What's your swimming pool like?

Is there the strong odour of chlorine?
Are there just too many mixed ability swimmers in your lane?

Our's tend to be a slightly different.

There are no lane ropes, no requirement for tumble turns and sometimes the wave machine is switched on!

One thing we can guarantee, it's never the same twice.

Swim on the Wild Side is the Lake District's only fully qualified, coached swimming tour operator.

Swimmers in Derwentwater
Swimmers in Derwentwater

Bespoked Swimming Holidays

Our Bespoke Swims are unique, where our choice of swim locations is guided by your requests and our knowledge. You will receive professional open water swimming coaching throughout your stay by a fully qualified Open Water Swimming Coach.
Find out more…

Swimming in to the sunset
Swimming in to the sunset

Iconic Swim Tours

We have created several Iconic Swims taking in several lakes throughout the Lake District, some of which are date specific. Any of these swims can be incorporated into a bespoke package, should you wish.
Find out more…

Beach Barbecue at Derwentwater
Beach Barbecue at Derwentwater

Beach Barbecue Swims

Every Thursday evening throughout the summer months, on the shores of Derwentwater after a swim around its islands, we strike up the barbecue. This is not just for swimmers but their friends and family members too.
Find out more…

The Monsters Swim
The Monsters Swim

The Monsters Swim

On Sunday 26 August 2018, we are going on our second Monster Hunt in the Highlands of Scotland for seven days. Early booking will be essential with only 10 places available.
Find out more…

Great Lakes Swim logo
Great Lakes Swim logo

The Great Lakes Swim

Every month during the summer we have a full weekend of fun, swimming in five of the most outstanding lakes in the Lake District. These tours cater for everything and everybody.
Find out more…

Open water swimming
Open water swimming

Introduction to
Open Water Swimming

Are you a reasonably good pool swimmer but never had the chance to venture out into the open water. Once you have carried out our introductory course we are confident you will never look back.
Find out more…

Follow @SwimWildSide