Frequently Asked Questions

Venue FAQs

Who is involved in Beyond Swim?

Beyond Swim is a creation by Triathlon England and is supported by Swim England and Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) who have combined their expertise and safety guidance to give swimmers peace of mind when they are participating in the sport they love across safe venues.

What is Beyond Swim venue accreditation?

The accreditation process focuses on safety, to ensure open water swimming operators are following best practice guidelines, implementing the robust safety and standards of competence that are expected in order to achieve Beyond Swim accreditation. You can read more about the process here.

How much does Beyond Swim accreditation cost?

We have been working hard to continue to ensure our Beyond Swim venue accreditation process and guidance remain industry leading. This provides you with peace of mind that your provision and documentation meet or exceeds our standards, ensuring that you are providing the best possible experience for your swimmers, whilst keeping them safe.

  • Beyond Swim Self declared accreditation is £150 +VAT
  • Beyond Swim Endorsed accreditation is £250 +VAT

You can sign up to either of these options here.

If you are a Triathlon England affiliated club that offers open water swimming sessions to your members only, then Beyond Swim accreditation is free of charge. If, however, your sessions are open to non-club members then the costs are as above.

Please contact with any questions you may have, and we can provide you with this information to help you prepare for your open water season.

How long is Beyond Swim accreditation valid for?

Beyond Swim accreditation is valid for all venues until 31 March 2025. After this time, venues will need to review and renew their accreditation documentation.

What does a Beyond Swim accredited venue receive?

A Beyond Swim Endorsed Venue shall be listed on the Beyond Swim website, access to a range of digital branding assets and receive a physical venue marketing pack to celebrate their Endorsed status.

What happens if a venue doesn’t meet Beyond Swim accreditation minimum standards?

The Beyond Swim team will support each venue to work towards and achieve Beyond Swim minimum standards. We aim to support all venues to develop and achieve the Beyond Swim accreditation.

Are there any offers and discounts for venues?

Beyond Swim Endorsed Venues can get a discounted rate on water quality testing provided by our Beyond Swim partner – Swim Safety.

Plans for 2024/25 involve expanding this benefits offer to Beyond Swim accredited venues, so watch this space!

How do I get in touch with the Beyond Swim team?

Please reach out to us through any of the methods listed here. We’d love to hear your questions, thoughts and feedback to continually develop and enhance our offer to venues and ensure swimmers are participating in the sport they love across safe venues.

Swimmer FAQs

What can I expect from a Beyond Swim Self-Declared venue?

The venue has completed the Beyond Swim Self declared checklist to verify that their documentation reaches Beyond Swim minimum standards.

What can I expect from a Beyond Swim Endorsed Venue?

Beyond Swim have received and reviewed the venue documentation and the Beyond Swim safety team have confirmed that the venue documentation reaches or exceeds Beyond Swim minimum standards at the time of review.

How many venues are signed up to Beyond Swim?

You can see all of the venues that are accredited by Beyond Swim here.

Where is my nearest Beyond Swim venue?

You can search for your local Beyond Swim venue on our venues page.

I can't currently find a Beyond Swim venue local to me?
We are always looking for new venues to support and to get involved with Beyond Swim accreditation. The Beyond Swim website will be kept up to date with Beyond Swim venues and we will be adding new venues all the time. If you have any further questions or suggestions, please get in touch with
Will there be lifeguards at the venue?

All Beyond Swim Endorsed Venues have outlined their water safety plans to the Beyond Swim team. Each venue will endeavour to support swimmers in distress and will have plans about how they will help any swimmers in trouble through a competent safety team.

Who do I contact if I have a problem/concern about a venue?

If the venue is listed on the Beyond Swim website, please contact

What is happening to Swim Pass?

As of 1st May 2024, the Swim Pass scheme shall be discontinued.

We understand that this decision may come as a disappointment to existing holders, and we want to assure you that it was not made lightly. Moving forward, Beyond Swim shall be focussing efforts on supporting open water swimming venues across the country to provide safe and clean spaces to swim.

We want to assure you that we remain committed to providing you with exceptional service and support throughout this transition period. Here are a few key points to note regarding the discontinuation:

  1. Discontinuation Date: Swim Pass will be discontinued effective 1st May 2024. This means that all references shall be removed from Beyond Swim webpages, check-in functions at venues shall be disabled and loyalty rewards cease.
  2. Pro Rata Refund: If your Swim Pass membership is active from 1st May 2024, we shall issue you with a refund based upon your Swim Pass purchase date. This will be paid to the card that you made the original purchase with, appearing in the coming weeks.
  3. Alternatives: While we are discontinuing the Swim Pass, we want to assure you that Beyond Swim accredited venues shall remain and continue to grow. You can find a full list of these venues on the Beyond Swim website.
I have a question about Swim Pass, who should I contact?

For any questions about Beyond Swim please email