Open Water Swim, Otley

These sessions will resume in May 2017

The close of the season is determined by available daylight (this is usually mid September).
Skill: Open Water Swim
Coach: This is usually an un-coached session

Otley Sailing Club is reached through the old stock yards just north (less than 100 yards) of the bridge over the river in Otley (green arrow in map below).

Apart from a couple of cars for the session organisers, no cars will be permitted on the access road to the sailing club.

The area of waste ground (old stock yards) near the main road does not belong to the sailing club, but it is privately owned.  We do not have any right to park there. There is a public car park in Otley just to the Waitrose side of the traffic lights in the town centre.  There is a short cut from there to the bridge over the river.  Parking is free after 6pm and therefore for the Tuesday swim session, but is charged at 40p per hour from 7.30am on Saturdays.

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Summer Only

Tuesday - gate will open by 18:15 and close at 18:40, swimming to start at 19:00.

Saturday - gate will open by 7:15 and close at 7:40, swimming to start at 8.00.

Cost: £3.50 (£2.00 concessions)

See club rules for open water swimming and the instructions and notes below.

A gate keeper will open the gate from 18:15 until 18:40 on a Tuesday and 7:15 until 7:40 on a Saturday morning - It is essential that you continue to arrive during these times and DO NOT climb over the gate. If you are cycling down the lane you MUST wear a helmet as there are cars that use the lane as well.

Most importantly, you must be a club member in order to swim in the lake. If you have not joined yet then please follow the link on the home page of this site.

Each swimmer needs to complete a registration form before their first swim of the year. Please complete this and bring it along to your first swim.

Open Water Swimming instructions & notes 2016

Adult OWS Registration 

Under 18 OWS Registration 

We rely on volunteers in order for these sessions to go ahead, please see the current rota for the rest of the open water season. If you can help fill any of the gaps, please let us know by emailing, posting on the Facebook group page or telling us at one of the open water sessions.