National Masters open water events on horizon

Lining up for the start of an open water race. Used for national masters open water events 2016.

With the dust settled on last month’s European Masters Championships, attention switches to the upcoming national Masters open water events in England, Wales and Scotland.

The Welsh National Open Water Championships are the first of the three events, taking place at Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar on 2 July 2016.

The Championships will include an elite age group race of 5,000m for 17&Overs as well as an open 1,500m event for 15&Overs.

Entries close at 3pm on Friday 10 June.

  • Click here for full entry and meet information on the Swim Wales website.

The ASA National Masters Championships takes place at Rother Valley Country Park near Sheffield on 23 July.

There are 1,500m and 3,000m races for Masters swimmers, as well as a 1,500m challenge for newcomers to open water swimming.

Why not try both the non-wetsuit 1.5k and then the 1,500m challenge in a wetsuit and compare your times?

Entries close on 1 July 2016.

  • Click here for full entry and meet information on the ASA National Open Water Festival website.

Finally, the Loch Venachar Open Water Challenge offers Masters swimmers a taste of the open water in Scotland, taking place on Sunday 14 August.

The Venachar challenge is open to anyone aged 13 years and over and features courses of ½ mile and 1 mile.

Wetsuits are compulsory and available to hire at the venue while the closing date for entries is 16 July 2016.

  • Click here for full entry and meet information on Scottish Swimming’s event page.

Are you planning to compete?

Are you planning to compete in all three national Masters open water events?

We’d love to hear how you get on – click here to contact the ASA’s Masters Officer Sharon Lock and let her know.


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