Open Water Swimming


Open Water Swimming

Want to try open water swimming? Join us at Knockbracken Reservoir!

We hold open water swimming 3 times weekly with sessions on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Please arrive 30 minutes before swimming time.

Swimming time is from 7pm to 8pm on Mondays & Thursdays and Saturday 9am to 10am.
£5 per night or £50 for all 17 Nights
The Course length is 750 meters. There will be SUP and or Kayak support swimmers.


Book online: Belfast Kayak Academy


What You Need
Swimming kit and a towel. A tow float is also required for your session, if you do not have one they are available on-site for £15. If you need a wetsuit these are £5 additional cost for hire. Please pay on


Booking and Arriving
Please use our online booking system to book and pay in advance. Alternatively you can pay on arrival.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy, if you cancel within this time you will lose your payment.

The activities are located at Knockbracken Reservoir across the road from the Ivanhoe Hotel on the
Saintfield Rd, Carryduff. Entrance is on Mealough Road.
No right turn onto Mealough Road from Saintfield Road. Please use roundabout to come back down
Saintfield Rd and turn left onto Mealough Road only.
Turn left down Mealough Rd then take the first right and you have arrived.


  • Single Pass

  • Membership


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