Bray Lake Watersports

Open Water Swimming

Current Temperature

Water temperature: 2°C

Date temperature recorded: Friday, January 21, 2022

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For full swimming information please click on the box to go to the Bray Lake Swimming website.

Whether you have been swimming with us for years or maybe you just like the idea of swimming out doors, maybe you're doing your first triathlon, or have just recently learnt to swim, whatever your reason Bray Lake is a great place to swim. Friendly and safe, yet challenging if you need it to be with a variety of distances and exposure. Be warned though, open water swimming is very addictive.

At Bray Lake Open Water Swimming Centre we pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable atmosphere and welcome open water swimmers and triathletes of all abilities. If you are new to open water swimming or are unsure of your ability we recommend that you should be able to swim a minimum of 400m unaided. We have onsite swim proffessionals that run regular clinics and coaching sessions for all levels from novice to pro.

Different loops are available to swim, and the distances are:

  • 150m
  • 250m
  • 400m
  • 750m
  • 1km

The popularity in triathlon and open water swimming is ever increasing and our Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead based Open Water Swimming Centre is looking forward to welcoming you to Bray Lake for the coming season.

Need some coaching? Get in touch with The Triathlon Training Centre who offer swim coaching and training at a variety of levels at Bray Lake.

Have a question? Give us a call on 01628 638860. The Centre is open 7 days a week and we are always happy to chat.


All swimmers must be registered for swimming and as a Friend of Bray Lake.  If you have swam at Bray Lake in previous seasons and are already registered, please contact the Centre to request an access code for the registration system.  If you are new to swimming at Bray Lake, please register below.

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Bray Lake is a fantastic open water swimming facility — beautiful location, lovely clean, clear water, and with a choice of days and times. Plus it's the only lake in the area that offers year-round swimmers a haven in winter. The Bray team are always welcoming and really helpful, and you can head into the coldest water knowing you're in safe hands in the unlikely event that something should go amiss. Warm showers, toasty changing rooms, tea, hot chocolate, crumpets, and a lot of laughter with the Bray team and fellow swimmers are the perfect combo to round off a great OWS session. Can't recommend highly enough :)  Eugenie Verney