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1 day
Swim Races & Event

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a truly unique festival experience with morning adventure swims around Henham Park Lake

  • Freshen up in style for the UK's Best Family Festival

  • Swim with a full safety escort and enjoy the support of our expert SwimTrek guides

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

We’re back at Latitude! Don't miss your chance to take part in one of the most iconic festival swims in the UK. Join SwimTrek again this year at Latitude Festival and freshen up each morning with a group of like-minded swimmers.

SwimTrek are proud to present our incredible Latitude swimming packages, featuring fully supported 2km adventure lake swims each morning and each evening at the festival for 2023. In addition to this, new for 2023 we have launched a brand new Twilight Adventure Swim where swimmers will enjoy the ambience of the festival from the water!

Weekend ticket holders will be able to book a morning adventure swim that takes place before the main acts get started. It’s a great way to improve your swim technique, soak in the festival atmosphere from the water and invigorate yourself with a healthy dose of open water!

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

Learn more about Latitude Lake Swimming

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 technique feedback and support - This event is perfect for those who simply enjoy freshwater swimming!

Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water conditions, but all coaching sessions will be run by our friendly swimming coaches.

What's included?

  • Access to the SwimTrek swim course in the Henham Park Lake
  • Full safety escort and support from expert SwimTrek guides

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 three adventure swims a day, three coaching sessions a day, and new for 2023 a Twilight swim in the evening.

For all the information on dates and times of the swims, please below:

Swim Times

Day & Date Meeting Time
21 July 2023 Adventure Swim 07:00 - 08:00
21 July 2023 Adventure Swim 08:00 - 09:00
21 July 2023 Adventure Swim 09:00 - 10:00
21 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 10:30 - 11:00
21 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 11:00 - 11:30
21 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 11:30 - 12:00
21 July 2023 Twilight Adventure Swim 18:30 - 19:30
Day & Date Meeting Time
22 July 2023 Adventure Swim 07:00 - 08:00
22 July 2023 Adventure Swim 08:00 - 09:00
22 July 2023 Adventure Swim 09:00 - 10:00
22 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 10:30 - 11:00
22 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 11:00 - 11:30
22 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 11:30 - 12:00
22 July 2023 Twilight Adventure Swim 18:30 - 19:30
Day & Date Meeting Time
23 July 2023 Adventure Swim 07:00 - 08:00
23 July 2023 Adventure Swim 08:00 - 09:00
23 July 2023 Adventure Swim 09:00 - 10:00
23 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 10:30 - 11:00
23 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 11:00 - 11:30
23 July 2023 1-2-1 Coaching 11:30 - 12:00
23 July 2023 Twilight Adventure Swim 18:30 - 19:30

All swims will last approximately 45 minutes, the coaching sessions are 30 minutes long.

Event Schedule

Start Point: The Main Gate, Henham Park, Suffolk, England

Start Date: 21 July 2023

Finish Point: The Main Gate, Henham Park, Suffolk, England

Finish Date: 23 July 2023

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 1.5km

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.

For the 1-2-1 coaching sessions, swimmers must meet the coaches 15 minutes before the session and at the lake (look out for the orange t-shirts!).

Swimming Numbers

  • Morning Adventure Swims are capped to 24 swimmers per session.
  • Coaching 1-2-1 sessions are capped to 2 swimmers per session.

  • Twilight Adevnture Swims are capped to 16 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 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 morning 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 can't be transferred to another day.

For any enquiries about your booking please contact

Age Restrictions

The the minimum age for our swims is 12 years old.

Terms and Conditions of Entry & Refund Policy

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

For all the information about our terms and conditions please click, here.

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