I have to admit that I was slightly nervous the first time that I went because I have never experienced open water swimming before, but as we were entering the building three ladies were exiting, and were raving about the fantastic experience that they had all had! We were made to feel welcome and at ease and upon entering the lake and at an amazing 28 degrees temperature, I was hooked! It is so difficult to describe the experience to others but all that I can say is "just do it!" The tranquility and calming effect of swimming in a natural habitat whilst feeling completely safe is simply amazing! The environment is beautiful and serene and hard to believe that you are only 30 minutes away from a city! Perfect!