The home of open water swimming. Our picturesque lake is set in the heart of the Berkshire countrysi OpenWaterSwim.co.uk is based at Bray Lake Watersports in Maidenhead (SL6 2EB) and is dedicated to helping you improve your open water swimming.
We offer coaching to support those new to open water swimming, as well as those looking to improve. Join us for one of our group training sessions or book in for a one to one coaching session with one of our senior coaches.
Operating as usual
Our Introduction to Open Water Swimming coached sessions return to Bray Lake Open Water Swimming in April. For more information and to book head to http://www.triathlontrainingcentre.co.uk/novice-intro-open-water/
Want to try something new, in the outdoors which is great for mind and body - then check out Bray Lake Watersports Beginners SUP Yoga Course!
Beginners SUP Yoga Course
Paddle – Balance – Stretch
This 4 week course focuses on improving your paddling skills, movement on the board and introduces you to SUP Yoga. Each week will progress your skills in a fun and relaxed environment.
Join us on Wednesday evenings 17:30 – 19:00 for 4 weeks,
Wednesday 8th September
Wednesday 15th September
Wednesday 22nd September
Wednesday 29th September
Price: £120 for the 4 week course. This price includes your board and paddle hire.
Book your space online or by giving us a call on 01628 638860.
To attend you need to be a competent paddleboarder. If you haven’t paddleboarded before and would like to join in please contact us regarding a beginners lesson.
Come join us at Bray Lake Watersports for their Full Moon Swim on Tuesday 21st September 2021!!
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Our Full Moon Swim is back on Tuesday 21st September 2021.
Get your glow sticks at the ready to experience open water swimming by moon light. We will also be running a Full Moon SUP Paddle and Intro To SUP Night Paddling on the same evening.
More details and booking information will be coming soon.
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Are you new to open water swimming? Join our experienced coaches for our Novice Intro to Open Water Swimming coached sessions at Bray Lake. For more details - including to book - head to openwaterswim.co.uk.
Our Novice Intro to Open Water coached session on Monday public holiday is now fully booked, but our friends at Bray Lake Watersports have some fantastic activities on Monday to help you enjoy the sunshine. See below.
And for those new to open water swimming, our June dates for our Novice Intro to Open Water coached sessions are available for booking via openwaterswim.co.uk.
What are you doing this bank holiday?
Monday 31st May
Start SUP – 10:00 – 12:00
Improver SUP – 12:30 – 14:30
Interested in trying something new - how about kayaking or canoeing. See details below.
This is Rachel, she is one of our new instructors.
She ran a kayak and canoe rescue course for the rest of the staff yesterday. she will be teaching a lot of our kayaking and canoeing courses this year.
Rachel has been paddling since she was 12 and coaching for 6 years so she has a lot of experience. Her love of kayaking has meant she has worked abroad doing a season in Greece but he favourite place to paddle is the river Dee in Llangollen.
If you fancy learning to kayak we have plenty of courses coming up including
BC Paddle Award Discover Kayak – 1st + 3rd May, 14:00 – 17:00, £159 per person
BC Paddle Award Start, Kayak and Canoe – 2nd May, 13:00 – 16:00, £89 per person
We also hire out sit in kayaks,
Sit on tops and canoes.
Book online or give us a call
With these lovely warm days and warmer nights the lake has warmed up and is in double figures. A great time to join us for our Novice Intro to Open Water Swim coached sessions on Monday and Wednesdays at 6pm at Bray Lake Watersports - head to www.openwaterswim.co.uk to book
Bray Lake has reached double figures!
The lake is back to double figures and more beautiful days like this are coming. Who was waiting for 10 degrees to get swimming again?
It is fantastic to be back at Bray Lake Watersports enjoying the open water swimming sessions. If you are new to open water swimming or would like some assistance adapting to the cooler water temperatures, join us for our Novice Intro to Open Water swimming coached sessions. For more information, head to openwaterswim.co.uk.
Who is new to cold water swimming? And have you felt the benefits?
We have plenty of swimming slots for you to book in to and a few different payment options.
An update for open water swimming times - keeping the good times rolling all year at Bray Lake Open Water Swimming
Please see details below on the changes to swim times @ Bray Lake Open Water Swimming as we slide into winter. No need to return to the pool!!
Interested in a swimming challenge next year then check out the Thames Marathon event. Registration open now
It’s swim time! 🏊♀️ 🏊♂️
Open Water Swim sessions at Bray Lake are:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 6am - 9am
Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm - 8pm
To ensure that you can enjoy your swim sessions without delays, you can renew your 'Friend of Bray Lake' memberships online or at the Clubhouse If you need any assistance with your renewals please contact us any time.
The Monkey Bar Cafe will be open for you during and after your swim sessions. You are welcome to pop in for a post-swim snack - food, hot and cold snacks & beverages are available in the Clubhouse Monkey Bar.
We look forward to seeing you all !
A great event - early bird prices finish tonight!!
It's today! Early bird sales end at midnight tonight. And it's payday, so why not book yourself in for a warm and fuzzy feeling on July 14th when you cross that finish line at the Outdoor Swimmer Henley Swim Festival. 😄🏊♂️🏊♀️
Reserve your place here:
A lovely evening for an open water swim at Bray Lake Open Water Swimming.
We begin our Novice Intro to Open Water Swimming coaches series from next Tuesday. For more details, and to book, head to http://www.triathlontrainingcentre.co.uk/novice-intro-open-water/
Join us at Bray Lake this weekend with your friends and family for a very warm, sunny time (23 degree forecast)!
Take to the water on a paddleboard, kayak, windsurfer or dinghy
OR relax on the terrace of our Monkey Bar Cafe, overlooking the lake with an ice cream, a hot/cold beverages and a snack!
We look forward to seeing you here !
It’s swim time! Check out details below for opening times over the Easter weekend.
It is going to be a fabulous warm weekend - perfect for an open water swim! Current swim sessions per week are:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 6am - 9am
Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm - 8pm
If your fancy a post-swim snack - food, hot and cold snacks & beverages are available in the Clubhouse Monkey Bar.
Please note the following for those joining us down at Bray Lake Open Water Swimming - thanks!
Some top swim tips from our head coach Richard Stannard.
Want to learn more - join us for our Introduction to Open Water Swimming course - http://www.triathlontrainingcentre.co.uk/novice-intro-open-water/ - at Bray Lake Open Water Swimming
Four steps to a faster swim Want to improve your swimming for tri? Seven time world champion Richard Stannard aka ‘the Fish’ has these four tips…
Are you interested in learning about and trying cold water swimming but aren’t sure where to start? See top tips below from the team at Bray Lake Open Water Swimming plus join them this Saturday morning for a swim from 830am with support/encouragement from the regular experienced cold water swimming legends!!
As the daylight hours change, so to do the open water swimming times at Bray Lake Watersports. Please read below for all the details.
Looking for something for the kids to do last few weeks of school holidays - lots of activities and fun to be had at Bray Lake Watersports
We still have a few spaces left for kids activities 27th- 31st August. Full and part week available.
Learn to sail
Learn to paddle and mixed activity weeks
Message or call the centre for more details
Triathlon Training Centre News - August 2018 - https://mailchi.mp/e8f7939f7fb8/triathlon-training-centre-news-august-2018
Tickets for our FULL MOON SWIM event next Friday 27 July at Bray Lake Watersports are selling FAST and with numbers limited we are scheduled to sell out before next Friday so please do book online if you wish to join us.
EX-DEMO WETSUIT SALE - we have a number of ex-demo and ex-hire wetsuits, plus a few NEW WETSUITS for sale. These are perfect for those new to triathlon or open water swimming. Please see details set out below and for more information and to purchase, contact Jas at [email protected].
Plans for morning? Sunshine and warmer waters - come join us for an open water swim at Bray Lake Watersports - open from 6am-9am. No better way to start your day!
Thanks to this sunny ☀️ weather Bray Lake Watersports water temp has hit 13 degrees!! Join us tomorrow Saturday for an open water swim from 6-9am
New to open water swimming or triathlon? Our head coach Richard Stannard has designed an open water swim coaching course held at Bray Lake Watersports to develop your open water swimming and front crawl skills and improve your swim fitness ready for your first race.
For more information and to book head to http://www.triathlontrainingcentre.co.uk/novice-intro-open-water/
Novice Intro to Open Water Introduction to Open Water Swimming If you are new to open water swimming or racing your first triathlon or open water swim event, join us at Bray Lake for an introduction to open water…
It's hotting up at Bray Lake Watersports! The lake is open for open water swimming on its full summer timetable - join the gang for a dip on Tuesday & Thursday morning & evenings and Saturday & Sunday mornings. Further details http://www.braylakeswimming.com
Refuel after your open water swim with the team Bray Lake Watersports !
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