Connecting people with nature through swimming

Yorkshire Swim Works will be a unique place focused on the health and wellbeing benefits of outdoor swimming

Swim outdoors in chemical-free water

Every year, millions of people around the world enjoy carefree bathing in pools with biological water treatment. 

A natural swimming pool is made hygienic without the use of chemicals. Swimming water flows through biological filters before reaching a regeneration zone – where carefully selected aquatic plants and mineral gravel layers help to cleanse the water, providing a wonderful habitat for wildlife.

The proposed pool would naturally range with the seasons from 0 – 25 degrees centigrade.

Yorkshire Swim Works will provide a big and beautiful body of water for all swimmers – learners through to those who swim for sport – whilst benefiting your health & wellbeing. 


Better sleep

Natural increases in a hormone called prolactin in the body caused by swimming in open water may help to improve the quality of your sleep.

*Benefits (edited) as described by Swim England

Part of the experience will allow people to enjoy a sauna with numerous health benefits

Sauna bathing is possibly the world’s best kept secret to well-being and a healthy life. Regular use of private and public saunas for health, relaxation and socialising is commonplace in Finland, Scandinavia, Baltics, Russia, Central Europe and more.

~ The British Sauna Society 2022

Extend your visit to the region and stay at Yorkshire Swim Works

Visitors can extend their visit to the region, connect with nature, swim to their hearts content, and take in the views of our wonderful moorland. 

Yorkshire Swim Works will offer contemporary eco-accommodation, and a great café with locally sourced ingredients.

Combine learning with leisure 

Swimming is an essential life-saving skill, yet not all communities feel empowered or have the opportunity to learn to swim, or to take part regularly in swimming.

Yorkshire Swim Works will link with organisations to develop learning programmes so that more people can benefit from and enjoy participating in outdoor swimming.

We will create learning opportunities for individuals, schools, colleges and communities around – natural pool technology, water filtration, heritage, sustainable development, nature & wildlife. 

We’re thrilled to support Yorkshire Swim Works – a project like this is right for Bradford right now, and aligns with our vision for ‘Better Health and Better Lives’

〜 Phil Barker, Assistant Director Sport & Culture, Bradford Council

I’m thrilled to hear about this development. The benefits to the children of this community are endless. As an educationalist, I can see how we could weave this into our curriculum like a golden thread drawing together learning about fitness, mindfulness, sustainability and a love of the outdoors which are subjects vital to the welfare of our children

〜 Alice Jones, Head Teacher Oxenhope Primary School