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Try Open Water Swimming in Stoney Cove’s Spring Fed Water


Try Open Water Swimming in Stoney Cove’s Spring Fed Water

Multi-award-winning Stoney Cove is the UK’s National Dive Centre.  Where better to try your open water swimming experience than in its lake, famed for the quality of its spring fed water.  With an area of 13 acres, Stoney Cove offers a 1000 metre perimeter course in Leicestershire’s cleanest water. 

Night swimming is available to those who have mastered the sport with light sources attached to tow floats. 

Swimmers at Stoney Cove are fully supported with a rescue boat on standby and qualified first aiders 

On shore facilities include hard-surfaced car parks, showers, changing rooms and Nemos bar and restaurant.  

If you're looking to extend your visit, there's plenty of accommodation nearby listed on the Visit Blaby accommodation page  Stay – Blaby District Council (visitblaby.org.uk)



  • FITNESS LEVEL - Low to Moderate/Vigorous
  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? - 60 Minutes
  • PRICE RANGE - £6 Per Session

Add Try Open Water Swimming in Stoney Cove’s Spring Fed Water to your Itinerary

Visitor Details

Key Information

Sapcote Road, Stoney Stanton, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 4DW

Tel: 01455 273089

Opening Times

Opening Times: (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday08:30 - 16:00


Map & Directions



  • Clothing/Equipment - Wetsuit for warmth and buoyancy, tow float, whistle and brightly coloured swim hat. When swimming at night attached a light source to your float.
  • Restrictions - Must be a competent swimmer. All swimmers must swim in groups of two or more, alternatively bring a spotter to watch over you. All swimmers must use a tow float.

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