We’ve Been Featured on TimeOut London!

August 4, 2023
5 min read

We are so excited to announce that we have been featured as one of TimeOut London's favourite spots for wild swimming in Surrey! 

This is such an incredible recognition for us, considering the multitude of amazing spots in the area. We are only an hour away from central London, making us an accessible, exciting, and refreshing escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Our beautiful reservoir has captured the hearts of many with its clear waters and beautiful surroundings. 

We are so proud to have made it to TimeOut London's list, as it celebrates our commitment to providing a unique, safe and environmentally friendly wild swimming experience. We’re always happy to welcome new members to come and enjoy wild swimming at Divers Cove - after all, there’s nothing better than immersing yourself in nature with an open water swim. 

Looking for an open water swimming venue near you?

Are you on the hunt for a wild swimming spot that will take your breath away? Look no further! If you're local to us in Surrey, or even enjoying the fast-paced London lifestyle, Divers Cove is just the place for you! Our sparkling, crystal-clear reservoir is ready and waiting to welcome all aspiring wild swimmers looking to embark on their journey. 

Imagine diving into the refreshing waters, surrounded by nature. The benefits of wild swimming are countless. It's a total game-changer for your mood - you'll find yourself feeling happier, more relaxed and absolutely invigorated after a wild swim in our stunning lake. Plus, it's a brilliant way to combat feelings of stress and anxiety. Every stroke you take through the clear waters will wash away your worries, leaving you feeling completely at peace with the world. 

Let's not forget about one of the most significant benefits - getting fit! Wild swimming is an exceptional full-body workout that will get your heart pumping and your muscles working. It's a fantastic way to tone up, build strength and improve your overall fitness, all whilst enjoying the beauty of nature.

Take a walk on the wild side

If you’re used to living in the city centre and working in an office, time spent in nature can be limited. The hustle and bustle of city life can be a major stressor for many people, so it’s important to take some time to immerse yourself in nature - and what better way to do that than with a refreshing wild swim? There’s nothing like escaping central London for the tranquillity of nature and swapping out your office attire for a wetsuit. 

Open water swimming training is an immersive experience that is as soothing as it is health-boosting. Spending time in nature, particularly in engaging activities like wild swimming, can help to boost your mood. The sensation of floating in open water, surrounded by verdant foliage and expansive skies, can melt away stress like nothing else. You feel more relaxed, focusing on mindfulness and enjoying life in the present moment, rather than rushing from one task to the next.

As well as the mental health benefits, open water swimming is a fantastic workout for your body, toning muscles and improving cardiovascular health. So, next time you need a bit of an escape from city life, why not plunge into open water swimming in Surrey?

Let off some steam…

Ready to relax? We've got you! Our handcrafted wooden sauna pods are just what you need! Nestled conveniently on the scenic shores of our lake, our saunas offer a unique and rejuvenating experience just outside of London. Picture this - a perfect blend of intense heat from the wood-fired saunas and invigorating cold dips in the calm lake waters. It's not just about rest and relaxation, it's a whole wellness journey. 

Steeped in Finnish tradition, our saunas and cold water ritual is a fantastic way to enhance your health. The heat from the sauna can improve your circulation, giving your skin a healthy glow. It's also a great way to boost your immune system. As the heat causes you to sweat, your body naturally starts to detox, flushing out toxins in the process. Then, brace yourself for a cold plunge into the lake. This drastic change in temperature shocks your body, invigorating your senses and tightening your pores. 

Feel the freezes

Are you looking to enhance your cold water therapy journey? We also offer Wim Hof Fundamentals Courses, ideal for those looking to optimise their physical and mental health. Through our Wim Hof Fundamentals Course, taught by a fully accredited instructor, you will learn to master your mindset and truly reap the benefits of cold water therapy. 

This increasingly popular health journey is built on three main principles: cold water therapy, breathing, and, of course, commitment. Each of these pillars works together to form a powerful toolset that can propel you towards a healthier, happier, and stronger version of yourself as you harness the power of cold water to enhance your well-being. 

Our courses are not just about theory; they are about practical experience and embracing the chill in real life - that’s why they include an optional lakeside ice bath.  Learn how to breathe correctly, how to commit to daily routines and reap the benefits of cold therapy. Embark on this fascinating journey and witness how these techniques can utterly transform your life!

 Plus, you can continue to apply your knowledge from the course through regular open water swimming at our venue in Surrey.

Ready to get started with your open water swimming journey?

Hoping to join us for a dip soon? Our friendly community of open water swimmers is always happy to welcome new members! To swim with us, you’ll need to choose a Divers Cove membership or register for Pay As You Swim, and you’ll also need a wetsuit, a tow float and a brightly coloured swim cap. Top tip: bring warm clothes to change into after your swim, as the water is cooler than those new to open water swimming will be used to. 

Purchase your membership here, or book a swim today. 

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