NOWCA swim

Free UK wide open water swimming*

NOWCA swim is a weekly 400m swim at any of our NOWCA venues nationwide.

NOWCA swim is available to all, whether you’re an experienced swimmer looking to monitor and improve your performance or whether this is your first ever open water experience.

NOWCA swim gives you the opportunity to safely swim open water nationwide (subject to venue participation). You may have to pay the regular swim entry.

Get fit, stay healthy – all in the great outdoors!

How NOWCA swim works

  1. Register and purchase your NOWCA safety band online*
  2. Collect your band from the venue nominated at signup.
  3. Swim in any NOWCA swim 400m event for FREE.
  4. That’s it, welcome to the open water!

*£12 a year, giving access to all NOWCA venues and FREE NOWCA swims.

Watch this space for more information in time for the start of the 2018 swim season: venues, times, locations and much more.

Nowca swim Participating Open Water Venues 2017

Venue Name Address Website NOWCA swim day NOWCA swim times
Netherton OWS Highbridge RoadNetherton Dudley Monday 7.45pm
Oxford Wakeboardand Ski ClubQueenford Lakes Queenford LakesBurcott LaneWallingfordOxon OX10 7PQ Sunday 9.30am
Cliff Lakes Tamworth Road Cliff Tamworth B78 2DL Saturday TBC
Chasewater Lake Chase Open Water Chase Water Ski Centre, Pool Road Brownhills Burntwood Walsall W387NL Saturday 7.30
Liverpool Water Sports Centre 110 Mariners Wharf Queens Dock Liverpool L3 4DG Sunday 10.45
Ellingham Open Water Swimming Ellingham DroveBlashford Ringwood BH24 3PJ Saturday 7.30am
Tilgate Park Tilgate Park Tilgate Drive Crawley RH10 5PQ Thursday tbc 7.45pm
Kernow Adventure Park Kessel Downs Quarry Halvasso Penryn TR10 9BZ Saturday 10.45am
Thorpe Open Water Swimming Thorpe Road Chertsey Surrey KT16 8PH Saturday 10am
London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming London Royal Docks OWS Waterfront Studios 1 Dock Rd London E16 1AG Saturday 10.30am
Bardowie Loch Craigmaddie Road Bardowie G62 6EX Sunday 11.45am
Pilmuir Quarry Pilmuir Road Newton Mearns G77 6PS Thursday 7.30pm
Bosworth Water Park Wellesborough Rd Market Bosworth Nuneaton Warwickshire CV13 6PD Saturday 9am
Nottingham Open Water Swimming Notts County Sailing Club Hoveringham Lane Nottingham NG14 7JX Saturday 11.45am
Dosthill Quarry Church Road,Dosthill,Tamworth,Staffordshire,B77 1LU,England, Saturday 1pm
Gildenburgh Water Eastrea Road,Whittlesey,Cambridgeshire,PE7 2AR,England, Saturday 1pm