Open Water Swimming

Open Water Swimming 

We are proud to announce that Hadleigh Park is working in partnership with Great Swim Local (GSL) throughout May – November. Come and swim our 380m swim course safe in the knowledge that you will be supervised by our qualified and experienced safety team. Hot showers and changing facilities are provided.

Great Swim Local technology allows us to track and time individual swimmers in the water providing a high level of safety. ALL timings are available online allowing swimmers to track times and record PB’s.

Swimmers should register on the GSL website to receive their Great Swim Wrist band.

Great Swim wristband holders receive discounts on Hadleigh Park swim sessions and Tea/Coffee in the Hub Cafe as well as having the opportunity to enter Great Swim Events and Great swim locals across the country.

Swimming times:

From MAY 13th: 

Wednesday                    17.30 – 20.00
Saturday                        08.00 – 10.00

From June 3rd we will be adding:

Wednesday                 06.30 –  8am

Sunday                         08.00 – 10.00 // 15.00 – 16.30

Swimming Costs

£5 per session with a GSL wristband

£6 Without GSL Wristband

Swimmers must be 12 years and over and all juniors (under 18’s) must be accompanied by an adult swimmer at all times.

Don’t forget We now offer a Hadleigh Park Pass – a discount parking pass available from the Hadleigh Park Office for just £65 for a whole year or £40 for 12 months! Bringing parking cost down to £1.25 per week!

Swimmers are required to wear a wetsuit or use a tow-float (to be inspected by Hadleigh life-guard before entering the water) and will NOT be allowed to swim without either.

Open Water Swim Coaching

Hadleigh Park are offering Beginners and intermediate Open water swim coaching in association with Tri and swim well.

Beginners Swim Coaching

Wednesday  17.30 – 18.30

Dates: 17th May 2017, 24th May 2017

Ideal for those who have never been swimming in a wetsuit, or in open water, or anyone who has swum in open water before but struggled, or anyone who alternates between breastroke and front crawl. This will boost your confidence and improve your technique.

  • Must be able to swim at least 25m non-stop in front crawl
  • £20 per session (inc. Swim entry)
  • Qualified Swim coaches will coach from both shore and on the water.
  • Wetsuits available at cost of £10 per session

Improvers Swim Coaching  

Wednesday 18.30 – 19.30

Aimed at those who can COMFORTABLY swim a minimum distance of 400m of front crawl in open water previously, but wants to improve their open water skills and improve speed and efficiency.

  • Wetsuit hire available – £10 per session
  • £20 per session (inc. Swim entry)

For all Swimming courses and lessons Click here –


Hadleigh Park International 6th and 7th May A great weekend for all the family - check the Events Calendar for full details No Access to MTB Trails from 12pm 5th - 6pm 7th May