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Masters swimmers prepare for open water challenge in Peterborough

More than 200 swimmers will challenge for national titles at the Swim England Open Water National Masters Championships 2019 this weekend.

Nene Park, Peterborough, will host the annual event for the best open water masters swimmers in the country, with 207 competitors contesting races over 2km, 3km and 5km.

There will be nine swimmers taking the ultimate test, competing in all three events and swimming a total of 10km throughout the day.

Pip Bennett, Harry Crisp, Simon Emm, Warren Kaveney, Robert Muilburn, Nicholas Parkes, Hayley Davis, India Rogers and Elizabeth Tarode are all set to complete the arduous task.

Fun for all

Masters events are highlighted by a fun, friendly and competitive atmosphere, which will be fuelled by the many spectators expected at Nene Park.

Entry is free for all spectators, so swimmers are encouraged to bring along their family and friends.

Sharon Lock, National Masters and Open Water Officer for Swim England, said: “With promising conditions forecast for Sunday, we look forward to enjoying a high standard of competition at Nene Park.

“It is great to see swimmers of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of open water swimming.

“This is one of the highlights on the calendar for many masters swimmers and provides the perfect opportunity to sign off from the competitive open water season.”

On-site camping is still available to book, for just £14 per night.

Why not pitch your tent in the designated camp area, which is close to the main event area, and get a taste of the action as early as possible.

The campsite offers accessible toilets, showers and BBQ facilities. Click here to book your overnight stay.