Safety is paramount therefore every open water swimmer must sign a NOWCA registration form agreeing to obey the rules and conditions at LWC you will receive a swimband for the season costing ten pounds. To save time you can do this on www.nowca.org website or at the centre reception.
Swimmers must be healthy and have no known medical conditions and be fit and well enough to undertake open water swimming.
All swimmers must enter and exit the water within the designated areas (unless in an emergency) pointed out by the staff and swim in an anti clockwise direction and must stick to the course marked out in the Branch section of Queens Dock marked out by the buoys.
All swimmers must wear a bright coloured swim cap and goggles.
Wetsuits are optional during the warmer months you must sign a waiver form. Wetsuit hire is also available.
Swimming time is limited to 1 hour per swimmer. (1 lap= 500m approx)
There are 2 sets of steps at the river end if you get tired and need to exit. If you are struggling raise your arm for attention. If you cannot get to the centre or a ladder/chain on the dock wall, roll onto your back and raise your arm and wait for help.
If you want to swim outside the arranged times you must let reception know and wear a safety float we have some to use for free,this option is only available to swim pass holders and experienced swimmers only.
There will be no swimming if the weather conditions are severe or the centre is closed.
The staff reserve the right at any time to refuse entry into the water to any swimmer who is deemed unfit to take part or not obeying the safety code/rules.
All pay as you go swimmers must pay £5 entry at the office prior to entering the water.
block swim pass = 10 swims for £40
monthly pass £28
season pass £110
Swim Season April 1st to September 30th