatever your reason Bray Lake is a great place to swim. Friendly and safe, yet challenging if you need it to be with a variety of distances and exposure. Be warned though, open water swimming is very addictive.

At Bray Lake Open Water Swimming Centre we pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable atmosphere and welcome open water swimmers and triathletes of all abilities. If you are new to open water swimming or are unsure of your ability we recomend that you should be able to swim a minimum of 400m unaided. We have onsite swim proffessionals that run regular clinics and coaching sessions for all levels from novice to pro.

The popularity in triathlon and open water swimming is ever increasing and our Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead based Open Water Swimming Centre is looking forward to welcoming you to Bray Lake for the coming season.

Need some coaching? Get in touch with The Triathlon Training Centre who offer swim coaching and training at a variety of levels at Bray Lake.

Need a wetsuit? Get in touch with our swim wetsuit partner Hire a Wetsuit.

Have a question? Give us a call. The centre is open 7 days a week and we are alway happy to chat.

Current water temp: 17°C
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  • Despite the short daylight hours and the inclement weather we are still open although only offering a limited program at this time of year. Check the current timings for opening.
  • Water temperature is holding at 4 degrees at the moment so only suitable for experience cold water swimmers.
  • Despite the weather and water temperatures our Saturday morning session is still busy with regular swimmers challenging and enjoying themselves.

Opening Times

The times below are for swimming sessions between April and September:

  • Tuesday 06:00 – 09.00 and 18.00 – 20:30
  • Thursday 06.00 – 09.00 and 18.00 – 20.30
  • Saturday 06.00 – 09.00
  • Sunday 06.00 – 09.00

Sessions are run between November and March, howeverer are subject to change.  Amended times will be posted on our Facebook page and also under Latest Info above.

With your safety being our priority, the start and the finish times will vary throughout the year to coincide with the sunrise and sunset. 

General Information

Please note that whilst swimming at Bray Lake is open all year round, swim times change regularly in line with daylight hours. Weather conditions can also play a part in our opening and closing times as they also have an effect on visibility and your safety. 

You're always welcome to call on 01628 638860 if you have any questions!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for all the seasonal variations, events and safety information.

Water temperature taken daily during the main swimming season.


Events run at Bray Lake are organised by external companies. Please contact the event organiser for more information.