Swim Book Now Pay On Site

From 06/08/2020 we will not give any advice on our website or booking form if you call us while viewing the website on a mobile phone or Ipad. Ensure you have the website loaded on a PC or laptop with a restored screen (circular arrow, top left) before you call us.

THIS PAGE CONTAINS ALL THE ESSENTIAL INFO YOU NEED TO BOOK SINGLE SWIMS & PURCHASE 10 SWIM-SESSION PASSES, PAY ON ARRIVAL, AND ENJOY YOUR SWIMS SAFELY DURING COVID.

 

NEW SWIMMERS WHO WANT TO BOOK THEIR FIRST SWIM AT GILDENBURGH WATER DURING COVID
MUST FIRST REVIEW THE TOP 12 TIPS & GUIDELINES BELOW
WHICH INCLUDES REGISTERING AT TIP #1,
ARRANGING WETSUIT OR FLOAT RENTAL AT TIP #2,
AND WATCHING THE VIDEO SWIM BRIEFING AT TIP #5.

 

WATER TEMPERATURE – 22 DEGREES & RISING,
BUT STILL WETSUIT WEATHER, SO CHECK OUT TIP #2

 

TOP 12 TIPS & COVID-AWARE GUIDELINES
FOR MY VISIT TO GILDENBURGH WATER

  1. ARRIVE SWIM DRIVE. During Covid-19 Gildenburgh Water is open for 1 hour swim sessions on the form below the chart, or 2 hours if you have swum in open water for at least 10 hours in the past 4 weeks, including at least 2 X 1-hour swims, and your body is acclimatised to current water temperatures. You are strongly recommended to wear a full wetsuit until the water temperature rises to at least 23 degrees. If you don’t have your own wetsuit or float, rental details are at Tip#2 below. Please adhere to our ARRIVE SWIM DRIVE policy and don’t be tempted to socialise until the Government’s Covid restrictions permit it. Thank you.

    FREE REGISTRATION. All swimmers have to be registered for swimming at Gildenburgh Water. Recent or older registrations are still valid, but if you are not sure, your details have changed, or you are not registered, please register now at http://www.gildenburgh.com/swimreg/ before completing the booking form below. There is no facility at Gildenburgh Water for registering on site.

  2. RENTAL ARRANGEMENTS. Rental prices are Full Wetsuit £8 & Personal Float £2. Shorties are available at £6, but only for additional warmth over a full wetsuit. If you need to rent a float or wetsuit, enter the height & chest/dress size of the person who needs the suit, or type float in the rental field on the booking form below.

  3. STAY UPDATED. Check this website’s home page at http://www.gildenburgh.com/, and this Swim Bookings page before every visit to stay updated with current fast-changing conditions, special arrangements, and last-minute swim availability.

  4. COVID SYMPTOMS. Stay at home if you, or someone you live with, have any of the following symptoms.
    A high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. You do not need to measure your temperature.
    A new, continuous cough means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.
    Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

  5. BEFORE & DURING BOOKING. Click the link below to watch our Covid Swim Video Briefing, before you arrive. It saves you valuable swim time by not having to attend an on-site briefing which we are phasing out.

    Covid Swim Video Briefing

    Refresh or restore this page just before you check the Currently Available Swim Places chart below Tip#12.  Then complete the swim booking form.

  6. COMPLETING THE BOOKING FORM. The swim booking form is located below the Currently Available Swim Places chart, and is easily identified by the word Required at the start of most fields. The form only takes about 25 seconds to complete.

  7. COMPLETION CARE. Take extra care when completing the following fields:-
    Payment Amount. Enter £3.50 for a single under 15 or dog on a leash swim, & £7 for a single
    over 14 swim OR £30 for an under 15 or dog on a leash 10 swim-session pass, & £60 for an over 14 or adult 10 swim-session pass.
    Date of Birth. Only required for swimmers under 15.
    Start & End Times. Remember to complete these or the form will not send.
    Email. TAKE EXTRA CARE to enter and check your correct email address or you won’t receive the auto reply confirmation email. More than 50% of our swimmers incorrectly type, mistype, or don’t check what they’ve typed e.g hitmail.com instead of hotmail.com & .con instead of .com.
    Participant Agreement at the bottom of the form. Everyone over 18 needs to tick this agreement box. A parent or guardian of an under 18 swimmer must also state the name of that parent before ticking the box. This robust Covid-Secure policy provides us, and the authorities, with essential “track & trace” information in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak among our swimmers.

  8. HAND PROTECTION. Bring disposable gloves with you, or swim gloves, to protect you from Covid-19 infection from our communal surfaces e.g. toilets and handrails. Don your gloves before you touch the entry handrail or any other communal surfaces. Ensure you don’t touch your face with gloved hands after contact with communal surfaces.

  9. CAR SHARING & SATNAV POSTCODE. Car share ONLY with swimmers in your household. Do not bring spectators, or invite them to come separately. Best SatNav postcode is PE7 2AR, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey. Coming from the East our entrance, signposted Gildenburgh, is on the left just before the new Larkfleet roundabout. Coming from the West our entrance, signposted Scuba & Dive In, is on the right just after the new Larkfleet roundabout. Park in the West car parks at least 2 metres away from the nearest car.

  10. CHANGING. Our changing rooms are not allowed to open during Covid, so ensure you park at least 2 metres away from the nearest car, so you can maintain social distancing between your car boot and the boot of adjacent cars in the car park, while you kit-up & de-kit from the boot of your car. Bring a towel robe or dressing gown with you to ensure your personal privacy while changing before and after your swim. But don’t feel embarrassed. Wearing a dressing gown before & after swimming is now the latest fashion at our lake!!

  11. SOCIAL DISTANCING. The track from the car park to the lake, and the area around the entry points must be kept clear at all times. Maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more between yourself, our staff & other non-household swimmers, at the surface, as well as on land. Waving to friends meets this recommendation, whereas handshakes, hugs or elbow bumps don’t. Adopt the rule of the road and pass others on the left while onsite.

  12. COOPERATION. Implement all guidelines of these Top 12 Tips during kit-up, the swim, de-kit and while out of the water. Site staff reserve the right to monitor this, impose social distancing of swimmers, or ask you to leave the site.

Currently Available Swim Places

The chart is only to show the number of spaces still available e.g. 7 means that there are 7 places left. You can't amend the chart yourself.
Refresh or restore this page just before you check this Currently Available Swim Places chart. Complete the swim booking form below, and pay by contactless card or cash on arrival at reception.
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Gildenburgh Water Swimming
Book Now, Pay On Arrival

From 06/08/2020 we will not give any advice on our website or booking form if you call us while viewing the website on a mobile phone or Ipad. Ensure you have the website loaded on a PC or laptop with a restored screen (circular arrow, top left) before you call us.

Step 1. Carefully complete the Swim Booking Form below which can be done in just 25 seconds. Fill out the Required fields and boxes that are applicable to you. If you miss one and press “send”, the form could reset and you’ll lose all the entered data.
Step 2. Pay securely for your single swim or 10 swim-session pass, ideally by contactless card on arrival at reception, but we can accept cash if necessary. Prices are £3.50 for a single under 15 or dog on a leash swim, & £7 for a single over 14 swim OR £30 for an under 15 or dog on a leash 10 swim-session pass, & £60 for an over 14 10 swim-session pass.
These passes don’t have an expiry date, so you can carry unused swims over to future seasons.
They also reduce the number of times you have to call us to pay ahead from 10 to just 1 – saving you (and us) a lot of time.
Under 15, dog or over 14 swimmers in the same household can share a pass as appropriate.

SWIM BOOKING FORM

BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM MAKE SURE YOU DO THESE 7 ESSENTIAL STEPS:-


1. REFRESH THE AVAILABLE SWIM PLACES CHART ABOVE SO YOU SEE CURRENT AVAILABILITY
2. DO NOT BOOK TIMES WITH ZERO AVAILABILITY OR TIMES WHEN THE LAKE IS CLOSED
3. ENTER THE CORRECT DATE IN DD/MM/2020 FORMAT
4. ENTER THE CORRECT START & END TIMES
5. DON'T DUPLICATE YOUR FORM
6. KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR SWIM PASS DATES & DON'T OVERBOOK
7. PAY AT RECEPTION ON ARRIVAL AT THE SITE

These are the main symptoms of coronavirus, as declared by NHS.UK.
1. A high temperature. This means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back. You do not need to measure your temperature.
2. A new, continuous cough. This means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual.
3. Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. This means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
Required Medical Declaration. Do you have any of these symptoms?
Required Video Briefing Declaration. Have you viewed the entire video near the top of this page or previously attended our on-site briefing during COVID? If so you don't need to attend the on-site briefing.
Required Payment Amount On Arrival At Reception. For a single swim or 10-swim pass.
Required First Name
Required Last Name
Required Only for under 15's. Leave blank if older. Date of Birth. In DD/MM/YYYY format.
Required Visit Date. Select in this field.
Required. Session Start Time. If available in the above chart, select your swim session start time.
Required. Session End Time. 1 hour after arrival unless you have a longer agreement with Ian or Pauline Forster on 01733 351288.
Required Email
Required Mobile Phone
Optional For Wetsuit Rental enter swimmer's Height + Chest/Dress size + Child Age. For Float Rental enter Float. Leave blank if no rental required.

Participant Agreement
Read the following paragraphs carefully.
This statement, which includes a Covid-19 Medical Declaration, a Statement of Risks and Liability, and a Warning Statement, informs you of some potential risks involved in outdoor swimming during the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK, and of the conduct required of you while outdoor swimming at Gildenburgh Water during this outbreak. If you are aged 17 or younger, your parent or guardian must read this and sign below.

Statement of Risk and Liability
This is a statement in which you are informed of the risks of outdoor swimming at Gildenburgh Water during the Covid-19 outbreak. The statement also sets out the circumstances in which you participate at your own risk.
Your signature on this statement is required as proof that you have received and read this statement. It is important that you read the contents of this statement before signing it. If you are a minor, this form must also be signed by a parent or guardian.

Warning
There can be a serious risk to your health if you contract coronavirus.
You can suffer from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression; impaired lung function infection which can negatively affect other organs like the heart, kidneys, and brain; other significant long-term health issues that may last after getting over the infection.

Acceptance of Risk
I understand and agree that neither the Gildenburgh Water Staff Members (“Members”), nor the facility Gildenburgh Water, nor their affiliate or subsidiary corporations, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents, contractors or assigns accept any responsibility for any death, injury or other loss suffered by me to the extent that it result from my own conduct or any matter or condition under my control that amounts to my own contributory negligence.
In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by the Gildenburgh Water Staff Members (“Members”), nor the facility Gildenburgh Water, and all parties referred to above, my participation is entirely at my own risk.

I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF OF THE "TOP 12 TIPS & COVID-AWARE GUIDELINES FOR MY VISIT TO GILDENBURGH WATER" AT THE TOP OF THIS WEB PAGE. I HAVE REGISTERED VIA THE LINK AT TIP #1. I HAVE WATCHED THE VIDEO SWIM BRIEFING AT TIP #5. I HAVE READ THE CONTENTS OF THE ABOVE PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT, STATEMENT OF RISK AND LIABILITY, WARNING, AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK. I HEREBY TICK THE BOX BELOW AS MY DIGITAL AGREEMENT.

Under 18?
Your parent or guardian must enter their name and relationship below, and also tick the agreement box for you under Required below
Applicable? Parent or Guardian Name.
Applicable? Parent or Guardian Relationship.
Required I am 18 or older, and I hereby tick the "I agree" box provided as my digital agreement

If you have completed all the required fields, and ticked the "I agree" box above, then you should receive a message below the send button, "Your Outdoor Swimming Reservation was sent successfully to ian@gildenburgh.com".
1. IF YOU RECEIVE THE ERROR MESSAGE "There was an error trying to send your message", YOU MAY HAVE MISSED A FIELD OR THE INTERNET IS SLOW.
2. IF ALL FIELDS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED HIT SEND AGAIN ONCE.
3. IF YOU DON'T GET A SENT SUCCESSFULLY MESSAGE AFTER 2 ATTEMPTS CALL 01733 351288, AND WE'LL CHECK IF YOUR FORM HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

Now hit the 'Send' button below and check your inbox and spam folder for our auto reply email.