Lee Valley White Water Centre has announced the return of their Open Water Swimming to allow swimmers of all levels to enjoy the “perfect” setting in its “pristine lake and breathtaking scenery”. Hertfordshire residents can take a dip into a clear lake at the iconic former 2012 Olympic Games complex and soak up the stunning natural surroundings, all while enjoying the numerous benefits of open water swimming.
Open water swimming is a great activity to enhance physical fitness, mental well-being, and overall sleep patterns as well as being an enjoyable outdoor activity. The lake at Lee Valley White Water Centre – located in Waltham Cross – is the “perfect spot” offering clean water and a supervised environment.
If you are a triathlete, a well-versed swimmer or a casual fitness addict, the Lee Valley White Water Centre sessions are on offer to everyone. Herts residents can change their usual pool routine to make the most of an invigorating change that open water swimming provides.
Jon Lea, General Manager at Lee Valley White Water Centre, said: “Lee Valley White Water Centre offers the perfect setting for open water swimming, with its pristine lake and breath taking scenery. We are delighted to welcome swimmers of all backgrounds and abilities to experience the joy and benefits of this sport.”
The following sessions will be available on Tuesdays at 4.45pm to 5.45pm and 6pm to 7pm. They also have a session on Sunday at 8.45am to 9.45am at Lee Valley White Water Centre, which is operated by charitable enterprise Better.
Make the most of your summer by staying fit and active while taking advantage of the incredible features our venue has to offer. If you want to try Open Water Swimming at Lee Valley White Water Centre, visit their website to book your session here.
Please note swimming in the Lee Valley, where some of the lakes are old gravel extraction pits, is particularly dangerous and against our Byelaws. Swimming in unsupervised open water can lead to difficulties for even the most experienced swimmers, with old submerged machinery and cables which could easily snag a swimmer.
There can also be unexpected currents and extremely cold areas of water resulting in cold water shock, shallow waters and poor water quality, which can lead to serious illness. This comes after one of our reporters recently visited the Lee Valley White Water Centre to experience three different types of enjoyable water sports.