"Whether you're looking to try an open water swim for the first time, or you're searching for the ultimate challenge, the Great East Swim offers you a selection of distances to suit your ability.
The event takes place at Alton Water it offers a great day out for swimmers, families and spectators. With farmers' markets, plenty of musical entertainment and swim distances ranging from 250 metres* right up to a 10k, there really is something for everyone!"
How to enter the Great East Swim
- Swim 10km
- Swim 5km
- Swim 2mi
- Swim 1mi
- Swim 0.5mi
- Swim 0.25km
Great East Swim routes
The 10k course will consist of 6 laps of the Great Swim course. You will be constantly monitored by our safety team and have the opportunity to finish at the end of any lap should you need to on the day. Your time will stop when you go over the timing mat at the finish.
Questions & answers
- I'm 14 years old can I do the 2 mile with no adult with me?Hey there, just to let you know you must be over 16 yers old to enter the 1 mile, 2 mile and 5k swim. You can enter the 1/2 mile swim without being accompanied by an adult. All the best!
- Hi, is there an Elite wave?Hey there, just to let you know that there is no Elite wave, the waves are determined by what race you have entered. For example, those racing in the 10k will start at 8:05 am while the 2 mild swim starts at 10:00 am. Best of luck!
- Can we use tow bouys..Hello there, just to let you know you can tow bouys, if wetsuits are optional (water temperatures of 15°C or above) swimmers must use a tow float. Best of luck!
- Hi, Can you please confirm if all the events are full because it says tickets available but then 'this stream is closed' when you go to book. Thank you.Hello, just to let you know hat entires are still open for this race. You should be taken to through a working link now. All the best!
Great East Swim weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Meet the organizer
The Great Run Company are ranked #3 in the UK out of 551 organizers
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