Swim Long Eton Dorney September

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Feel just like an olympian as you swim to glory at Dorney Lake, home of the London 2012 rowing and canoeing events. This is the perfect event for swimmers looking to challenge themselved with a new distances - and with 4 distances on offer, there's a new challenge for every swimmer.
Participants
2.5k Swim, 3.8k Swim, 5k Swim, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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Dorney, United Kingdom
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4.5
(65 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Lake End Rd & Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QL, UK
Start times
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
2.5k Swim:
2:00pm |
3.8k Swim:
2:00pm |
5k Swim:
1:30pm |
10k Swim:
12:30pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Swim Long Eton Dorney September
Route information
This lake swim with clear views ensures swimmers never go off track. The venue is private, meaning swimmers have the lake to themselves as they race around the course.
The 5k course takes swimmers around the edge of the lake once, with 10k swimmers completing 2 laps.
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What's included
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water safety
  • Hot showers and changing areas
  • Toilets
  • Event medics
  • Drinks and feed stations on course
  • Cake and coke at the finish
  • Bag drop
  • Free parking
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How to get there
Lake End Rd & Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QL, UK
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Parking
There will be free parking at the event site.
Event day logistics
11:30 Venue open to swimmers for registration
12:30 10k Swim starts
13:30 5k Swim starts
14:00 3.8k and 2.5k Swim start
Start Format
The 5k and 10k swims will be a quick-rolling start. They will ‘dib’ their timing chip at the end of the start pontoon.
The 2.5k and 3.8k will be a mass start from the swim entry area.
Cut-Off Times
  • 10k - 5hr 30mins
  • 5k - 2hr 30mins
  • 3.8k - 2hr 10mins
  • 2.5k - 1hr 30mins
Timing Chips
You will be issued with a timing chip before your swim starts. The chip will be 'dibber' style where swimmers will 'dib' in the water on entry and 'dib' out when they exit the water.
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Votwo Events & Adventure Ltd organise sporting events including Triathlons, Duathlons, Trail Running Challenges, Running Races, Open Water Swims, Adventure Runs, and Aquathlons. Votwo Ltd coach athletes to achieve their goals and operate the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone - a specialist sports science lab dedicated to improving the performance of motor racing drivers and endurance athletes.
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Kit List
Wetsuits are optional but encouraged.
FAQ's
Will there be somewhere I can park at the Swim Long Eton Dorney?
Yes, there will be free parking on-site.
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Are there cut-off times for the Swim Long Eton Dorney?
Yes, there are cut-off times for each race, which are as follows: 10k - 5hr 30mins, 5k - 2hr 30mins, 3.8k - 2hr 10mins, 2.5k - 1hr 30mins.
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Will there be toilets at the Swim Long Eton Dorney?
Yes there will be toilet facilities at the event.
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Reviews
4.5
65 reviews
martin
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5.0
Did the 5k Swim in 2022
Well organised event as always by Votwo . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
kay
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5.0
Did the 2.5k Swim in 2022
2.5km swim. Great experience.! The course was well laid out and simple to follow. The organisers were clear and helpful and the atmosphere was electric!
louise
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4.7
Did the 10k Swim in 2022
I didn’t have a great day in the water (course is mentally tough imho) but organisation was great. I think DBMax timings struggled with people (like me) who bailed out of the 10k at 5k but I’m don’t personally get upset over those details
lynsey
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2.3
Did the 5k Swim in 2022
Disappointed that I emailed a question many weeks in advance to ask if tow floats were compulsory - never got a response.When we arrived on the day there were car park marshalls present but 10 minutes later they had all disappeared and a number of other participants were asking us questions about if it was the correct car park, where race registration was located etc.Race registration staff were not particularly helpful. My boyfriend and I checked-in simultaneously at different desks but the desk my boyfriend checked-in at did not inform him that the race briefing was 10 minutes before the event or the location, or any event information that would have been helpful.We had both registered online before arriving to pre-order and collect nutrition. When I asked about this at the registration desk they knew nothing about it and directed me over to a separate stand. When I visited the stand the gent took me to an empty table and told me that the nutrition had been set up there but had all run out! Although he did locate 2 unopened boxes but it would have been helpful to have had this allocated to people who had registered in advance, otherwise the advanced registration seems pointless.The event briefing took place in the triathlon transition area which was fine apart from standing around in bare feet on rubbish and spilt gels that had been left there. The briefing itself was satisfactory although a lot of detail about the course and the feed station was hard to hear and not particularly clear from the start area where details were pointed out from.The swim course felt a little tricky to navigate with so many buoys of various sizes set out in the water, particularly the M shape. This was more the case for myself who was a slower swimmer as I did not have a large pack or group of swimmers to follow.Again, with me being a slower swimmer (I was 12th from the end), it was disappointing to get out of the water and most of the event area had been packed away. I felt extremely dizzy and disorientated when I exited the water, and I do not like Coke and was surprised and disappointed that water was not available at the end station, this was located completely separately outside and there were no cups available! The containers that the water was housed in was not even labelled up so it was unclear that this was suitable for drinking water.But, with all this said, we are both feeling extremely disappointed and frustrated that we had to pay an additional £3 for a finisher's medal! We both take part in a large number and range of events around the country every year, and this is the first time ever that when paying for an event a finishers medal was not included as part of the entry fee. I do not feel that £38 as an entry fee for a long swim event was cheap and would have expected this to have been included, or perhaps to avoid disappointment it would have been better to increase the entry price to incorporate a medal. We paid to purchase a medal because I have taken part in 3 long distance swims this year as a personal challenge and wanted a medal to mark the occasion, but even these feel disappointing as they do not have a date, the name of the swim event or distance included on them merely the words "Swim Long".I will say, the showers at the end were lovely and hot!
sarah
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5.0
Did the 3.8k Swim in 2022
Well organised event in a fantastic venue. The lake is perfect for a swim event and the water is nice and clear. Use of the shower and changing facilities afterwards is a bonus
claire
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2.3
Did the 10k Swim in 2022
The parking was hard to find and nothing was properly signposted. It was unclear where to go and register. There were no maps to see where the relevant areas were. The explanation of the course wasn't great and the person doing to explaining often turned the loudhailer away from the audience and onto the course which meant we couldn't hear. The top of the course was poorly mapped and the safety people were not around to indicate the right way. The first lap of the 10km I must have swam an extra 200 metres following the buoys. the second time the safety boat directed me the right way. There was mention of showers and changing areas but these were not to be seen.
stephen
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4.7
Did the 5k Swim in 2022
I enjoyed it but it was quite hard, not having swam 5k before. Easy course to navigate as you only have to stay close to the edge making sighting easier.
samantha
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3.7
Did the 5k Swim in 2022
1. Water instead of coke would be better or, as an option to the coke as anafter activity drink. 2. Would have been good to have had staff/volunteers to remind people who have just spent hours in a cold lake that there are warm showers available and where they are. 3. More hot drink stands. It was freezing coming out from the swim and a massive queue at the one place that sold hot drinks. Left the venue feeling cold and grumpy. NOT a good experience.
kate
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3.0
Did the 5k Swim in 2022
The swim itself was OK. I wouldn't do the event again as felt it was overpriced-medals were at additional cost! Post race nutrition awful, half a cup of coke and a tiny slither of cake, no bananas, no nutrition samples as described in event info. Poor value for money. Came away from event not really feeling the endorphins I ought have.
alison
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4.0
Did the 10k Swim in 2022
I did the 10km on Sunday. The event was well organised and the course is easy to follow, but it really is a long hard slog! I would recommend that EVERYONE is advised to leave a drink at the start pontoons for the end of the first lap as well as pick up a drink at the feed station.
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Recent Questions
Ian Foy
9/17/2021
for the 10k Dorney swim, where are the feed station(s) and what's at them ?
Ben Mason
9/17/2021
Hi. Yes. Take a look athttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1o2F4BM470WYcwa2p3nGflkIX6sV1iF56UU4zKnHYJmo/edit
Ian Foy
9/18/2021
Thanks, got it via email today
Ian Foy
9/17/2021
for the 10k Dorney swim, where are the feed station(s) and what's at them ?
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