Lake Swimming May to September

Monday evening open water swimming

There is open water swimming at at Haysden Lake, Tonbridge from May to the end of September from 6.30pm to dusk.


Free to annual members and a clip of  your session card for PAYG club members

£5 to non club members

Training Standard

Our club policy is that swimmers should be able to swim 400 meters front crawl in around 10 minutes or less. 


Some Rules

If you have not swum in a lake before please make yourselve known to one of the 7Oaks Tri Club members at signing in. We can help you understand what to expect when you first dip your toes in the water!

Non 7Oaks Tri Club members must be current members of the BTF and produce their card when signing in.  

No swimming without signing in and safety equipment in place.

Swim in anti-clockwise direction on designated routes

Wear brightly coloured swim hat

Novice open water swimmers make themselves known when signing in

Under 16 must be acccompanied by a parent or guardian

Do not swim near the lake edge except when entering and exiting lake

Follow marshall/lifeguard instructions

Any questions about the lake sessions please email Paul Bonner Williams -

For a location map see here

Haysden Lake 


Directions - From the A21, follow the road around to the right towards Tonbridge.  At the first roundabout turn left towards Tonbridge then at the second one, follow the signs for Haysden Country Park.  Go past the first turning on your right  for Barden Lake through Lower Haysden, and follow the road until you come to a group of houses.  Go straight on past these houses until you pass under the bridge for the A21.  Once under the bridge, turn right up the lane towards the lake.  At the barrier park in one of the car parks either side of the road and walk up to the lake (about 200yds) under the A21. (Please park in the club section of the car park marked with the sign).

There is also a good run route (just under 5km) from where you exit the water. Perfect for a cool down or to keep your supporters entertained. Route Map here