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JUL21
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Owler TriathlonRomney Marsh, GB

Returning to probably the fastest middle distance triathlon in the South East in 2019. New parking area for competitors and spectators plus a new run route.

Owler Tris offer middle distance plus standard triathlons, aquabikes and OWS.

The triathlons will start in Lydd Lake with a two lapped swim, before competitors ride a flat lapped bike route on scenic country roads through Lydd, Brooklands and Camber, before returning to transition at Lydd lake.

The 21K run section is flat four laps out and back route along paths around lake and surrounding paths. The standard run also follows the same route. You then head to cross the finish line in style.

Also on offer the Owler Aquabike both at half, standard and sprint distance.

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£20 - £150
Half Ironman • Olympic • Sprint • Half Aquabike • Standard Aquabike • Owler Aquabike Sprint • Open Water Swim 1.9km • Open Water Swim 1.5km
Owler Triathlon
MAY26
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Marlow Classic River SwimMarlow, GB

This is the original Marlow River Swim which is now in its 9th year.

There are 2 distances to choose from this year that will cater for both beginners and experienced swimmers.

River Swim - Consisting of a single lap out and back swim in the River Thames for all the distances with clear markings on the buoys on when to turn. The River has a very calm and steady flow, which makes it the perfect event for anyone looking to take part in their first swim.

£20 - £25
3km • 1.5km
Marlow Classic River Swim
JUL5
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The Wales SwimTenby, GB

Amazing location, blue flag beaches, and an atmosphere that really is electric, you won't want to miss it. Be part of Wales' most scenic swim. Many athletes across the UK - as well as from overseas - include the swim as a great get-away race in the season. With amazing scenery, blue flag beaches, and an atmosphere that really is electric, you won't want to miss it.

£50
2.4 miles • 1.2 miles
The Wales Swim
MAR31
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Bicester TriathlonBicester, GB

This is a family, pool-based triathlon with a rural bike around surrounding villages and a traffic-free run. A great intro for novices or a chance for more experienced athletes to lay down a marker!

This particularly spectator-friendly triathlon has the swim section at Bicester and Ploughley Leisure Centre with ample spectator viewing and the run section completely enclosed in Bicester Community College sports ground. The 20km bike route leaves transition at the sports field for a 2 lap circuit of Bicester and surrounding villages including Bucknell and Middleton Stoney.

£18 - £45
Sprint • Other • Aquabike - Sprint
Bicester Triathlon
JUL5
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Taff KidsTenby, GB

The opening event for Long Course Weekend sees kids take part in their very own amazing event. Tackling a surf run and then a run across the beach to the huge crowds at the finishline!

Taff Kids is fantastic fun for any of the kids taking part with a final run distance set for different age groups. Did we mention it amazing fun and you get an awesome free T-Shirt?!

£10
Aquathlon (6-11 year)
Taff Kids
JUL14
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Fugitive Open Water Swim – MarlowMarlow, GB

This is a NEW Marlow Fugitive Open Water Swim! There are 2 distances to choose from this year that will cater for both beginners and experienced swimmers.

River Swim - Consisting of a single lap out and back swim in the River Thames for all the distances with clear markings on the buoys on when to turn. The River has a very calm and steady flow, which makes it the perfect event for anyone looking to take part in their first swim. So get your wetsuit on and get involved!

£25 - £30
3km Swim • 1.5km Swim
Fugitive Open Water Swim – Marlow
AUG3
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The Swim To The Edge Series – Solva SwimPembroke Dock, GB

The Swim to the Edge is part of the Solva Edge Festival weekend when the idyllic harbour village, which lies in the middle of the Pembrokeshire coast national park has a celebration of sport, music and arts. The swim itself is one of the most scenic and challenging open water swims in the UK and with two distances available we have something for everyone

£30 - £40
The Green Monster • The Black Run
The Swim To The Edge Series – Solva Swim
JUN23
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Monster TriathlonFort Augustus, Highland, GB

Spanning 7 days the Monster Triathlon is the UKs ultimate multi-sport challenge.

It starts with a 5km swim in Loch Ness, before 5 stunning days on the bike and finishes with an ultra-marathon along the Thames. For those unable to tackle the beast in one go we are offering Swim, Cycle and Run only packages this year. Youll pass lakes, climb mountains, ride past fields, fly through villages, cross rivers and conquer hills. As well as being an epic challenge The Monster Triathlon also highlights the beauty and diversity of the UK. There are 7 days of meticulously planned routes, with full support teams in attendance at every start, finish, on route and at hotels.

If youre not ready to attempt the whole Monster Triathlon this year then why not take on one of our discipline specific challenges ?

You can enter the full Monster Triathlon, or just one of the three individual legs. To enter the Monster Triathlon or the Cycle leg, initially you only need to pay a 60 deposit. You can pay the balance later on.

£50 - £1,499
Other • Swim Leg Only • Cycle Leg Only • Ultramarathon
Monster Triathlon
AUG31
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The Swim To The Edge Series – The Abereiddy SwimHaverfordwest, GB

This really is a monster of an open water swim. It will see you head off from Abereiddy Beach, and follow the Southern cliffs of the Pembrokeshire Coast Paths as you head out into the Bay.

After about a mile you will reach the secluded bay of Aber Pwll and from her you will turn around and head back towards The Beach for an Aussie Exit before heading back into the water and swimming along the North Coast line before doing a U turn and heading into the now world famous Blue Lagoon where you will finish.

£30 - £40
The Blue Monster • The Blue Lagoon
The Swim To The Edge Series – The Abereiddy Swim

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What you need to know about swimming

Swimming races and open water swimming events generally tend to be between 1—10km in length, however, more challenging swims can be up to 80km long. Swims over 10km are classed as Marathon Swims, These events take place in lakes or in the sea, often with a great atmosphere and a festival vibe. If you’re just starting out, get some practice in a pool first, temperature and choppiness are factors to consider before diving in.

From a quick dip in Dorney lake to mastering the Windermere One Way, we’ve collected some of the best open water swimming races below. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to throw in some other disciplines, you can check out our pages on Swimrun & Triathlon too.

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