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 2018

Venue Name Address Website NOWCA swim day NOWCA swim times
Netherton OWS Highbridge Road, Netherton, Dudley. Monday 7.45pm
Oxford Wakeboard and Ski Club, Queenford Lakes Queenford Lakes, Burcott Lane, Wallingford, Oxon, 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, W38 7NL. Saturday 7.30
Liverpool Water Sports Centre 110 Mariners Wharf, Queens Dock, Liverpool, L3 4DG. Sunday 10.45
Ellingham Open Water Swimming Ellingham Drive, Blashford, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ. Saturday TBC
Tilgate Park Tilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, RH10 5PQ. Thursday TBC
Kernow Adventure Park Kessel Downs Quarry, Halvasso, Penryn, TR10 9BZ. TBC TBC
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 Road, 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. Saturday 1pm
Gildenburgh Water Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, PE7 2AR. Saturday 1pm