Bray Lake Open Water Swimming

Bray Lake Open Water Swimming

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Anyone know approx water temperature this week?
Thank you for a great sporty swim this morning, rather choppy but the water was lovely and warm :-)
What’s the water temperature today? Are wetsuits permitted?
Marlow Lake opened for swimming today at 5pm

Will Bray be following suit soon?
Thanks for organising today so we could still swim but keep our social distance.
Thanks for a great event on Sunday. Really enjoyed it. Are you going to put the photos on this page? Thx
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The Boulter’s To Bray swim is held annually in Maidenhead in July. The proceeds from the swim are donated to the The Boulter’s to Bray Swim Trust. The Trust is a registered charity with an objective to ‘promote community participation in healthy recreation and physical activity by making grants to help promote amateur sport in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas’. Each year we award grants to individuals or groups in the community for sport-related pursuits and activities. This year we have a total grant pot of £1,500 that we are looking to award to one or more individuals or groups in Maidenhead and the surrounding areas. In previous years we have awarded the grant to a group using sport to help with mental health matters, to a young carer to help pay for her dance lessons, to a couple of ladies who organise buggyfit running groups to encourage new parents to get out and active and to a young swimming instructor to help her pay for further training.

Applications for this year’s grant are open. Do you know of anyone (individual or group) who could benefit from our grant? Please encourage them to apply at: http://boulterstobrayswim.org/ Applications close on 29th February.
Perhaps for somebody here?! :)
perhaps for somebody here?! :)
Happy New Year from all of us! And a reminder that Bray Lake Open Water Swimming re-opens Saturday morning. See you soon!
Save the Dates :)

Open water swimming venue for swimmers, triathletes and anyone interested in these activities.

- S

Operating as usual

03/10/2022
01/10/2022

Swim Price Update
Due to the continual rise in business operating costs we have made the difficult decision to increase our swim prices. We understand that with the increase in cost of living this is a difficult time for everyone so we have kept the increases to a minimum. This small increase doesn’t cover but helps with the rising cost of electricity and waste disposal for our showers and toilets. It also helps us to keep the swimming open during the winter.
Our updated swim prices are,

Friend of Bray Lake Options
Individual Swim - £7.00
Block of 10 Swims - £56
1 Month Unlimited Swims - £70

Paid Members Options
To access the below you need an Annual Membership - £110
Member Individual Swim - £4.50
Members Block of 10 Swims - £45
1 Month Unlimited Swim - £45
Unlimited Winter Swim Card (October – March) - £110

Please remember all swim sessions must be pre-booked online.
We hope you all understand the reasons we have had to make this move and thank you for your continued support.

The Bray Lake Team

26/09/2022

OPEN WATER SWIMMING RE-OPENING

We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our swim sessions tomorrow Tuesday 27th September 2022.

We are sorry for the inconvenience the cancelled swim sessions over the last few weeks may have caused and we would like to offer all swimmers a free swim session this week (Tuesday 27th September, Thursday 29th September, Saturday 1st October or Sunday 2nd October).

To book in your free swim please give us a call on 01628 638860 with the date and time you would like to swim and we can take your booking.

All other swim sessions need to be pre-booked online as normal.

Swim session timings this week are as follows

Tuesday and Thursday
07:00 – 10:00
17:00 – 19:00

Saturday and Sunday
07:00 – 10:00

The water temperature is currently 17 degrees.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the lake.

The Bray Lake Team

23/09/2022

Dear Swimmers

Unfortunately, we have decided to extend the period of swim closure due to the algae in the water.

The long hot summer and low level of rainfall have all contributed to the problem and we now need some more rain and some strong wind to help clear the lake.

We will close the lake for this weekend 24th + 25th September and re-assess on Monday 26th September 2022, with a view to opening on Tuesday, 27th September 2022.

Please bear with us and we will open as soon as we feel we can.

Thanks for your understanding.

The Bray Lake Team



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19/09/2022

Bray Lake Watersports will be closed on 19th September 2022 (today)

This is to allow our staff and their families the opportunity to pay their respects during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

We reopen on Tuesday 20th September

12/09/2022

Dear Swimmers

We have decided to postpone swimming on Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th September due to poor water quality. This has been exaggerated by the heavy rain and lack of wind which usually keep the surface clear.

We hope this will only be a temporary suspension and we will be able to open swimming again this coming weekend 17th September. For further information please contact the centre.

Any swims not taken but paid for will be credited or refunded if preferred. If you would like a refund please email the Centre.

Regards
The Bray Lake Team

07/09/2022

The full moon swim is now full. We look forward to seeing all attending

05/09/2022

Swim Times Update!
Through September and October we will be gradually reducing our swim time sessions in line with daylight hours. We will keep the website up to date with current times and all available sessions with be on our online booking site.
Swim Times Week Commencing 5th September
Tuesday and Thursday
06:00 – 10:00
17:00 – 19:30

Saturday and Sunday
06:30 – 10:00

Please remember all swim sessions need to be pre-booked online.

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30/08/2022

Bookings for our Full Moon Swim open this week!
On Saturday 10th September 2022 join us for the unique experience of swimming by moon light.
Schedule
19:45 - Registration
20:00 - Safety Briefing
20:15 - 21:15 - Swimming
BBQ Social until 22:00

Advanced Booking Price
£10 - Swim only
£15 - Swim, burger and a drink

On The Day Booking
£15 - Swim only

The price includes a glow stick and on water safety cover.
Bookings will open online according to your membership type, 10 days in advance for paid members, 7 days in advance for friends of Bray Lake.
You will need to wear goggles so that the glow stick is visible on your head and we would recommend a brightly coloured swim hat.
We also recommend the use of a tow float - putting a torch or light in a tow float is a very effective way for you to be seen.
This swim event will run unless the weather conditions make it unsafe to do so.

27/08/2022

Looking for some bank holiday activities?
There are loads of ways to enjoy Bray Lake Watersports this weekend:
• Equipment Hire
• Own Equipment Launch
• Open Water Swim Sessions
• Beginner Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons
• Courses and Tuition
Or just pop into our café for a refreshment.
All activities need to be pre-booked online and more information can be found on our website or by giving us a call on 01628 638860.

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https://www.braylake.com

23/08/2022

SAVE THE DATE!!
Our annual full moon swim will be taking place on Saturday 10th September 2022.
Watch this space for further information and how to book your space.

19/08/2022

Our next RLSS Open Water Lifeguard courses are now available for booking.

RLSS Open Water Lifeguard Qualification - £250 per person
13th, 14th and 15th September 2022 – 10:00 – 17:30

RLSS Recognised Prior Learning Open Water Lifeguard Qualification - £120
18th September 2022 – 08:00 – 17:30
Candidates must hold a current RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

Every candidate attending an Open Water Lifeguard course must:
• Be 16 years old or over at the time of assessment
• Be competent and confident in open water
• Be able to submerge under the water confidently
• Before the course, candidates must be able to swim at least 400 metres in a pool/ open water swimming continuously on their front and show urgency.

To book a space on a course or for more information please give us a call on 01628 638860 today.

27/07/2022

Looking for some fun activities over the school holidays?
Bray Lake Watersports is open 7 days a week and we have a range of activities from equipment hire, own equipment launch, courses and tuition. All activities need to be pre-booked online.
Our Monkey Bar café is also open serving ice cream, hot and cold drinks and snacks.
Head to our website for more information or give us a call on 01628 638860.



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12/07/2022

With the hot weather arriving it has been great to see so many open water swimmers at the lake.
We would like to remind you that all sessions need to be pre-booked online and bookings open 10 days in advance for our paid members and 7 days in advance for Friends of Bray Lake.

This is the same for any hire or lessons all must be booked online. Please do not just turn up.

Ice creams and cold drinks are well stocked so we are all prepared for you to spend a hot day down at bray lake with us 🍦

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06/07/2022

Posted • NEW DATES SUP YOGA 💦🏄‍♀️🙏


Beginner SUP Yoga 4-week courses (see below for info)

💙Wednesdays – 18:00-19:30 starting 20th July 2022

Or

Can't commit to a Course but want to give it a go....

💙SPECIAL SUP Yoga Saturdays

8:00-9:30 16 July 2022
8:00-9:30 23 July 2022

Book online at www.braylake.com or via phone 📱 01628 638860 or email 📧

💙Beginner SUP Yoga 4 Week Course full info
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.

What you will learn

Yoga stretches, beathing and relaxation techniques that will support your paddling journey

How to paddle safely and efficiently

Weather and waterway conditions and how to prepare for your SUP adventure

Turns and paddle strokes to build confidence in handling the board

How to fall, including self-rescue as well as helping others

What to wear and equipment needed

You need to be a competent paddleboarder to take part in these sessions. If you have not paddle boarded before we have lesson opportunities available.

Price: £130 for the 4 week course. This price includes your board and paddle hire.

This course can be booked either online at https://www.braylake.com/stand-up-paddleboard/ or by giving us a call on 01628 638860.

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26/06/2022

Attention swimmers please make sure that you sight when swimming and be mindful of others so that you do not swim into or over others.
Accidents do happen but repeat offenders will be asked to leave.

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16/06/2022

WE STILL HAVE A COUPLE OF PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THIS SAT. 15:00-17:00

June Special Offer!!!
On selected Start SUP courses this month we have a 2-4-1 offer available for all our swimmers.
Our Start SUP courses provide a 2 hour introduction to the sport where we teach you the basic skills and give you the safety information to start your paddleboarding journey.
The course is £60 and this includes all your equipment. On successful completion of the course you will receive the BSUPA Ready to Ride card and a voucher for 1 hour of free hire.
2-4-1 Offer is available on the following courses:-

Saturday 25th June 2022 – 15:00 – 17:00
Sunday 26th June 2022 – 10:00 – 12:00
To book your space and take advantage of this offer please give us a call on 01628 638860 and quote JUNE2-4-1.

13/06/2022

The weather forecast is looking great for our Beginner’s SUP Yoga course starting this Wednesday 15th June 2022, 18:00 – 19:30, and good news we have a few spaces remaining.
Paddle – Balance – Stretch
These 4 week courses focus on improving your paddling skills, movement on the board and introduce you to SUP Yoga. Each week will progress your skills in a fun and relaxed environment.
You will learn:-
• Yoga stretches, beathing and relaxation techniques that will support your paddling journey
• How to paddle safely and efficiently
• Weather and waterway conditions and how to prepare for your SUP adventure
• Turns and paddle strokes to build confidence in handling the board
• How to fall, including self-rescue as well as helping others
• What to wear and equipment needed

You need to be a competent paddleboarder to take part in these sessions. If you have not paddle boarded before we have lesson opportunities available.
Price: £130 for each 4 week course - this price includes your board and paddle hire.
This course can be booked either online or by giving us a call on 01628 638860.

Course is ran by

To book use the link below

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10/06/2022

With the water temperature currently in the high teens the summer swim season is in full swing.
To help our reception team get you signed in as quickly as possible we kindly ask all swimmers to follow the below:-
• Please wait to swipe your card until the reception team invite you to.
• Before swiping your card please let us know what session time you have booked and inform us if you are a member of BTS, EVO or a TTC swimmer.
• Please let us know your swim band number before leaving the desk.
Good news we also have more Bray Lake swim hats arriving this week so get yours before they sell out!

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24/05/2022

Are you looking for activities over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday?
Bray Lake Watersports will be open every day and we have loads of options for getting on the water
• Equipment Hire
• Own Equipment Launch
• Open Water Swimming Sessions
Or perhaps you fancy learning a new skill? We have beginner courses running in the following sports;
• Kayaking
• Stand Up Paddle Boarding
• Dinghy Sailing
• Windsurfing
Private tuition sessions are also available across the weekend.

https://www.braylake.com

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16/05/2022

Our Bray Lake Bathers swim hats are now back in stock.
Grab yours today for £6.95

11/05/2022

Swim wetsuit hire is now available at Bray Lake during our open water swimming sessions.
Hire is £25 and if you purchase a wetsuit that day we will discount the hire price.
We have C-Skins Swim Research suits and there is one in most sizes so hire is on a first come first served basis.
This is perfect for anyone wanting to demo a swim wetsuit and those wishing to give open water swimming a go before making a wetsuit purchase.


06/05/2022

Intro to Open Water Swim Talk this Saturday 7th May 2022, 10:00 – 11:00. This talk is being run by one of our experienced open water swimmers, who is also a paramedic, and Richard from Triathlon Training Centre who runs the swim coaching at the lake and is an elite swimmer.



Are you looking to take the plunge this year and give open water swimming a go? Open water swimming has many physical and mental health benefits and is a fantastic way of spending time in the great outdoors.



To help you start your open water swim journey we are offering Intro to Open Water Swimming Talks. We will be providing lots of information to help you start open water swimming with the correct knowledge and safety information.

This talk is perfect for those looking to try open water swimming for the first time particularly those planning to start in May when the water is still relatively cold.

This talk will include

Preparation
Equipment considerations
Differences from pool to open water swimming
The effects of cold water and post swim recovery
Other safety considerations


This talk is free to attend but spaces are limited so you need to pre-book your space online.



If you can’t attend this weekend we will be running an additional talk on Saturday 21st May, 10:00 – 12:00.

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