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Lake Rules

Before Arriving

  • Do not come to the lake if showing symptoms of COVID-19.

  • No one without a session ticket will be allowed in/on the lake.

At the Lake

General

  • You must be able to fit your own equipment, or be with someone that can. Staff are only permitted to assist you verbally.

  • Use hand sanitiser after touching anything whilst at the lake and wash with soap and water when ever possible. 

  • Appropriate clothing must be worn whether around or on the lake. (No naturism) 
  • Respect our Staff and do not put them at unnecessary risk.

  • Do not distract the Life-Guards unless you are alerting them to an emergency.

  • Be alert to the signs of cold-water Shock. The lake can be deceptively cold.

  • Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • No Spectators.

  • No Dogs. 

Swimming

Paddle Sports

  • You must follow all staff instructions.

  • Everyone must wear a tow-float while swimming.

  • You must be an experienced swimmer and able to swim 25m confidently

    • Those Aged 8-11 must complete a competency test consisting of; 25m swim on front, 25m swim on back, star float front and back (held for 3-5 seconds). 

    • Those Aged 12-14 must complete a competency test consisting of; 50m swim (any stroke)and star float on back (held for 3-5 seconds). 

  • No persons under 8 years old are permitted to swim. 

    • One adult can supervise TWO aged 8-11 in the water.

    • One adult can supervise up to five Aged 12- 14 (Adult can be on the bank).

    • Those aged 15+ can book a swim on their own.

  • Wetsuits are recommended when the water is below 14 degrees.

  • Know your limits. Do not put yourself or our staff at risk by doing too much.

  • You must follow the one-way system.

  • Members of the same household/Bubble swimming as a group must be aware of obstructing other swimmers.

  • You must follow all staff instructions.

  • Everyone must wear a buoyancy aid while on the lake.

  • Maximum of 2 people (weighing no more than 130kg) on paddle boards. (Unless instructed otherwise)

  • No persons under 2 years old are permitted on the lake.
  • Under 8's must must be accompanied on the lake.

Cold water Swimming

  • Cold water swimming is defined as when the water temperature is below 14C.

  • Although not mandatory, we STRONGLY recommend wearing a wet suit throughout this period, and particularly when the lake temperature is below 14 Celsius.

  • All swimmers MUST have completed a cold water swim induction prior to swimming during this period.  Failure to do so will result in refusal of entry to the lake and no refund being offered in respect of missed sessions.

  • Cold water inductions conducted through the 2019/20/21 winter period are still valid.  Please ensure you check that we still have your details prior to arriving at the lake to avoid disappointment.

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