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Man Made Lake | Essex, UK | 0 stars

Management Description

Situated beside the Intu Lakeside Shopping Centre, at West Thurrock, Essex, Alexandra Lake provides an idyllic, clean and sheltered venue for open water swimming. Our newly renovated watersports centre will open its doors to open water swimmers on the 17th July 2020.

Bookings are now open from 17th July - 2nd August. Sessions throughout August will be released 3 weeks in advance. For example Aug 3rd - 9th will be released 16th July.

We are proud to be using the NOWCA system to run our sessions. You can register and pay for a NOWCA safety wristband to collect on your next visit to us on the ACTIO app. The wristband enables you to start logging your swim distance and time so you can track your performance. We can then track you safely in and out of the water every time you swim on one of our sessions.

Launch Offer Price:

£8.50 per Swim

£70 - x10 Swim Bundle + free neon Swim Lakeside swim hat

A bright colour swim hat, goggles and tow bag must be worn at all times during our open water swimming sessions. Wetsuits are optional in July and August when the water temperature is above 16c. Due to covid-19 restrictions wetsuit and equipment hire is currently unavailable. Free parking is available at the Lakeside Shopping Centre. Our all new watersports centre is located next to The Travelodge at the south end of Alexandra Lake and centre boasts excellent changing facilities including hot showers. Lockers are available which require a small padlock. Please bring your own or leave your kit in your car, putting your car key in your tow bag.

Location and directions

Alexandra Lake,
Lakeside Shopping Centre,
West Thurrock,
RM20 2AB
You’ll find the watersports centre next to the Thurrock Lakeside Travelodge. Free secure parking is available in the Lakeside Shopping Centre.


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