Evesham Vale Triathletes

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Open Water Swimming

EVT run the open water swimming sessions at Ragley Hall during the summer months.
If you are training for a triathlon, distance swim, or just want to come along and swim in the beautiful lake at Ragley Hall, you can come along and swim in a lifeguarded open water environment.


Open Water Swimming starts Tuesday 4th June 2019

We are proud to operate open water swimming at Ragley Hall in conjunction with Great Swim Local. This innovative system not only improves our safety systems on site, but also enables you to get chip timing each time you swim.

Prior to swimming at Ragley Hall, all swimmers must register with Great Swim Local and select Ragley Hall as their home swim. Once you have registered you will receive a wristband which you will be required to wear everytime you wish to swim at Ragley Hall.

Please note that we cannot issue wristbands at the lake, this must be done well in advance of your visit, but if you want to swim before your wristband has arrived, just bring along your confirmation email from Great Swim Local and we can lend you a guest wristband. If you have a wristband from a previous year this will still be valid for 2019.

We are in a fortunate position to be able to offer this open water swimming with support from the Ragley Hall estate. As such please can all swimmers adhere to the following rules so we can continue to enjoy the facility we have.

  • When on the Ragley estate stick to the 20mph speed limit
  • No dogs allowed on the estate
  • No ball games or picnics away from the fenced lake house area
  • The adventure playground is out of bounds

Upon arrival please report to the boathouse to pay your entrance fee. When you are ready to enter the water, please ensure the spotter scans you in using your wristband. When you leave the water you will get scanned out and your time will then appear on the Great Swim Local website in due course.

Bright coloured swim hats must be worn at all times when in the lake.


As we are insured by the BTF we have to abide by their rules regarding the wearing of wetsuits. That means no swimming in temperatures lower than 11 degrees, wetsuits must be worn if the water is less than 14 degrees, over 14 degrees then its up to you.

We must stick to these rules otherwise we would risk losing our cover and no cover = no swim sessions.

Changing rooms and toilets are available however there are no showers onsite.