Distances in this event
- Swim 10km
- Swim 5km
- Swim 2mi
- Swim 1mi
- Swim 0.5mi
- Swim 0.25km
- Finisher’s medal
- Finisher’s t-shirt
- Race packs are posted
From the organizerOrganizer's website
"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!"
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Questions & answers
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- 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!
- 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!
- 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!