Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming is a fast growing activity and you are welcome at Fritton Lake no matter your goal!

As one of the lead providers of open water swimming in the region we have many ways for you to enjoy our lake. Our regular weekly sessions have been running since 2009 and attract swimmers of all types from leisure swimmers looking to unwind and enjoy a unique perspective of our lake, to athletes swim training for competition or for more extreme challenges such as channel swimming.

Whoever you speak to at Fritton, they’ll tell you it’s addictive (and that includes the winter swimmers who plunge into water at temperatures below 5C!).

All our sessions are monitored and a safety boat is on hand at all times, plus we have experienced triathlon and swim coaches to provide any support and guidance needed for you to get the most out of your experience.  In addition we have male and female changing rooms at the lake side with warm showers.

Fritton Lake also hosts a number of swim events during the year. These include team and individual events, timed distances from 1500m and our very popular SwimRun events. New for 2018 we have our Marathon Swim Challenge where individuals and teams of up to 10 will complete the iconic 10km distance. For details of all these events and more click here.

We are delighted to be listed as one of the top 10 swimming holiday destinations in the world.