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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a truly unique experience swim around Henham Park Lake

  • Experience the UK's Best Family Festival

  • Meet and swap stories with fellow open water swimmers from all over the UK

Take part in one of the most iconic festival swims in the UK with SwimTrek this year at Latitude Festival.

SwimTrek are proud to present our incredible Latitude swimming packages, featuring a 2 km adventure lake swim and 30-minute one-to-one coaching clinics again at the festival for 2018. Weekend ticket holders will be able to book a morning adventure swim or coaching session that take place before the main acts get started. A great way to improve your swim technique, soak in the festival atmosphere from the water and discover your inner open water appetite!

We welcome all swimming abilities, but from previous years' experience, a wetsuit is recommend for those not used to lake swimming in less than 17°C.


Who is this trip for?

All abilities are welcome on these swims, whether you are looking for an adventure swim around the lake or some one-to-one coaching, this event is perfect for those who enjoy freshwater swimming. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water conditions but all coaching sessions will be run by swimming coaches.


What's included?

  • Full safety escort
  • Swim hat


Daily Itineraries

Please note that the below itinerary is subject to change depending on the the weather and conditions of the Lake.

Swim Schedule

Throughout the weekend SwimTrek will be running two adventure swims a day at the festival and four 30 minute coaching clinics. For all the information on dates and times of the swims, please below:

Swim Times

Day & Date Meeting Time
Friday 13 July 2018 Adventure Swim* 08:00 - 09:00
Friday 13 July 2018 Adventure Swim* 09:00 - 10:00
Friday 13 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 10:30 - 11:00
Friday 13 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 11:00 - 11:30
Friday 13 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 11:30 - 12:00
Friday 13 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 12:00 - 12:30
Day & Date Meeting Time
Saturday 14 July 2018 Adventure Swim* 08:00 - 09:00
Saturday 14 July 2018 Adventure Swim* 09:00 - 10:00
Saturday 14 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 10:30 - 11:00
Saturday 14 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 11:00 - 11:30
Saturday 14 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 11:30 - 12:00
Saturday 14 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 12:00 - 12:30
Day & Date Meeting Time
Sunday 15 July 2018 Adventure Swim* 08:00 - 09:00
Sunday 15 July 2018 Adventure Swim* 09:00 - 10:00
Sunday 15 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 10:30 - 11:00
Sunday 15 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 11:00 - 11:30
Sunday 15 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 11:30 - 12:00
Sunday 15 July 2018 Coaching Clinic 12:00 - 12:30

*The adventure swim will last approximately 45 minutes.

For highlights of last years event, please click here.

Event Schedule

Start Point: The Latitude Lake, Henham Park, Suffolk, England

Start Date: 13 July 2018

Finish Point: The Latitude Lake, Henham Park, Suffolk, England

Finish Date: 15 July 2018

Event Information

Equipment Checklist

In addition to your daily non-swimming clothes, we also recommend that you bring the following items:

Item Item
Swimming Costume (x1) Waterproof Sun Cream
Swimming Goggles* (x2) Towel
Flip Flops Wetsuit

*Try to bring one clear lens and one tinted lens for different light conditions.

Water Temperature

Month Water Temperature Air Temperature
July 17-19°C 18-22°C

*Please note that these temperatures are indicative and should be used as a guide only.

Swim Distance
Latitude Lake 2km

Swimming in lakes is a fantastic experience, however water quality can, at times, be affected by water runoff from local fields. Blue Green Algae and Weil’s Disease are possible contaminants, so if you do feel unwell at any stage during or after the trip, you should visit a GP immediately, telling them you have been lake swimming.

Valuables will be left at your own risk, Neither Latitude or SwimTrek cannot accept any liability for lost or damaged items. We recommend bringing a towel, pair of flip flops and a light top that can be worn to the lake.

Meeting your SwimTrek Guides

Adventure Swim Start Times: You will meet your guides at the main entrance into Latitude 15 minutes prior to the start time of your swim. The lake is approximately a 10 minute walk away west of The Alcove, directions to the lake will be signposted.

Coaching Clinic Start Times: You will meet your guides at the lake, 15 minutes prior to the start time of your clinic.

Swimming Numbers

Please note that the Adventure Swims are capped to 24 swimmers and our coaching clinics are capped at two swimmers per session.

Swim Registration

To sign up for any SwimTrek swims, you must register on-line and in advance of the event as numbers for the adventure swim and coaching clinics are capped to ensure sufficient levels of safety cover. After registering on-line, full details with final arrangements will be emailed to you approximately one week prior to the festival.

Please note, if you book onto the adventure swims, swimmers that are not at the main entrance on time will not be allowed into the festival venue to join the group as the swim commences before the festival officially opens each day. Swims also can't be transferred to another day.

Substitutions can be made via the entry system up to 17:00 on Monday 9th July, please note there is an additional £10 processing fee for each substitution.

For any enquiries about your booking please contact Ben on events@swimtrek.com.

Age restrictions

The the minimum age for our swims is 16 years old.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

You understand that open water swimming is potentially hazardous, and you should not enter and participate unless you are medically able and properly trained.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are medically fit and capable of taking part in the whole of the event. We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to stop any swimmer from taking part if we deem him or her unfit to take part, including mid-event removal from the water where necessary.

If you do not give us full details of any medical or physical problem or disability at the time of booking and/or promptly inform us of any adverse change to or a new medical or physical problem or disability that arises after booking, then we can cancel the booking when we find out the full details if, in our reasonable opinion, the swim is not suitable for the individual in question. In such circumstances we shall not be liable for any losses or compensation arising.

We will need full details from you of any illness, medication currently being taken, known medical conditions and allergies. This information is required purely to assist in the case of an emergency and will otherwise be kept strictly confidential.

By completing your booking an account is created using your email address, so that:

  • We can confirm your booking and payments via email.
  • Keep in contact with you in the time leading up to this event.
  • Manage your booking (make changes, pay your balance, etc).
  • Share photos and results from the event.

Refund policy

SwimTrek reserves the right to change/substitute/shorten the course at the event if there is bad weather. This is to ensure that the event runs safely. In the case of any swims being cancelled, SwimTrek will provide a 50% refund of entry fees. Refunds are not possible in other circumstances.

  • This event is new to the SwimTrek website for 2018. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.

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Please note that the Latitude Festival Swims are now Fully Booked!