Open Water Swimming
Endurance Festival – 3 superb events in 2019
SwimYourSwim are pleased to announce a brand new open water endurance festival which commences on Sunday 5th May 2019 at Thrybergh Country Park. The festival will provide individuals (wetsuit and non-wetsuit with the opportunity to take part in a day of open water swimming.
There will be three events to choose from;
- *6 Hour swim (EC Qualifying swim – subject to temperature)
- *2 Hour swim (EC Qualifying swim (Relay) – subject to temperature)
- 2 Hour night swim
*please note a qualification swim is only valid for non-wetsuit swims, completion of this event however is valid wetsuit and non-wetsuit.
To complete any of these endurance events you must swim continuously, there will be contingency for deep water feeds. This challenge is only available to individuals but with the popularity of the event please note there will be several 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. For more information and to register, please select the event you are interested in from the links below. You will be looked after by our highly qualified event support team, both in and out of the water.
The 12 hour swim is an opportunity for those swimmers training for long distance events to swim in a safe environment with qualified on water safety personel and experienced open water recovery teams. The swim will take place in May 2019 at DCLT’s Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
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 Friday 24th May 2019 and the final mile must be completed by 08:00 on Saturday 25th May 2019.
Please do not underestimate the magnitude of this challenge. You must be very competent and experienced in open water swimming, night swimming, cold water management and endurance events.
For more information and to register for this swim click on the link below.
26.2 – Marathon Endurance Event 20/21st June 2019
The 26.2 hour swim will take place at DCLT’S Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster. The format of the event requires each solo swimmer to swim 1 mile per hour every hour, starting on the hour for a period of 26 hours.
The first mile will be swum starting at 19:00 on Thursday 20 June and the last mile starting at 20:00 on Friday 21 June 2019.
This is an unmissable opportunity to take part in the first multiple marathon swim distance event in the UK hosted in crystal clear water in a purpose built open water venue.
This event is open to solo, pairs or team entries. Spaces are extremely limited and will only be open to experienced open water swimmers with a proven history of open water endurance events.