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, 2019 

May

Saturday 4th

Mass Start Swim Series, Box End Park

750m, 1500m, 3km, 5km

River

Saturday 18th

Great Manchester Swim, Salford Quays

1 mile, 3 miles

Docklands

Sunday 19th

Eton Swim, Windsor

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

Lake

Sunday  26th

Small Fry & Big Fish Swims, Reading

1500m, 3.8km

Lake

Sunday 26th

Marlow River Swim, Marlow

750m, 1500m, 3km

River

June

 

 

 

Fri-Sun 7th-9th

Great North Swim, Windermere, Lake District

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, 10km

Lake

Sunday 16th

Ullswater Epic Lake Swim , Ullswater, Lake District

500m, 1.6km, 3.8km

Lake

Saturday 22nd 

Great East Swim, Alton Water, Suffolk

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5km, 10km

Reservoir

Saturday 29th

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

750m, 1500m, 3.8km, 5km

Lake

Sunday 30th 

Henley Classic (sunrise swim), Henley on Thames

2.1km

River

July

 

 

 

Saturday 6th

Big Cotswold Swim, Cotswold Water Park

1 mile, 2 miles

Lake

Saturday 6th 

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

0.9km, 2.8km

River

Saturday 6th

Media City UK Challenge, Salford Quays

1.5,5,10, 15 km

Docklands

Sunday 7th

Epic Lake Swim Derwent, Lake Distrct

1-6k, 3.8k

Lake

Sunday 14th

Henley Mile, Henley on Thames

½ mile, 1 mile

River

Sunday 14th

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim, Bournemouth

1.4 miles

Sea

Sunday 14th

Fugitive Open Water Swim, Marlow

1.5km, 3km

River

August

 

 

 

Sunday 4th

Thames Marathon, Henley on Thames to Marlow

14km

River

Sunday 18th

The Big Brutal Swim, Llanberis, North Wales

2.5k, 5k, 10k

Lake

Sunday 18th

Coniston Epic Lakes Swim, Coniston, Lake District

500m, 1600m, 3.8km

Lake

Thursday 22nd

Doggy Paddle & Big Dog Swims, Reading

1500m, 3.8km

Lake

Saturday 24th

Mass Start Series Event 3, Box End

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

Lake

Sunday 25th

Great Scottish Swim, Loch Lomond

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles

Lake

September

 

 

 

Sat 7th - Sun 8th

Scilly Swim Two Day Challenge, Scilly Isles

15k

Sea

Tuesday 10th

Scilly Swim Challenge, Scilly Isles

15k

Sea

Sat 14th - Sun 15th

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