Your University Questions, Answered.
Can I swim in the lake?
The lake is beautiful, and on a summer's day when you're making use of the campus BBQs with friends, it can be a tempting prospect to go for a swim, but DON'T DO IT! It's cold, and deep, and you might get tangled in weeds, pecked by a swan, or jumped on by an enthusiastic dog. We have a glorious, Olympic-sized swimming pool on site, so why would you?
The Sportspark (biggest indoor sports centre in Britain) is accessible to all, and you can 'pay and play', or there are a number of discounted membership options. The pool has shallow and deep areas, and classes you can join in with including swimming lessons or Aqua Fit.
Elsewhere in Norwich, beside another big lake, Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre offers water-based courses and craft hire; and if you fancy a scenic bus or train ride, the Norfolk coast is very close by, with a selection of beaches.