Open water Swimming

Organised Open Water swimming (the only swimming permitted) has restated please contact NOWS direct links below. Please note there are no changing rooms open at present.

The club have formed a partnership with the National Open Water Coaching Association (NOWCA) and there will be Open Water swimming at the Sailing Club.

Give open water swimming a try this summer, press logo for link to more information and contact details.
You can try open water swimming in Hoveringham Lake, which is situated in a beautiful countryside  setting in Nottingham. The Nottingham Open Water Swimming team have been running safe, fun and responsible open water swimming sessions at the lake. The days and times are : Monday 7.30 to 9.30am, 3-8pm (last swim 7.30pm), Wednesday 3-8pm, Sunday 4.30 to 7.30pm. Everyone needs to boom and pay through the Love Open water app. 

Please all users should note there is a 10mph speed limit on club grounds.

NCSC members interested in swimming are eligible for a discount with Love Open Water during their sessions in the small lake!

In order to take advantage of this member benefit, you will need to
register a NOWCA swimmer-safety profile online via
which is £12 per year. Download ACTIO app onto your phone is easiest way to book.

  • When you login to your account online via K-Scan, you will see ‘Club Listing’ third from left in the menu ribbon.
  • Select NCSC from the listing followed by ‘Apply For Membership’ and your request will be sent through to the membership secretary for approval. After approval your new swim rate will be shown on the App.

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Children between the age of 8 and 16 are welcome to join with a parent/ guardian. When you login online you will also see ‘Child Accounts’ which you can select if you have a child you would like to assign to your membership. All children must wear a tow-float which is provided free of hire (and sanitised between uses). 

The water quality at the lake is excellent, and the temperature is relatively warm so with the weather being so glorious at the moment it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy an open water swimming experience. You will be able to swim 500m loop of the lake during their sessions which cost £6 per swim.  

What do you need? You can wear swimmers or opt for a wetsuit – it’s down to the swimmer’s preference. Then you just need your googles, a bright coloured swim hat and a towel. Swimmers will also need to register for a NOWCA safety wristband (for £12 a year) which runs in conjunction with the NOWCA water safety system which assures swimmers that they can feel safe in the water.


Nottinghamshire County Sailing Club, also on-site at the lake, at present there are no changing or shower facilities due to Covid.





Please see for more information.

early first session below
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