Open Water Swimming Events

Just in case some of you are tempted to leave the chlorine behind and try some open water swimming this year, 
here are a few local(ish) and popular events that might tempt you:

Open Water Events, 2017

May

Saturday 20th

Mass Start Swim Series, Box End Park

750m, 1500m, 3km

River

Sunday  28th

Small Fry & Big Fish Swims, Reading

1500m, 3.8km

Lake

June

 

 

 

Sunday 5th

Ullswater Epic Lake Swim , Ullswater, Lake District

1.6km, 3.8km

Lake

Fri-Sun 9th-11th

Great North Swim, Windermere, Lake District

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, 10km

Lake

Saturday 17th

Great East Swim, Alton Water, Suffolk

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, 10km

Reservoir

Saturday 24th

Eton Swim, Windsor

750m, 1500m, 3km, 5km, 10km

Lake

Sunday 25th

Marlow River Swim, Marlow

750m, 1500m, 3km

River

Sunday 25th

Henley Classic (sunrise swim), Henley on Thames

2.1km

River

July

 

 

 

Saturday 1st

Big Cotswold Swim, Cotswold Water Park

1 mile, 2 miles

Lake

Saturday 1st

Boulter’s to Bray Swim, Bray Lock (River Thames), Maidenhead

0.9km, 2.8km

River

Saturday 1st

Great London Swim, Newham

750m, 1500m, 3km

River

tbc

Great Manchester Swim, Salford Quays

1 mile

Docklands

Sunday 9th

Epic Lake Swim Derwent, Lake Distrct

1-6k, 3.8k

Lake

Sunday 9th

Henley Mile, Henley on Thames

½ mile, 1 mile

River

Sunday 16h

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim, Bournemouth

1.4 miles

Sea

Sunday 16th

Fugitive Open Water Swim, Marlow

750m, 1500m, 3km

River

Sunday 23rd

Mass Start Swim Series, Event 2, Box End Park, Bedford

750m, 1500m, 3.8km, 5km

Lake

August

 

 

 

Sunday 6th

Thames Marathon, Henley on Thames to Marlow

14km

River

Sunday 13th

The Big Brutal Swim, Llanberis, North Wales

2.5k, 5k, 10k

Lake

Sunday 20th

Coniston Epic Lakes Swim, Coniston, Lake District

500m, 1600m, 3.8km

Lake

Thursday 24th

Doggy Paddle & Big Dog Swims, Reading

1500m, 3.8km

Lake

Sat 26th

Great Scottish Swim, Loch Lomond

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles

Lake

Saturday 26th

Mass Start Series Event 3, Box End

750m, 1500m, 3km, 5k, 10k

Lake

September

 

 

 

Sat 2nd

Scilly Swim Challenge, Scilly Isles

15k

Sea

Tue 5th - Wed 6th

Scilly Swim Two Day Challenge, Scilly Isles

15k

Sea

Sat 9th - Sun 10th

Dart 10k, River Dart

10k

River


Other events that we can expect to see, but for which dates/distances are yet to be confirmed:

  • Queenford Lake Events – individual and relay
  • Westhorpe Water Sports Centre, Little Marlow, Bucks – Wednesday evening race series