Swimming events in Bristol May 2018

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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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Three fantastic open water races on Sunday, 20th May 2018 at West Reservoir, Hackney, N4 5HA. We're delighted to be teaming up with Fix, who will be at every race with their skilled team - physically fixing you!

The Fix Splash #1

London, GB
3 races
£15£25

This first race sets the scene for a competitive and fun series, hosted within the beautiful grounds and surrounding area of stunning South Galway. Whats more, the race coincides with a Bank Holiday in the UK and it is also the first weekend of the UK school half term, making it an ideal break for sporty families.

All of the races at Lough Cutra Castle kick-off by launching into an open-water swim in the lake, transitioning into a bike route which circumnavigates Lough Cutra itself. The half iron gauntlet cycle takes in the beautiful Burren national park.

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

Gort, County Galway, IE
1 race
£41

The Small Fry & Big Fish Swims return for a 7th year to the lovely Tri2O Swim Centre on the outskirts of Reading. The water in this beautiful lake is typically around the 17-degree mark by this time of year, and this swim isn't wetsuit compulsory.

Small Fry & Big Fish Swims

Reading, GB
2 races
£15

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