Dive into Open Water Swimming in the Surrey Hills

Discover the exhilaration of Open Water Swimming with the Surrey Hills Adventure Company! If you’re a swimmer, triathlete, or simply someone looking to take your fitness journey to the next level or improve your mental wellness, you’ve come to the right place.

Nestled between Dorking and Reigate within the picturesque Surrey Hills, the SHAC’s private lagoon offers a 400m loop and is the perfect setting for your open water swimming and cold water training needs. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting to dip your toes into the world of open water swimming, we have the expertise and resources to make your experience unforgettable. Choose from any of the below swim sessions, and easily book online.

Why Choose Open Water Swimming at the SHAC?

The Surrey Hills is renowned for its natural beauty, and our private lagoon at Buckland Park Lake provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the great outdoors while embracing the invigorating challenge of open water swimming. Here’s why you should choose us:

Breath-Taking Scenery: Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and plunge into the tranquil waters of our idyllic lakes surrounded by lush greenery.

Expert Guidance: Our experienced instructors are passionate about open water swimming and are dedicated to helping you improve your technique, build confidence, and stay safe in the water.

Variety of Programs: We offer a range of programs catering to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced swimmers. Whether you’re seeking training, adventure, or a leisurely swim, we have the perfect program for you.

Health Benefits: Open water swimming is not only an exhilarating experience but also a fantastic way to boost your fitness, improve mental well-being, and increase your stamina.

Community and Camaraderie: Join our amazing community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for open water swimming! Connect with fellow swimmers, exchange tips, and make lasting friendships.

How much is Open Water Swimming?

Individual swim sessions can cost as little as £10, but if you create a SHAC account and book 10 in one go – we’ll give you 2 sessions for FREE!

If you are new to open water swimming, out of practice or need a confidence boost, we highly recommend you start with our Introduction to Open Water Swimming course in Spring and Summer, whilst our Introduction to Cold Water Swimming and Immersion is a must for those wanting to swim from October onwards. Both courses are highly informative about safely wild swimming in lakes and other types of water. Cold water swimming can boost the immune system, improve circulation and reduce stress and it’s a great way to meet other new swimmers and find swimming buddies.

And don’t forget that onsite we have a fully-stocked swim shop with hats, gloves, booties, wetsuits, dry robes etc for whenever the need arises.

Discover the Surrey Hills Adventure Company difference

Our commitment to excellence sets us apart. We take pride in offering:

  • Safety First: Your safety is our top priority. You will be in the safe hands of RLSS Open Water Lifeguards, who follow best practices to ensure a secure and enjoyable swimming experience at all times.
  • Environmental Stewardship: We are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Surrey Hills. Our activities adhere to strict environmental standards to protect our lagoon and surrounding ecosystems.
  • Accessible Location: Located between Dorking and Reigate in Surrey, the SHAC lagoon at Buckland Park Lake is easily accessible all year round, making it simple for you to escape the day-to-day grind and enjoy the tranquillity of open water.

Ready to dive in? Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable open water swimming adventure in the heart of Surrey Hills? Whether you’re a local resident, swimming pro, or just passing through, join us for a refreshing open water swim. Explore our range of programs above and get ready to take the plunge with the Surrey Hills Adventure Company.

We look forward to making a splash with you!