Open Water Squad


WholeHealth runs safe, supported open water swim sessions for our members.


We pride ourselves on our professional, attentive coaching delivered by experienced open water swimmers; Coach Wales, channel swimmer, and Coach Cat, long distance and age group triathlete. And we believe it should be fun!


You must be a member to swim with us for your health and safety. You can choose your swim membership type here

Our Mindfulness Dips are available to try before signing up for membership. 

You book on to one of these sessions before committing to membership by signing up here

Colwick Lake

WholeHealth runs Open Water swim sessions at Colwick Lake. These are currently subject to Covid-19 restrictions, so there will be NO access to changing rooms, NO wetsuit hire or loan, and swimmers must abide by social distancing guidelines. 

All swimmers must be WholeHealth Open Water Swim Members and complete a swim disclaimer prior to attending the swim session


Please note we are open for Swimming in Tier 3, with social distancing measures in place.

Our Winter Swim Session times from 1st Nov are:

  • Tuesday Morning Swim 8am -9am
  • Tuesday Mindfulness Dip 10:00am – 11:00am and 12noon-1pm*
  • Friday Early Morning Swim 7am-9am*
  • Friday Mindfulness Dip 10:00am – 11am and 12noon-1pm**
  • Saturday Daytime Swim 2pm -3pm*
  • Saturday Mindfulness Dip 3pm -4pm*
  • Sunday Morning Swim 10am-12noon*


Sessions are open for booking NOW, so make sure you are signed up to our app to book your place while spaces are limited.

~Sign up here to receive your invitation to install the app and book your session!

Sessions will run year-round, including chill swims from October to March, swim times will change during this period to reflect demand.

*Our regular swim sessions offer the opportunity for up to 2.5 hours swimming, with a long course loop of 620m, watched over by our lifeguard team, and Coach Wales on the pontoon. 

**Our Mindfulness Dips are for swimmers who want a quieter dip for relaxation and meditation in the company of others, with our team to take care of your safety in the water while you enjoy the Lake however you want to. This new swim opportunity is designed for people who wish to immerse and enjoy the lake for peace and restoration, rather than swimming laps.

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