We’ve been putting the spotlight on our unique Beyond Swim locations. As a Beyond Swim Accredited Venue, Diver’s Cove is making a splash for our Beyond Swimmers and those looking to start their open water swimming experience.
Diver’s Cove is an idyllic open water swim venue in Godstone, Surrey and is a 7.3-acre reservoir formerly used for sand extraction. Due to the lake’s natural biodiversity and sandy bottom, the water quality is exceptional. It glows a beautiful turquoise green in the summer or winter sun, making the site a wonderful place to participate in various leisure activities.
With showers, changing rooms, free parking, and even a place to grab a warm mug of tea after your swim, Diver’s Cove has become hugely popular with the open water swimming community, and it’s easy to see why!
What Diver’s Cove Say
Being an accredited venue means that we receive regular support and guidance from Beyond Swim to ensure that we’re following all of the correct safety procedures and protocols down at the Cove – which is something we’re really passionate about.
Something that we think is particularly excellent about Beyond Swim is their dedication to encouraging community spirit amongst swimmers – as this is something that we’re really passionate about too.
We don’t like to brag, but we think we’ve got something really special down here at the Cove as well. Whether it’s seeing the first ducklings enjoying a springtime splash, stepping into the turquoise oasis of the lake in the summer, feeling the crunch of the autumn leaves underfoot or warming up in one of our hand-crafted wooden saunas during the winter, we think our lake is absolutely stunning all year round.
Whilst many swimmers are keen to take to the water in the summer, it’s less common to see people trying winter swimming. However, being a year-round venue, we’re really pleased to see more and more people joining us throughout the cooler months – and something that’s particularly great about us is that we also have our saunas located conveniently next to our lake!
The benefits of combining a cold plunge in the water with a warm in a hot sauna are pretty well documented – but these include improved circulation, boosted metabolism and a glowing skin tone to name just a few.
Our beautiful hand-built sauna pods are conveniently located by the lake and available for private hire as well as booking on an individual basis, and customers can purchase drinks and snacks from our onsite café.
We literally can’t think of a better way to warm up after a cold plunge or relax after a long day at work.
My name is Jack, I’m one of the directors of Diver’s Cove. Here at Divers, we run open water swimming; in the summertime, we’re open seven days a week, so we’re one of the most open venues around.
Many people who were swimming in swimming pools now come here because they realise it’s far better and once they’ve been here they don’t seem to want to go anywhere else.
There’s a standard of safety that we want to ensure we can offer to all our swimmers, and by being accredited by Beyond Swim, we always want to remain at the top of our game. We’ve always had confidence in our safety here, but it also offers assurance to the general public, who may be none the wiser of what they are getting into or perhaps don’t know the risks.
They can look at the accreditation and see that we know what we are doing, that everything is run safely, and that we’re doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our swimmers.
What Our Beyond Swimmers Say
We recently hosted a Beyond Swim event at Diver’s Cove to introduce many experienced and novice open water swimmers. It was a great day had by all, and we captured some thoughts from our Beyond Swimmers about how they found their swim at Diver’s Cove:
“Diver’s Cove is really beautiful and has the best surroundings. I am new to it, but it is stunning, and we were blessed with amazing weather when I visited.”
“I’ve been meaning to come here for so long, and it’s so pretty. I can’t wait to come back.”
“It’s so picturesque and a beautiful location.”
We even had the pleasure of having former Olympian, Professor Greg Whyte, join us for the day. Here’s what he had to say about Diver’s Cove:
“The sun came out just as we got in the water, and it’s such a beautiful venue. The water quality is exceptional, and the sun is shining; what’s not to love?”.
Visit Diver’s Cove
Come rain or shine, Diver’s Cove is a venue that offers an immense open water swimming experience for all. We’re incredibly proud to work with the team and know they go the extra mile to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all their swimmers.
Diver’s Cove is located at North Park Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9, and you can use your Beyond Swim Pass to visit.