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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
MAY26
OFFICIAL PARTNER
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
MAR31
OFFICIAL PARTNER
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
OFFICIAL PARTNER
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
DEC28
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Rock2Ramp Ocean SwimAnglesea, Victoria, AU

Welcome to the 2018 Burson Rock2Ramp Ocean Swim at Point Roadknight beach, Anglesea. This is an awesome swimming event, with a carnival like atmosphere.

The Burson Rock2Ramp Ocean Swim consists of three events:
- 2.5km Swim
- 1.2km Swim

Banana Boat SwimKids Series:
- 100m Swim/Wade for 7 & 8 year olds
- 200m Swim for 9 & 10 year olds
- 300m Swim for 11 & 12 year olds.

ENJOY!

AUD $15 - AUD $55
2.5k • 1.2k • 300m (11 & 12 Year Olds) • 200m (9 & 10 Year Olds) • 100m (7 & 8 Year Olds)
Rock2Ramp Ocean Swim
JAN13
North Bondi – The RoughwaterSydney, New South Wales, AU

Another awesome Swimming event set on the iconic Bondi Beach - the North Bondi Roughwater is a flagship event in the swimming calendar.

Being one of the first of the year, its a perfect post new year activity for the whole family. Pick between the 1k or 2k swim while enjoying the carnival atmosphere.

AUD $40
2km • 1km
North Bondi – The Roughwater
FEB3
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Cole Classic SydneyManly, New South Wales, AU

The Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Experience Sydneys Northern Beaches with our iconic Cole Classic 1km, 2km, and 5km ocean swims celebrating 36 years.

Thousands of swimmers will gather in Manly to take part in one of Australia's largest ocean swims. This iconic event gives participants the opportunity to test their abilities over 1km, 2km, and 5km courses. The event aims to raise much-needed funds for more than 500 charities, including the Dee Why and Manly Surf Life Saving Clubs.

AUD $20 - AUD $85
1k • 2k • 5k
Cole Classic Sydney
MAR2
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Splash WollongongNorth Wollongong, New South Wales, AU

The Wollongong SPLASH is a program of events to experience ocean and harbour swims, swim-runs, beach runs and community events that the whole family, of any age, can participate in. This is a fun celebration of sand, surf, and beach fitness on the beautiful Illawarra coast.

The 2019 event has 3 Aquathon events: the Big Aqua, Mini Aqua, and the Kidz Aqua. The event also has 3 harbour swims with distances of 2km, 800m, and 400m. There really is something for every one!

Illawarra's picture perfect North Wollongong Beach and historic boat harbour, (an easy 80k south of Sydney) set the perfect landscape...

AUD $25 - AUD $60
Big Aqua • Mini Aqua • Kids Aqua • Basin 2 Beach • 800m Swim • 400m Swim
Splash Wollongong
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
JUL20
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Donner Lake TriathlonTruckee, California, US

The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.
Truckee is one of those places that if you dont already you want to live. Noted by the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the worlds top ski towns Truckee also offers those who love the mountains and outdoors with endless summer adventure opportunities.
Donner Lake is 2.7 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The water is clear and clean with a maximum depth of 328 feet. West End Beach operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District serves as the main venue. A sandy beach with majestic views of the surrounding Sierra await you.

$36 - $251
Half Ironman • Olympic • Sprint • Half Aquabike • Olympic Aquabike • Other
Donner Lake Triathlon
JUN23
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Monster TriathlonFort Augustus, Highland, GB

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

The event established itself as one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK, covering 1,000km between Loch Ness and London across 3 disciplines.

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 the 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
JAN13
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Bilgola Ocean SwimBilgola Beach, New South Wales, AU

Welcome to the Bilgola Ocean swim! This beautiful swim to take place on Sydneys Northern Beaches

From the casual breast stroke swimmer, to the pacy front crawl warrior its a great day out and we know you will love it. Pick between two distances, and the more daring of swimmers why not try both?

You will also receive a Billy Swim Bag full of goodies - Enjoy!!!

AUD $35
1.5k • 0.5k • Both 500m & 1.5km Race
Bilgola Ocean 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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