Open Water Swimming Sessions


If you need a wetsuit call in and see us at The Endurance Store. We also stock neoprene hats. socks, gloves along with other essentials such as goggles, glide and antifog.


3 Sisters is the best venue for novices as there’s a shallow 750m loop, it’s safe and the water is clear and clean. There’s lots of novices joining us each week, so please don’t be nervous about coming along. We’ve had a few queries about ages of swimmers etc, so here are the regulations, just so everyone is aware!

1. Children’s sessions are for ages 8-13, wetsuits and swim floats compulsory, free to loan.

2. Swimming in the open lake is allowed from 12 years of age onwards (no younger). All 12-15 year old swimmers MUST wear a swim float AND a wetsuit (no skins) and should be accompanied by an adult or swim buddy.

3. Swimmers aged 16+ who are wearing a wetsuit, do not need a swim float, but we would still advise them to use one. All swimmers 16+ who are swimming in ‘skins’ MUST use a swim float

4. All swimmers must wear a bright coloured swim cap.

5. We’d ask you to use common sense in conjunction with these guidelines. Just because a 12 year old is allowed to swim in the open lake doesn’t mean they should. We would expect them to be club / strong swimmers. Likewise an adult swimmer with zero experience, should not be swimming skins without prior advice. The rules above are not changeable, but please do ask advice if unsure or novice.


Swimming takes place every Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm and Saturday 8:30-10:00am at 3 Sisters Waterski, in Wigan. Both sessions are social lapped swimming and you must book in advance. The cost is £6, parking is free. The venue is perfect for novices as you can stand up in much of the lake and we have water safety cover in place. Minimum age for adult open water swimming is 12 years of age, we also ask that anyone aged 12-15 years is accompanied by an adult in the water. For those under 12 years of age, they must attend the SWIMKIDZ session, details are further down this page.


121 sessions with a coach are £30 for a 45 minute booking. If you’d like to book a 121, email


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You can BOOK YOUR SWIM HERE and pay for the swim sessions on any given Wednesday or Saturday. Swim sessions must be paid / booked in advance, there’s no payment on the day. Each swim costs £6 and the parking is free.


Children from 8 years of age can attend and we’ll have a special roped off area to introduce them to open water swimming. The sessions will be very much focused on having fun and learning confidence in the water. Wetsuits and swim floats will be required and we’ll have some wetsuits available for children to use for free, please contact in advance if you need one.

Parents will need to be on site when they are swimming and make sure you bring something warm for them to change into immediately after swimming as there’s no changing facilities. Children will also need swimming cap, goggles and a pair of trainers (which will get wet). Children should be capable of swimming at least 20m in a swimming pool.

On Saturday there will be 2 sessions available, 8:30-9:15am and 9:15-10:00am, you will need to select the time when you book. There’s a maximum of 12 children per session, if one or more time slots are not available, the session is fully booked. MAKE SURE you select the ‘kidz session’, not the adult swim when you book the session.

Getting There

The location is HERE but sat nav is unreliable so please follow these instructions: Go to Landgate Primary School in Bryn, WN4 0EP and depending upon your direction of travel, turn into Landgate Lane. Continue straight on, following the dirt track for half a mile until you cross a railway bridge. You will then turn left through the first gate, 200m after the bridge and follow the track to the car parking area.

IMPORTANT – There is no post code for the waterski club, neither are we at 3 Sisters Country Park. Don’t try to reach the lake from the other end of Landgate Lane in Goldborne, a barrier at the farm will stop you reaching us.

NOTE that there are no changing facilities or showers, you should change by your car or use a swim robe and arrive / drive home in your wetsuit!