Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP

Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP


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Hey team at Marlow OWS. The water quality (from my point of view) has got progressively worse over this season. It was so bad today that the corner by the Thames Water works smelt really bad. The w**d growth appears to have got to the point that the fish are dying.

What measures are put in place to ensure that a) water quality is assessed on a regular basis and b) *if* people/companies are polluting that they are held accountable?

Thanks, James
For Emma, the lovely lady who invited me to join her for a play on Monday.
Are you open Sunday 4 July for open water swimming?
Do you book and turn up between 6am and 8.30am as in no allocated slots?
Do you ahve a cafe which will be serving breakfast afterwards
Hello is it possible to come as a spectator?
If you are nearby and want to try OW - get in contact with Marlow Open Water Swim ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
The booking system on the website is not working. I'm trying to book for Wednesday evening and keep getting 'Sorry there was a problem. Please try again.'

Can I just turn up and pay like last summer?

What a lovely morning for a swim, whoโ€™s coming down open 6am to 9am
Who is joining us tomorrow morning for a swim 6am to 9am the water temperature is currently 19 degrees โ˜€๏ธ
Blowing my own trumpet kind of post๐Ÿ˜‚. Fab post from one of my lovely swimmers this morning Marlow Open Water Swim. ๐Ÿ™
Yet another fabulous introductory session at Marlow Open Water Swim
meeting another bunch of lovely people starting their open water adventure. The early starts are so worth it๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome to Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP, we have been running open water swimming and stand up paddle We look forward to seeing at our next sessions very soon.

Welcome to Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP, we have been running open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding sessions in Marlow for over 6 years. Our sessions are located in the heart of the Thames Valley and easily accessible from the whole of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, where we have been able to provide a safe and professionally run facility for clubs and individuals to enjoy

Operating as usual



We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and have been enjoying the beautiful sunshine this Easter.

Just a reminder that Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP is still closed for the next few weeks but will look to open in May when we can announce the new venue.

Thank you for being so patient... we know you are all eager to get back into the water with us this year. Unfortunately, things are just taking a little longer to be put in place before we can officially open!

We have exciting news coming and we cannot wait to share this with you ๐Ÿ‘€

In the meantime our friends at Caversham Lakes are open all day everyday for family fun, open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding. So if you want to enjoy a paddle or a dip this bank holiday Monday they will be open from 10am today.

Book now ๐Ÿ‘‡



Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP will have a NEW venue this year which will be announced in the next few weeks, but don't worry we will still be based in Marlow.

We are looking to start our open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding sessions again at the start of May if not sooner... however, in the meantime for those that are eager to get back into the water straight away we have teamed up with Caversham Lakes who have Swim & SUP sessions currently open Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday mornings 8am - 10am, and opening 7 days a week with longer sessions starting from Friday 15th April.

We can't wait to see you all for an even bigger and better season ahead. So keep your eyes peeled for more updates to come! ๐Ÿ‘€



Unfortunately, the lake is now closed for the season. We were expecting to continue our sessions until the end of the month, but due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to close a week earlier.

All future bookings will automatically be cancelled and refunded, so you wonโ€™t need to do anything as this will be sorted for you.

We will be back in April 2022 ready for the new season. Please keep an eye on our page for all updates and announcements for when we launch bookings for the new season.

Thank you for choosing to swim & SUP with us this year and we look forward to seeing you next year.

All the best
Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP Team


Guess who's back??

We can confirm that the Lake will be open this evening with all sessions now able to return as normal. We want to thank everyone for being so patient and understanding over the last week while we have been taking measures to ensure the water is safe and acceptable for everyone to return.

Swim & SUP will be open today from 5:30pm until dusk.

Please book online in advanced via the website:

We look forward to seeing lots of you later.

Marlow Open Water Swim & SUP

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Few places left in the open water swimming coaching course this weekend. Staturday Marlow and Sunday Caversham options.
Great if you got Blenhiem or another event and you need some extra help!
Use code RETURN20 for 37% off!

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OPEN AS USUAL! Who's jumping in this evening for a Bank Holiday Monday Swim & SUP? ๐Ÿ’ฆ

We're open 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm ๐Ÿ™‚

Please book on our website prior to your visit -


We're open 5:30pm - 8:00pm today for anyone who wants to come and cool down!! ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

Water is about 24 degrees, so still cooler in, than out :D


Who's jumping in like this tonight after the sizzling Monday we've had?! ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

We're open 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm :)

Please book on our website prior to your visit -


Look at this view ๐Ÿฆข ๐Ÿ˜

Weโ€™re open tomorrow, Wednesday evening, as per usual from 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Please donโ€™t forget to book online via our website prior to visiting. ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Weโ€™re also gutted to inform you, that weโ€™ve had to cancel the Wednesday mornings due to low numbers. We really wanted to give you guys a weekday AM option, but it just didnโ€™t make sense. ๐Ÿ˜ž


Who's jumping in with us this weekend?

We're open Saturday & Sunday, 6:00am โ€“ 9:00am ๐Ÿ•˜

Please book online via our website ๐Ÿ“ฒ


Lake OPEN as normal tonight!
5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm
Please book before visiting โœŒ๏ธ

160 local children given FREE water safety training 28/06/2021

160 local children given FREE water safety training

Bravo Victoria Faulkner Barber ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

MyMarlow says: Well done Victoria โ€“ youโ€™ve delivered vital, potentially life saving, knowledge to a huge number of local children, with more to come!

160 local children given FREE water safety training Victoria Barber, a Marlow based triathlon coach has just completed a week of water safety sessions for local children - all provided free of charge!! A


Open 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm this evening ๐Ÿ‘

Who's coming for a swim & paddle? Please pre-book via our website. :)


Wondering if this is still the way ? ๐Ÿค” :D


If anyone interested? :)


FREE 1-2-1 Open Water Swimming Session with Sue Lord Open Water Coaching ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Your chance to win ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

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โœ… Like this post
โœ… Tag 2 friends in comments below
โœ… For an extra entry share the post to your story

Competition closes on Sunday 27th June and weโ€™ll contact the winner. GOOD LUCK!

*To enter you must be a competent swimmer already and cannot be a beginner


This guy looks like he's in blissful heaven... sounds good?

We're open 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm tonight for swimming & SUP.

Book now ๐Ÿ‘‰

Photos from Marlow Open Water Swim's post 21/06/2021

We love to see smiley faces all around :) :) :)

SUMMER SOLSTICE - the longeeeeest day of the year today, which means the swim tonight may be extended for an additional hour or so... Come and enjoy the sunset with the Marlow team ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ…

Please book online prior to your visit ๐Ÿ‘‰


The 'Swimmer's Itch' and how one can protect themselves and cope with the annoying itchiness. โ˜ฃ๏ธ

And since we're merely just guests in our lovely lake really, it's important to educate ourselves with the ways our mother nature works. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

And we think Susie Symes from Outdoor Swimmer Magazine captured it well with the below image ๐Ÿค“

Have a look and let us know your thoughts and perhaps share your tricks.

Photos from Marlow Open Water Swim's post 15/06/2021

๐ŸŒŠ Marlow Lake at it's best with prep sessions every Monday evening (amongst other visitors) ๐ŸŒŠ

We've had a SMASHING eve yesterday with over 260 people coming down to enjoy the lake with us... pure joy and infinite positive vibes! Thanks so much to everyone who makes this place the best office in the world. And thanks to Zoe Furnell and the team to make sure everyone was having a great time. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ“… Opening Times for Swimming and Paddle Boarding ๐Ÿ“…

Monday (evenings) 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm
Wednesday (evenings) 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm
Saturday (mornings) 6:00am โ€“ 9:00am
Sunday (mornings) 6:00am โ€“ 9:00am



Weโ€™re stocked up with a number of swim toe floats available at the lake from tomorrow morning plus goggles and swim hats ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Whoโ€™s coming for a morning dip?
Please donโ€™t forget to book online before your visit. ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Making you a better swimmer through our knowledge and experience - Booking by Bookwhen 11/06/2021

Making you a better swimmer through our knowledge and experience - Booking by Bookwhen

New to open water swimming? Have a fear of open water? Panicking when you are in?
Got a triathlon coming up and need help to swim straight?

We have coached group sessions for you to help in these areas starting from THIS WEEKEND

Check the dates and book on to these brilliant courses held at Marlow and Caversham Lakes

You will be pleased you did!

Making you a better swimmer through our knowledge and experience - Booking by Bookwhen

Photos from Marlow Open Water Swim's post 10/06/2021

โš ๏ธ DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK 2021 โš ๏ธ aims to equip everybody across the UKI with the skills and knowledge, to make the right decisions about water safety.

We feel really strongly about this at Marlow Lake and have been/and will be collaborating with a number of couches and hosting sessions for anyone to attend. Please keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming sessions with Sue Lord Open Water Coaching Victoria Faulkner Barber Kevin Wallace

We're inviting people of all ages, children, parents, grandparents, to come and try OWS in a safe environment and learn the basic skills to ensure no incidents happen and we keep the smiley faces on our lake lovers ๐Ÿฅฐ


Hey guys! ๐ŸŒž

We're open tonight 5:30pm โ€“ 8:00pm for swimming and paddle boarding ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Don't forget to book in advance via our website ๐Ÿ“ฒ

โœ”๏ธ1500m loop now open
โœ”๏ธ Plenty of tow floats in stock
โœ”๏ธ Bunch of swanky SUPs for sale, don't forget to check them out
โœ”๏ธ Drinks available from the cafe
โœ”๏ธ Stunning weather & views


Would you look at this?! We marvelled at it ๐Ÿ˜

The beautiful nature that just keeps giving.

Head down this weekend and experience it with us - SUP & Swimming slots still available.

BOOK NOW โฌ‡๏ธ



Morning from with a turkey assisting with water safety this morning๐Ÿ˜‚

Photos from Marlow Open Water Swim's post 29/05/2021

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend Guys!

We've had a wonderful morning here at Marlow Lake today and the water was just divine at around 15 degrees. ๐ŸŒก๏ธ

Sue Lord Open Water Coaching wasn't wasting any time and had her OWS session with these awesome troopers ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

If anyone is gutted to have missed this, don't you worry, next one is on Wednesday 9th June ๐Ÿ‘

Have a smashing weekend ya'll!


Josie Gibson falls off obstacle course float

Our sister lake Caversham Lakes hosted Josie Gibson from This Morning today, and let's just say it was a slippery slope for a second there :D

A must watch!


Don't miss out on the hottest day of the year :P and come join us for a swim or a paddle at Marlow lake.

We're open 5:30 - 8:00 ๐Ÿ‘

Please don't forget to book your swim before you arrive.

โœ”๏ธ Parking
โœ”๏ธ Showers
โœ”๏ธ CafรฉCafe

Making you a better swimmer through our knowledge and experience - Booking by Bookwhen 26/05/2021

Making you a better swimmer through our knowledge and experience - Booking by Bookwhen

Still a couple of places left for the open water swim coaching course this weekend

This is a brilliant coaching session to get you improving or even taste your first open water swim!

Mixed abilities in the group will be coached to their level and of course if you are new or nervous our coaches will make you relaxed and ensure you have a fab experience !

Making you a better swimmer through our knowledge and experience - Booking by Bookwhen

Photos from Marlow Open Water Swim's post 26/05/2021

Hi guys, we just received a brand new delivery of these babies if anyone is interested in purchasing a new summer toy? Only ยฃ499 for the next 25 customers.

They come with all the accessories, bag, pump, paddle, ankle strap, repair kit etc. โœŒ๏ธ

Email [email protected] if interested :)


๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† - ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ - ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Look at this beautiful scenery

Come join us for a swim this evening! Weโ€™re open until 8pm.

Walk-ins are welcome and the water temperature is 14 degrees ๐ŸŒก๏ธ

The ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐—บ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป with tow-float assistance of course.

What are you waiting for?

P.s.- weโ€™re closed this Sunday but open on ๐Ÿ“ฒ

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Fancy a new challenge?

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธNew dates added!!โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

These sessions are filling up fast...

For the 15th year in association with local lakes โ€˜Open Water Swimming Coachโ€™ is proud to offer group and 1-2-1 coaching.

Our team can offer group inductions, 1-2-1 coaching and organised Open water swim coaching throughout the year.

For group dates and 1-2-1 booking options please see the link below.

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Photos from Sue Lord Open Water Coaching's post 20/05/2021

Success!!! :)

Thanks to everyone that joined Sue Lord Open Water Coaching at Marlow Lake yesterday.

Would love to hear your thoughts on how it was!


Fantastic weather for a swim tonight ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Whoโ€™s coming?

Whoโ€™s coming for a swim this evening water temp is a whooping 14degrees

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Our Story

Marlow Open Water Swim is now running the Open Water Swimming, Running, Aquathlon (Swim/ Runs) and SUP Boarding at Westhorpe Lakes, which is located in the heart of the Thames Valley, easily accessible from the whole of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

With over 45 acres of lake space and some of the best running trails and river Thames towpath nearby, Marlow Open Water Swim at Westhorpe Lakes is a great place for the summer months to train, relax and unwind after a long day at work or start to your weekend.

The team are all highly experienced athletes and have raced at every level in triathlon, plus have over 15 years experience in running open water swimming venues and sporting events.

If you want to take up open water swimming or your first triathlon, or just want a safe and professionally run lake to train from, then Marlow Open Water Swim is the place to be in the summer.

We provide open water swim coaching and triathlon coaching all season and can cater for all levels. All of the coaches have competed for many years and are qualified to take you through your paces and get the results you look to achieve.

Throughout the summer months, there are Aquathlon Races, Open Water Swim races and Full Moon Swims, which happens for times throughout the summer months. Keep an eye on the Events pages for dates and how to enter.

We look forward to seeing down at Marlow Open Water Swim soon.

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There is only one way for the Evo junior kids club to get in and out is to make sure the coach gets in first.
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