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Take on the challenge of an Open Water swim!

Take on the challenge of an Open Water swim!

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So you’ve completed your training in the pool and you’re ready to take on an open water swim. Well the good news is there’s so many to choose from - new open water swims and triathlons are cropping up every year.

If you're dipping your toes in the world of open water swimming for the first time, your best bet is to contact your nearest triathlon or swimming club who can point you in the direction of group activities.

If it's a mass participation event you're interested in, Swimfit partners British Gas and Speedo both run their own Open Water series which are very-well organised and an excellent place to start your open water adventure.

It's not too late to apply to compete in some of them, so here's a brief outline of what to expect at each one!


Name: Speedo Open Water Swim Series Eton

Date: 26 May 2014

Location: Dorney Lake, Eton


Name: Speedo Open Water Swim Series Windsor

Date: 1 June 2014

Location: River Thames, Windsor


Great North Swim 2013 Name: Great North Swim

Date: 13-15 June 2014

Location: Lake Windemere, Cumbria


Great East Swim 2013  Name: Great East Swim

  Date: 21 June 2014

  Location: Alton Water reservoir, Ipswich
 


Henley Swim  Name: Henley Classic

  Date: 29 June 2014

  Location: Henley-on-Thames
 


Henley Swim  Name: Henley Mile

  Date: 13 Jul 2014

  Location: Henley-on-Thames
 


Great Manchester Swim 2013  Name: Great Manchester Swim

  Date: 19 July 2014

  Location: Salford Quays, Manchester
 


  Name: Speedo Open Water Swim Series Hampton Court

  Date: 2014 TBC

  Location: River Thames, Hampton Court
 

  • 2.25 mile course starting in front of Hampton Court Palace and finishing at the beautiful market town of Kingston-upon-Thames - the UK's largest open water river swim.
  • More information and entry details here.

Henley Swim  Name: Bridge to bridge

  Date: 10 August 2014

  Location: Henley-on-Thames
 

  • A 14km downstream river swim. This event is aimed at serious open water swimmers who would like to include a long distance challenge in their summer open water swimming season.
  • More information and entry details here.

Name: Speedo Open Water Swim Series Marlow

Date: 24 August 2014

Location: River Thames, Marlow


Great London Swim 2013  Name: Great London Swim

  Date: 2014 TBC

  Location: TBC
 


Henley Swim  Name: The Queenford Lake Events

  Date: 2014 TBC

  Location: Queenford Lake Watersports Centre, South Oxfordshire
 


  Name: Speedo Open Water Swim Series Poole

  Date: 2014 TBC

  Location: Poole, Dorset
 


Great Scottish Swim 2013 Name: Great Scottish Swim

Date: 23 August 2014

Location: Lock Lomand, Scotland


Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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