SwimYourSwim are pleased to announce that we will be bringing you a brand new festival of open water endurance events in 2019.
We are thrilled to be continuing with the fantastic 12-hour and 24-hour swim events that Paul Fowler from ‘100% Swimming’ created – the new SYS MARATHON SWIM FESTIVAL will include a 12 mile – 12 hour swim, a 24 mile – 24 hour swim PLUS an exciting MARATHON SWIM – yes, 26.2 miles of swimming!!!
Our initial festival event THE QUALIFIER will provide individuals, in both wetsuit and non-wetsuit, with the opportunity to take part in a day of open water swimming and takes place on Sunday 5th May at Thrybergh Reservoir in Rotherham.
There will be three events to choose from:
- 6 Hour swim (potential EC Qualifying swim*)
- 2 Hour swim (potential EC Qualifying swim for Relays *)
- 2 Hour night swim
To complete any of these endurance events you must swim continuously using the same stroke for the whole period. The event will have feed stations allowing for deep water feeds.
These challenges are only available to individuals not team-swims, however, the popularity of the event will mean that there will be numerous swimmers in the water at the same time.
Whether swimming wetsuit or non-wetsuit please do not underestimate the magnitude of these challenges. You must be very competent and experienced in open water swimming, cold water management and endurance events.
*please note an EC qualification swim is only valid for non-wetsuit swims within temperatures dictated bt the CSA and CSPF
This is a fantastic endurance open water swimming challenge. To complete this 12 hour marathon open water swimming event you will need to swim one mile on the hour every hour for twelve hours. This challenge can be undertaken as an individual or as a pair (alternating every hour).
The first mile of our epic challenge will commence at 20:00 on Saturday 25th May 2019 and the final mile must be completed by 08:00 on Sunday 26th May 2019.
This is a unique marathon open water swimming challenge. To complete this 24 hour marathon open water swimming event you will need to swim one mile on the hour every hour for twenty four hours. This challenge can be undertaken as an Solo, as a Pair (alternating swimmers every hour) or as a team of THREE people (rotating swimmers every hour).
The first mile of our epic challenge will commence at 19:00 on Thursday 20 June 2019 at DCLT’S Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster, and the final mile must be completed by 18:00 on Friday 21 June 2019.
Want to go one step further?
Our MARATHON SWIM – 26.2 miles – is a specialist event never seen before in UK inland waters and is the ULTIMATE endurance swim. In swimming terms, this is actually OVER four ‘marathon swims’, and so is definitely NOT for the feint hearted.
Swimmers doing this event will mirror the swims of our 24 hour swim, then add a further two hours of swimming, doing 1.1 miles in each extra hour!
Pricing and event registration will be released soon. You can send an expression of interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting an application pack