The Opening of Rutland Water Bathing Beach is a giant leap forward for any water authority. Anglican Water Services remain committed to this project which shows just how much attitudes are changing towards wild swimming here in England.
Sadly there have been problems organising enough volunteer lifeguards to man the beach and this has delayed the opening of the beach to swimmers. However plans are in place to provide lifeguard cover with both employed and voluntary lifeguards from next year. An official opening is now planned for Easter 2014 with preparations for this to start in September.
Robert Aspey Inland Access Officer for the Outdoor Swimming Society has worked tirelessly on this project along with Anglican Water Services.
The Rutland Water Bathing Beach will be a wonderful provision and amenity for swimmers across the region and will add greatly to the experience of visiting Rutland Water.