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OPEN WATER SWIMMING

 

 

Divers Cove, formerly know as East Reservoir, is situated on North Park Lane in Godstone, Surrey. We offer competent swimmers the opportunity to swim in our gin clear former sand extraction site in the picturesque village of Godstone. We have an onsite cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food to our members, male and female heated changing rooms with lockers and male and female toilets.

We have two circuits available - 450m and 650m both clearly marked by large bouys. We always have a minimum of one fully trained safety crew on the water at all times and one spotter on the pontoon with direct access to a safety boat.

Divers Cove operate a bespoke RFID wristband system to efficiently sign you in and out of our reception as well as safely monitor exactly who is in the water at any given time. All members will be issued with an adjustable silicone wristband that is fully waterproof, this will be loaded with all of your personal details, medical history and emergency contact information and available to any member of staff with a simple tap against our reader - a fantastic safety feature. You will be able to top up your wristband with credit to spend on swims, products, food & drink in our reception via card or cash!

 

Finally your wristband will allow you to monitor exactly when you scanned in and out of the water via your personal online account giving accurate swim data to help with your training as well as enter into our in house competitions and events.

OPENING TIMES

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday evenings from 5:30pm - 8:00pm (May - September) 

Saturday & Sunday mornings from ​9:00am - 11:00am (April - October)

LOCATION

Located just off Junction 6 of the M25, and easily found on the A25, Divers Cove is situated on the East Lake Nature Reservoir, a scenic position where everybody is welcome (RH9 8ND)

MEMBERSHIP

All swimmers must have completed the online membership form before swimming (members & non members).

Membership is charged at £20/season.

PRICES

Member swim = £5

Non member swim = £8

LAKE RULES

Please ensure you have read and fully understand the below lake rules, if you have any questions please ask a member of staff.

  • All swimmers must report to our reception post and complete a personal details/health questionnaire and indemnity form. Last entry to the water is half an hour before the end of the session. All swim session will start and finish at the allotted time

  • All swimmers must sign in and pay before every swim with their phone number and car registration number . No swimmer is to enter the water before our safety team has taken to the water, this is for your personal safety.

  • Children of 7 years and older are allowed to swim in the lake if accompanied by and adult and can demonstrate they are experienced at open water swimming. If unable to demonstrate open water experience children under 16 years of age will be asked to participate in our Aquapups Level 1 Open Water swimming course.

  • Children are not permitted to play on the beach at any time. Parents please ensure your children are kept off the PONTOON.

  • All new swimmers must notify on duty life guard that it is their first swim and will be asked to swim 50 metres minimum and tread water for 1 minute.

  • All swimmers are to wear wetsuits when the water temperature is 16c or below unless agreed with management, not only will this keep you warm but it will help you float. If swimming without a wetsuit (when the water temperature is OVER 16c) you will have to wear a tow float. A brightly coloured swim hat must be worn at all times in the water so that you can be seen.

  • If, at any time, you hear a loud hooter being sounded you must immediately leave the water at the nearest exit point. You should stay on land and make your way back to the beach/decking area to await further instructions. Raise your arm for attention if you cannot make it back to land.

  • Calling over the safety canoe unless you have an emergency puts other swimmers at risk. We will not be amused if you just wish to adjust your goggles. Swim with a buddy if possible.

  • Please also swim responsibly and know your limits. Stay near the beach or stick to the shorter loop if you have any doubts.

  • If you sight anyone in trouble you must alert a member of SOWS staff as quickly as possible.

  • Swimmers must stick to the swim courses set out by coloured buoys.

  • Swimmers should swim parallel to the bank when possible.

  • If staff ask you to leave the water please do so immediately, arguing will result in you not being welcome back (your safety is our priority)

  • Safety cover will be provided at all sessions and this will not be below the required minimum standard identified in the venue risk assessment.

  • Before your first swim a pre-swim briefing will be given. This will provide clear guidance on the course to be swum and information on what to do if a swimmer experiences difficulty. Please ask staff if anything you are told is not clear.

  • Try to ingest a minimum amount of water when swimming.

  • When on land footwear must be worn at all times.

  • Cover all cuts and abrasions, however minor, with sticking plasters. Do not swim if you have deep cuts.

  • Wash hands in fresh water before eating after you have swum and take a full shower at the earliest opportunity.

  • In the unlikely event that you develop any flu-like symptoms after swimming with an open cut/wound please tell your doctor that you have been swimming in open water.

  • A first aid kit will always be on site if you ever have any need.

  • Any accidents no matter how small must be reported to SOWS staff and will be logged.

  • Children under 16 years of age are not to be left on their own without the supervision of an adult (over 18 years of age)

  • All are welcome, there are some lovely dog walks at Divers Cove and we make a great breakfast!

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