Sandy Lodge, Rickmansworth HA6 2HT
We are keeping our weekend sessions open through October (unless it starts snowing!)
Experience the clear blue water of the lake, the peaceful solitude that the water brings, the regal heron sitting on her favourite log, the honk of the geese as they fly over in formation, and all of this with the comfort that you are under the watchful eye of our professional water-safety team who accompany you on the water in their kayaks.
Please note, you must wear a brightly coloured swim hat when swimming in the lake. This is for health and safety reasons, so that the water-safety team can see you. These can be purchased at the lake if you do not have your own.
At the weekends, you can warm up after your swim and enjoy the relaxing lakeside vibe with our new barista, Dolce Passione, serving their own freshly-ground coffee and fine selection of exquisite drinks and food.
With various swim loops ranging from 150m up to 1km*, there really is something for everyone.
After your swim, you can use our lakeside changing tents or head to the fabulous OMT building for toilets and indoor changing rooms and showers. As this is a school, please do not get changed in the car park.
When booking for the first time, make sure you create an account to benefit from these new features in 2023:
- you can transfer your sessions (for a £1 fee) up to 48 hours before the session is due to start.
- loyalty points will be automatically added to your account.
(This replaces the previous loyalty card system. If you've got a part filled card from last year, bring it down and we'll give you a complimentary swim)
The lake will be open for morning swims on Saturday/Sunday through October.
The sessions are open to under 16’s who are confident swimmers. You may be asked to perform a demonstration swim to the nearest buoy by the lakeside safety team.
Looking to improve your swim stroke or simply build open-water confidence, we have partnered with recommended swim coaches.
Whether you are returning in 2023 or dipping your toe for the first time, our friendly team can’t wait to welcome you at Merchant Taylors.
Book your individual sessions below or for our regular swimmers.
Note that sessions purchased on the day attract a £1 additional charge, so book early!
(*Swim loops will be opened based on conditions and demand)
Free car parking is available at the venue. From the main entrance, follow signage to the bottom car park. If it is full, there is an overflow car park further up the drive.