Open Water Training & Competition

Swim Bournemouth open water sessions take place throughout the outdoor swim season, our aim is to help as many swimmers as possible achieve success with their OW swimming. Each year we aim to help as many swimmers as possible to enter the South West Regional Open Water Championships.

Outdoor swim training begins in the pool in May with dedicated sessions on Monday night (by invitation only). This progresses to lake swimming at Ellingham Lake in Ringwood usually one morning a week. The lake is privately hired for use by Swim Bournemouth.

As the season continues we of course have access to our very own stretch of sea and look towards organising several sea swims before the regional competition takes place in July. Obviously all of these sessions are very weather dependent.


Ellingham Lake

Ellingham Drove
BH24 3PJ
United Kingdom