WINTER CLUB Open Water Swimming

Regular Sunday morning swim sessions from November to March.

What is the WINTER CLUB at Ocean Walker Academy?

The Ocean Walker Academy WINTER CLUB for open water swimming enthusiasts to continue to swim outdoors as the temperatures drop in our purpose built open water swimming lake, designed with swimmers safety in mind by owner - RLSS open water swimming safety ambassador and record breaking open water swimmer Adam Walker. Lifeguarded by a qualified RLSS open water lifeguard.

Regular Sunday morning swim sessions from November to March. WINTER CLUB members will be able to come and enjoy a swim in Crystal Lake, followed by exclusive access to our luxury Wellbeing Barn to warm up afterward with a hot drink and slice of homemade cake*.

Facilities include:

Free car parking
Luxury indoor heated space with sofas and seating

Open water swimming is an extreme sport even in warm weather, so you are required to have attended an Ocean Walker Academy Induction Course to be able to participate in these swim sessions - please find out more below.

*hot drinks/cakes/refreshments to be purchased onsite (you cannot bring your own).

Our special New Years Day swim is an opportunity for non-Winter Club open water swimmers to come and have a dip with us. You must be a competant open water swimmer and you will receive a briefing from our lifeguard before you go into the water and adhere to their advice before, during and after your swim. You can book this by scrolling down the page and clicking on BOOK WINTER SWIM, then selecting the 1st Jan date. Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before you book onto this session.


Crystal Lake Water Temp Update:

16.7 Degrees Celsius 4/6/23
15.9 Degrees Celsius 3/6/23
17.1 degrees! 2/6/23
15.5 degrees. 1/6/23


STEP 1. Book onto this course

You must attend this course to be able to attend our Winter Club. Even if you are an experienced cold water swimmer - we still need to see you in action prior to turning up and swimming. It is important that we know what level everyone is at, to ensure your safety during your time at our lake.
Confident pool swimmers are welcome.

The course is 1hr 30mins total, and is part theory, part swim.
You will learn about what to expect from cold water immersion, how to enter and exit the water safely, how to recover and what equipment you will require.
You will be shown the course and be advised of all facilities available to you and how the sessions will run.


STEP 2. Book the sessions

[Opt.1] DISCOUNTED BLOCK BOOKING: 6 swim sessions as per the dates listed.

[Opt.2] SINGLE SESSION BOOKING: For those who can only make a couple of swims.
Note: to avoid you accidentally booking yourself onto the same date several times, you can now only book one date at a time for the single session bookings.

Please note, if you miss your session, we cannot offer you a refund or move your booking.