Open Water Squad


WholeHealth runs safe, supported open water swim sessions for our members at the City Council-owned Colwick Lake in Nottingham.

We pride ourselves on our professional, attentive, inclusive sessions, at which all are welcome.

We offer a great annual membership to our amazing lake community. Adult Open Water Membership is £25 for the year, and we also offer £20 junior and £60 Annual Affiliate memberships.

You can choose and buy your swim membership type here

Sessions are booked via our WholeHealth app. As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive an email with your membership number which is your password to log in, buy credits and start booking your swims.

Swim sessions are £6 for Open Water Swim Members, and £5 for our Annual Affiliate Members.

Buy bundles of credits in our app to enjoy savings on your swims.

Try before you buy!

If you would like to ‘try before you buy’ you can come to any regular session, and pay £10 for a one-off  swim.

We run regular beginner sessions every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm if you want some extra encouragement, advice and support for your first lake dip.

You book on to one of these sessions at a cost of 10 credits per session before committing to membership by signing up here

Swim Timetable from 1st April to 31st October 2022

Our regular Swim Session times for the summer season are:

  • Tuesday Loop Swim 5pm-7pm*
  • Tuesday Beginners Swim*** 6:30-7pm
  • Wednesday DawnSquad Morning Swim 7am -9am
  • Wednesday Mindfulness Dip 10:00am – 11:00am and 12noon-1pm**
  • Thursday Loop Swim* 5pm-7pm
  • Thursday Lake Swim Squad: Open Water Swim Training**** 6:30-7pm
  • Friday DawnSquad Morning Swim 7am-9am*
  • Friday Mindfulness Dip 10:00am – 11am and 12noon-1pm**
  • Saturday Post-Parkrun & Morning Swim* 9:30am -11:30am*
  • Sunday Morning Swim* 10am-12noon*

Sessions run year-round, our timetable changes slightly in the winter/summer season

*Our Loop Swim sessions offer the opportunity for up to 2 hours swimming, with a long course loop of 600m, watched over by our experienced and friendly lifeguard team. 

**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.

***Our Beginners Swim is a gentle 30 minute introduction to Open Water session with coaches and water safety team on hand to give tips, advice, encouragement and support

*Our Lake Squad: Open Water Swim Training is a 30 minute swim interval training session designed and overseen by our Open Water coaches to help you improve your open water skills and fitness 

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