We are a new NOWCA Validated Lake located in the North of Wareham, Dorset. We are close to Poole Harbour, and a stones throw from the RSPB reserve in Arne.

By being part of the NOWCA organisation, we adhere to the highest standards of safety, ensuring you are safe for the entire duration of your lake swim. There will be a RLSS qualified open water lifeguard on duty at all times, as well as additional water safety crew on the lake. The lake bed is uneven and there are few, unmarked, shallow areas where it is possible to stand, but it should be assumed you may not find a standing area when you might want it.

Please note, Swineham Lake is for people who can swim, at least 560m, non stop, unless part of a pre-booked coaching group. It is not a recreational area for non-swimmers. Suitably capable children are very welcome, as long as there is a responsible adult swimming with them at all times. Swineham is only authorised for swimming during operational hours, and any swimming outside of these hours will be trespassing on private property and risk prosecution.


Facilities are available on site, including separate male and female changing rooms, tea and coffee, cycle rack and a toilet. Free of charge parking is available on site, and in set parking areas only.
Swineham Farm, Wareham, BH20 4JD

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