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Open Water Swimming

Milton Country Park is a beautiful open water swimming venue. We are NOWCA affiliated and provide the highest standards of safety, with cover on the bank and water for all our sessions.

Please not swimming is not permitted in the lakes outside of organised sessions.

Our water quality is checked regularly, our latest certificate of bathing quality water can be found here

Our Current Water Temperature: 12.6°C

20th April 2024

Public Sessions

Public swim sessions are operated through NOWCA. For the best prices, please book through the ACTiO app or at

Our Open Water Swim season starts on 1st April. Our sessions are open to everyone. U16s please contact the office to ask about additional safety rules for young swimmers.

Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm-NEW TIME

Fridays 5:30pm-7:00pm (Mindful Swim 26th April - 28th June)

Saturday 7:30pm-9:00am

Our 400m course will be put out when the water temperature is reliably above 12°C

Tow Floats are now mandatory for all swimmers.

Please remember to swim responsibly and be mindful of others. 

Mindful Swim


Our Mindful Swim sessions take place on Deep Pool. These are 45 min sessions swimming a gentle loop around this serene, sheltered venue. Ideal for those wanting a relaxing swim at their own pace.


Please remember Deep Pool is a 10-15 min walk from the car park so please arrive in good time to make your way to the get in - this is different from last year at

Swim Induction

We offer a free, short land based venue introduction several times a year. This is not mandatory but is recommended for new swimmers. Those wishing to swim with Val afterwards should book through NOWCA. 

Next Session : 27th April

Anyone who is new to Open Water Swimming should check out our coached sessions for Pool to Lake cold water induction courses.

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Full Moon Swims

Come and swim on our lovely lake at on summer nights with a full moon. 


There is a mandatory pre-session briefing and you will be asked to wear glow sticks on your swim hat to assist with safety cover. All usual swim rules will apply.

Friday 21st June 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Sunday 21st July 8:30pm - 9:30pm 

Monday 19th August 8:00pm - 9:00pm

If you are a NOWCA member, please book using ACTIO

Swim Coaching


We offer a range of options for those looking to improve their outdoor swimming. From introduction to cold water to 1:1 coaching sessions. Please see our Swim Coaching page for more details.

Private Hire

We are open to private hire by swim groups wanting to run their sessions in a safe environment. Please email for more informaiton.


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