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Tel: 01628 638860

Welcome to Bray Lake Open Water Swimming

Whether you have been open water swimming for years or just fancy giving it a go, Bray Lake is a great place to swim. It doesn't matter whether its your first time or whether you are a seasoned professional you will always get a friendly welcome, a great cup of coffee or tea and get to swim with a bunch of like minded people. Bray Lake swimming is friendly and safe, yet challenging if you need it to be with a variety of distances and exposure. 

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 you should be confident to swim a minimum of 250m unaided. For those who aren't we run regular Intro To Open Water Swim courses, please contact us for more information. Our onsite swim professionals also run regular clinics and coaching sessions for all levels from novice to pro.

All swims must be pre-booked online and booking is available 10 days in advance for paid members and 7 days in advance for Friends of Bray Lake.

Below is more information on how to register and book a swim. You can access the booking site by clicking on the Online Booking button.

We currently have some Covid guidelines in place to help keep our customers and staff safe. Please read these guidelines before arriving at the lake. 

Online BookingCOVID-19 GuidelinesHow to Book Online

Swimming Registration

All swimmers must be registered as a Friend of Bray Lake. If you are new to swimming at Bray Lake please follow the registration link. You will need to select New User and then Friend of Bray Lake. During the registration process you will enter your email address and a password which are your log in details for booking sessions.

For all existing or returning swimmers please select Existing Customer Login and enter your details. There is a forgotten password link should you require it.

Registrations will last for 1 year and you will receive an email when your renewal is due. To renew you just need to log in as normal and you will either be taken directly to the renewal process or you can select Renew User Account at the bottom of the right hand column on the home page.

Please make sure you renew your existing account rather than creating a new account as this causes problems on our system.

We strongly advise that you complete your renewal at home to save you time and avoid a delay when arriving at the lake.

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  • We ask that you please put your name and contact number in your kit
  • For junior swimmers please bring a completed Junior Swim Waiver to their first swim of 2022. 
  • Our summer swim schedule will be starting on Saturday 2nd April 2022.
  • Barista coffee and brunch are served over the weekends, we hope you enjoy
  • For regular updates follow our Open Water Swimming Facebook page

Junior Swim Waiver 2022

For all junior swimmers (Under 16) we require an additional swim waiver to be completed each year. Please print and complete the below form and hand it into reception on their first swim of the year. 

Junior Swim Waiver

Opening Times

Please see the below current swim times.

Tuesday and Thursday

06:00 - 10:00

17:00 - 20:00

Saturday and Sunday

06:30 - 10:00

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.

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

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

RLSS Open Water Lifeguard Course

New for 2022 we are offering RLSS Open Water Lifeguarding Courses at Bray Lake. We have the following courses scheduled.

Course 1

14th, 15thand 16th June 2022

 Course 2

1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2022

This 3 day course is £250 per person and enables candidates with no previous lifeguard experience to become qualified. By attaining this qualification candidates will have been assessed as competent to provide supervision and rescue cover for planned, organized and risk-assessed activities in open water still, no tidal.

To book a space on one of the courses or for more information please give us a call on 01628 638860.