Roadford Lake Swims

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Join Sportiva this September for an open-water lake swim in South-West England. This will be an exclusive swim as Roadford Lake is not usually open to the public for swimming. Make a weekend of this event by camping by the lakeside.
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Where and when
Roadford Lake, Roadford Lake, United Kingdom
Start times
Sun, 11 Sept 2022
5k Swim:
10:00am |
2.5k Swim:
10:10am |
1.5k Swim:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Roadford Lake Swims
1.5k Swim
2.5k Swim
5k Swim
Route information
This is an exclusive swimming venue as you will be swimming in the open-water lake that is not usually open for swimming.
What's included
  • Quality event t-shirt (choice of cotton or tech)
  • Finishers medal
  • Podium medals for top finishers
  • Free silicone swim hats
  • Chip-timed results
  • Toilets
  • Public liability insurance
  • Water Safety Team
How to get there
Roadford Lake, Roadford Lake, United Kingdom
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There is plenty of parking available at the Cafe.
By Public Transport
Unfortunately, Roadford Lake is not very accessible by public transport. Okehampton is the closest station to the start, situated 14 miles away.
Event day logistics
06:00 Registration opens
10:00 5k swim starts
10:10 2.5k swim starts
10:20 1.5k swim starts
Age Restrictions
There are various age requirements for this event. These are as follows:
  • 5k swim - 15 and over
  • 2.5k swim - 14 and over
  • 1.5k swim - 13 and over
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Sportiva Events
Organisers of triathlons, duathlons, bike & running events & open water swims in Devon & the South West. We focus on creating events to suit a wide range of ages and abilities from complete novices to elite. Our events include the Torbay Triathlons, the Dartmouth Triathlon, the Dartington Duathlon & Devon Dirt.
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What to bring
A swimming costume or wetsuit is required for the swim.
You will also need some warm clothing to change into after the swim.
Most competitors also use goggles.
Are the Roadford Lake Swims suitable for beginners?
Yes they are. It is recommended by Sportiva to start out with the shorter distance and make sure to practice some open water swimming in advance to the event.
What is the minimum age for the 2.5k Roadford Lake swim?
Entrants for the 2.5k swim must be aged 14 and over.
Will there be parking at the Roadford Lake Swim?
Yes, there will be parking available at the cafe at the lake.
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