Triathlon & Open Water Swimming in the Heart of Yorkshire
Established in 2009 the Blue Lagooners is Yorkshire's premier open water swimming venue. The crisp and clean water is spring fed from the surrounding limestone that acts like a filter. Our Coaches & Crew are leading industry experts who also advise a consult for the governing bodies of open water swimming & triathlon. The real magic though is our wonderful members who are probably the friendliest bunch of folk you'll meet!
If you are new to open water swimming we have coaching available to help you find your open water wings or if you are more experienced our team can help you maximise your time in the open water. We truly believe we have something for everyone.
We are also the only open water swimming venue in Yorkshire where you can get Coaching & Advice from a Swim Smooth Certified Coach.
The Home of
Swim Smooth Yorkshire
The Blue Lagooners is the home of Swim Smooth in Yorkshire. Our Head Coach Morgan Williams (Coach Morg) is Yorkshire's only fully certified Swim Smooth Coach having travelled the world to learn his craft alongside the worlds leading swim & triathlon coaches. His journey has included time spent in Perth Western Australia being personally mentored by world renowned Coach & Swim Smooth Founder Paul Newsome.
Minimum Temp for Swimming is 11ºC*
*In the spring we wait until the water is holding at least 14ºC overnight to ensure it remains above the minimum temperature for swimming.
Wetsuits are mandatory when the water temperature is below 18ºc. Above 18ºc wetsuits are optional but non wetsuit swimmers must used an approved Tow Float. The Blue Lagooners Management reserve the right to request to test the suitability of a swimmers wetsuit or tow float for buoyancy, & suitability for swimming and reserve the right to refuse access to the water if a swimmers wetsuit or tow float is deemed unsuitable and/or unsafe for swimming. Please check out the videos above that explain why this is so important.