about us

OW SWIM is the trading name for the swim sessions run by ACTIVITIES AWAY in Lincoln.

Situated to the South of the city centre we are just 10 minutes by car from the A1 at Newark and easily accessible from the city and surrounding areas.

Our lake is an old gravel pit and is fed by rain water and ground water. We have no drains, rivers or ditches discharging into the lake which means our water is very, very clean.

We have it tested every month in the swim season and the results are shared with our customers. We consistently score EXCELLENT when our samples are compared to guidelines set out in the Bathing Water Quality Directive 2006/7/EC

2020 has proved to be a year like no other and we were late opening for the summer season for obvious reasons.

We have managed to create a COVID SECURE facility by creating sessions that a limited number of people sign up to for an hour swim at a time.

We are pleased to say that we managed to deliver enough capacity to safely manage over 1200 individual swim slots at our peak this summer.

Our SUMMER SESSIONS will be closing after the last swim session on Sunday 4th October 2020 (11 am to 12 noon).

We open for the 2021 SUMMER SWIMMING SEASON on SATURDAY 3rd APRIL 2021 


Our WINTER SWIMMING CLUB will run EVERY SUNDAY MORNING from 10 am to 11 am from the first Sunday in November 2020 to the last Sunday in March 2021


Click the WINTER SWIMMING tab above to see how you can join the fun this year.


74a Thorpe Lane, South Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NW

TEL: 01522 697527

© 2017 Steve Poulton t/a activities away