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.

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

We run occasional Beginners Sessions for people new to Open Water Swimming. You can see the classes available 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. Numbers at swim sessions will be limited. 

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

Session Times are:

  • Monday Evening Swim 5.00pm – 7.00pm*
  • Tuesdays in August/September ONLY Morning Swim 6:30-8:30am
  • Tuesday Mindfulness Dip 10:00am – 11:00am and 12noon-1pm**
  • Wednesday Evening Swim 5:00pm – 7:00pm*
  • Friday Early Morning Swim 7am-9am*
  • Saturday Daytime Swim 2pm -4:00pm*
  • 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, though 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 Tuesday morning Mindfulness Dip is for swimmers who want a quieter dip for relaxation and meditation in the company of others who feel the same, with coaches to take care of your safety in the water while you do whatever you please. 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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Beginner Sessions

We run regular beginners or trial sessions for those new to Open Water wanting to try it before becoming a member.

You don’t need any special equipment for these sessions, just a swim suit. You can use a wetsuit if you have one, and goggles if you want to.

You can sign up here to see the sessions and book your place.

River Trent Swimming

For more experienced swimmers, or those training for river swims or long distance events we offer safe escorted river swims.

These sessions are bookable to our members through our members’ app. You can choose from a coached swim session under the guidance of Coach Cat or Wales, or an endurance training swim at your pace along the River Trent.

ALL  swims are accompanied by coaches on SUPs to ensure your absolute safety, and compliance with the rules of the river, as well as cooperation with other river users.

Get in touch for more info or to book your place!

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