blueseventy Open Water Swim Centre

Lake by Copthorne Hotel
Lake by Copthorne Hotel

The build-up to the London 2012 Olympics sees British Swimming not only start to devote resources to open water swimming at the junior and senior level, but a new national open water swimming facility is also scheduled to be opened in March.

blueseventy has just announced the blueseventy Open Water Swim Centre, the venue for the swim leg of the first triathlon ever held in Britain in 1983. The blueseventy Open Water Swim Centre will be open from March to October and expects to be heavily used by both open water swimmers and triathletes who can train in both a well-marked 800m loop and a straight up and down course.

Set in a 33-acre lake at the Copthorne Hotel, Junction 11 on the M4. the Centre will offer expert coaching, personal training sessions, special women-only sessions and a focus on junior swimmers. The surrounding area in Reading includes Windsor Castle and Legoland.

Dean Jackson, blueseventy’s Global Sales and Marketing Manager, says, “We’re really pleased to come on board as an official sponsor. Facilities as good as this make a real difference to the thousands of people who like to swim outdoors in the UK, whether they’re training for events or simply keen to enjoy the great outdoors.”

The Centre is located at The Courtyard, Copthorne Hotel, Pingewood, Reading, RG30 3UN.

The blueseventy open water swim centre officially opens for the season on Saturday 21 March 2009 and will be open every:

  • Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 07:00 – 09:30
  • Saturday and Sunday Mornings 07:00 – 10:00
  • Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 17:30 till Dusk

Call 07818 411449 by Friday noon to book a swim.


  • Single Swim £5.00
  • 10 Swim sessions £40.00
  • Peak Season Ticket (21 March – 29 September) – Unlimited Swims £300.00

For further information and to find out the current water temperature online, go to My Sporting Times.