swim courses

There are two open water swim courses on Riverlea, one to cater for each of the cottages. Each course has a jetty with stairs for easy access and a large floating barrel at the turnaround point allowing for effective sighting. For Clearbrook guests there is a 450m lap course in the dam that adjoins the cottage lawn and for Heronwood guests there is a 400m lap course in the dam situated 800m behind the house.

The water in both dams is clean and clear, unless affected by heavy rain. Water temperatures range from 22˚ Celsius in high summer to 3˚C in mid-winter. Prime swimming months are from the beginning of October through to the end of April, although cold water swimmers are free to test their mettle in the winter months.


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