• Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Guided swim in Wastwater
  • Buttermere
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Coniston
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Grasmere
  • Guided swim in Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Guided swim in Wastwater
  • Buttermere
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Coniston
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Grasmere
  • Guided swim in Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Guided swim in Wastwater
  • Buttermere
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Coniston
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Grasmere
  • Guided swim in Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Guided swim in Wastwater
  • Buttermere
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Coniston
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Grasmere
  • Guided swim in Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Windermere
  • Group of swimmers
  • Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Guided swim in Wastwater
  • Buttermere
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Ullswater
  • Coniston
  • Open Water Coaching
  • Grasmere
  • Guided swim in Derwentwater
  • Wastwater
  • Windermere

Guided Swim Tours of the Lake District

Tell us what you would like to do, then sit back and let us do the hard work!

How wet do you want to get?

We pride ourselves on offering swims which have been fully risk assessed and - more importantly - fully insured. Our prime concern is to make sure you enjoy your swimming and we want you to feel comfortable in this wonderful environment.

We are Cumbria’s only fully qualified, coached swim holiday operator and our Guided Swim Tours are a unique opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful locations and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Lake District World Heritage Site.

It’s vital that everyone in your party is catered for and so we create swims to suit all abilities - making sure that every swimmer can take part in the whole swim without feeling daunted or restricted. We are able to assess your stroke technique and give you feedback throughout your stay - our prime concern is to make sure you enjoy your swimming and we want you to feel comfortable in this wonderful environment.

What is included in your tour?

How wet do you want to get? If you tell us what you would like to do, you can sit back and let us do the hard work – we will create a tour which matches your swimming abilities, arrange your meals and accommodation for you, and ensure that you have a weekend to remember!

The Lake District has every type of accommodation you can think of, from simple campsites to luxury 5* hotels, with something to suit all budgets, and you’re never far away from good food – we will track down the best deals for rooms and meals to suit your budget.

All our tours are tailored to your requirements, but a typical one could look like this:

Day One

Arriving on the afternoon, there will be an introductory evening assessment swim in Derwentwater, followed by a fish and chip supper at Keswick’s finest chippy.

Day Two

The day starts with a swim in Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, followed by a barbecue lunch on the shores.
In the afternoon there’s a swim in Bassenthwaite Lake, before returning to Keswick.

Day Three

After a morning swim in Coniston there’s a light lunch before leaving for an afternoon swim in Ullswater. The day would end with a tea party on the shores of the lake, finishing in time for you to head back home and dream of your next visit to the Wild Side!

Please check our calendar for availability prior to booking. If you are unable to find suitable dates please contact and we will see if other tours can be adjusted to suit yourselves.

These are not just any swims… these are Swims on the Wild Side!

LEGENDS OF THE LAKES

LEGENDS OF THE LAKES

Visit some of the Lake District’s most famous beauty spots, and we guarantee you will be seeing them in a completely different way!

GREAT LAKES SWIM TOURS

GREAT LAKES SWIM TOURS

Once a month during the summer we spend the weekend swimming in five of Cumbria’s outstandingly beautiful lakes.
These tours have something for everyone, all ages and abilities.

OPEN WATER COACHING

OPEN WATER COACHING

This can be anything from a one off session while you're on holiday in the Lake District to a more of a structured course to help transform your stroke over a period of time.

Swim on the Wild Side is the Lake District's only swimming holiday operator offering fully coached activities with a qualified and experienced coach.

All of our swims are fully risk assessed, insured and we abide by the strict environmental rules laid down by the Lake District National Park, following the 'Ditch the Hitchers' campaign.

Want to make a booking? We’ll be happy to devise a schedule to fit your plans where possible just click here to visit our calendar.

Need more information? Dive into our Any Questions page here.