Triathlon and Open Water Swimming At Waterland!

Cotswolds open water swimming near Cirencester

Waterland Outdoor Pursuits provides wild water swimming at Lake 32, Keynes Country Park, near Cirencester.

A naturally fed lake that is approximately 6ft in depth and is assessed annually by the Environmental Agency.

Enjoy the buoyed courses of 200, 400, 750 and 1500 metres; these are anti-clockwise swim routes.

You can also enter the Triathlon events that take place on site and also the very popular Aquathon events which occur mid week from May onwards.

Triathlon and Open Water Swimming Times for Members

Any day before 10:00am

Tuesday & Thursday Evening, 5:30pm until Dusk

Triathlon and Open Water Swimming Times for Non-Members (Pay & Go)

Tuesday & Thursday Evening, 5:30pm until Dusk

Saturday & Sunday, all Bank Holidays including Good Friday 07:30am - out of the water by 10:00am

Pay As You Go

Pay as you go swims are catered for, at the cost of £5 per person per swim in season.

Order Triathlon / Open Water Membership

Full Year Membership runs from 1st April - 31st March or simply the date when you choose to join until 31st March.


For the membership fee you can swim any day prior to 10:00am providing we have no events on. Also on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings after 5:30pm until dusk. You get the combination lock code to the front gate and changing rooms so you can enjoy the facilities, please make sure you secure the site after entry and exit.

Safety Notice

Swimmers are reminded to never swim alone during a session. A person observing from the banks or another swimmer that acts as a buddy, will minimise the possibility of safety issues arising. We also recommend the use of a tow float and swim caps to make you visible.

For Under 18’s please note it is mandatory to use a tow float and an adult must be in loco parentis (unless a coached session is in place and the safety procedures have been approved).

Please Note: We endeavour to provide access 7 days a week to our swim members until 10:00am. At times we may have to suspend swim sessions due to hosting events.

Lake 32 hosts a number of major events in the South West area so please bear this in mind and feel free to check our Waterland Outdoor Pursuits Facebook page for regular updates or simply contact the office.

Open water swimming at Lake 32 in the Cotswolds

Aquathlon Entry (PDF)

Aquathlon Results

May 16 2018
May 30 2018
June 27 2018
July 11 2018
August 8 2018