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Open Water Swimming

 

Open water swimming is allowed for members at Bowmoor every morning before 10 am and Monday evening after 5 pm. Swimming is allowed for members at any other time providing that there are no boats on the water.

We recommend that people swim in pairs and partners can be organised on the Facebook page
Lechlade Open Water Swim and Triathlon Group

At a minimum swimmers must wear brightly coloured swimming caps so that they can be easily seen, it is recommended that swimmers should tow a float which significantly increases visibility. There is an orange flag which should be flown whenever there are swimmers in the water.

Anyone under 16 not wearing a buoyancy aid in the water must wear a brightly coloured swimming hat, tow a buoy and wear a swimming wet suit. They must have an adult swimming alongside them who would be capable of rescuing them in an emergency.

Swimming family membership allows the whole family (Children up to the age of 25 living at home or at University and adults living in the same house) to swim use the clubhouse and to camp at the club. The safety of the family is the sole responsibility of the parents who should always be present to supervise their children.

Swimming members are allowed to swim in the lake and use the clubhouse, changing rooms, showers and the grounds.

All sailing members are allowed to swim in the Lake.

To join please go to the Join us section , membership subscriptions. People are allowed in their first year to discounted membership based on the date but renewing members must renew for the whole year.

Map of the lake showing the buoys and the distances between them.
Swimming Lake Plan

RYA SafeTrx App

You can enter your journey details directly from your smartphone and set off knowing that should you not return by the time given, a nominated emergency contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action. Download from http://www.rya.org.uk/…/safe…/Pages/rya-safetrx-app.aspx

The RYA SafeTrx app monitors your boat journeys and alerts emergency contacts should you fail to return on time.
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