Open Water Swimming at Sywell Resevoir

Northants Tri Club was one of the founding supporters of Open Water Swimming at Sywell Resevoir, nr Northampton. For full booking details and information on slot booking and how we operate, please visit:

Info & Booking - Sywell Swimming Page


Dear valued volunteer,

Thanks for your interest in supporting the community use of Sywell Reservoir for Open Water Swimming. The information below:: 

  • outlines the various volunteering roles at each session
  • describes each role in detail so you know what to expect on the delay
  • provides an approximate schedule of set-up / pack-down at each session
  • provides a link to our volunteer rota

Open water swimming at Sywell Reservoir is completely volunteer run, operated by a group of volunteers from Wellingborough and District Athletics Club (WDAC), Northants Tri (NTri), Northampton Canoe and Kayak Club (NCKC), in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport and Northamptonshire Parks.

All swimming fees are reinvested back into the development of the venue and operational costs for running the swim sessions throughout the summer.

Volunteer Roles

The below table outlines all roles required for each swimming session. We divide each session for volunteers into two, allowing the opportunity for every volunteer to also swim at the session if they wish (see below table).

Volunteers at each swim session also have their swim fees for that session waived (not car parking charges still apply).


The rota for Sywell Open Water Swimming can be found at the following link – if you would like to volunteer, please fill in you name in  the following:  

Volunteer Rota

Each session is divided into two volunteering blocks, with a need for all roles to be filled in each “block” – some volunteers may wish to do both blocks, others may wish to volunteer for one block and swim in the other half of the session:


Block 1: 7:30 setup / 1st half of the session (7:30am-9:30am) – volunteers please arrive 7:30am

Block 2: 2nd half of the session and pack down ((9:30am-11:30am) – volunteers please arrive 9:30am


Block 1: 17:30 setup / 1st half of the session (17:30-18:45) – volunteers please arrive 17:30

Block 2: 2nd half of the session and pack down ((18:45-20:00) – volunteers please arrive by 18:45

If you have any questions about volunteering or require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the organising committee at the following contact details:

Contact Us:

Steve Adams - Chair, Northamptonshire Sport :

Adrian Cherry/Steve Holloway  - Northants Tri : chair@

Neil McDonald - WDAC Rep :

Nina Robinson - NCKC Rep :