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Human Race Open Water Swimming Events

   

Welcome to Human Race Open Water Swimming

Human Race organise a leading series of six open water swim events with options catering for swimmers of all abilities; distances range from 750m to 10km. So whether you’re a first time swimmer, a pool swimmer, a triathlete looking for some swim training or an experienced open water swimmer there’s something for you.

The series visits stunning locations including Hampton Court, Windsor and Poole. The Hampton Court 2.25 mile downstream swim from Hampton Court Bridge to Kingston Bridge at the Hampton Court Swim has become a ‘must do’ for anyone interested in open water swimming.

On this page you will find information about all of the open water swimming events, the latest open water swimming event news and information about our various ambassadors. For tailored information on how to prepare for your open water swim event visit our Preparation section and select your ability.

Open Water Swim Seminar 1 - 17th May 2014
Open Water Swim Seminar 1

Open Water Swimming Training

Human Race will be hosting an open water swim training day at Dorney Lake with 1½ hr sessions (45 minutes theoretical and 45 minutes swimming practical).

We will split you into groups according to your ability and the session will provide you with practical and theoretical advice by a number of triathlon experts, lead by the experienced swim coaches at RG Active.

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Open Water Swim Seminar 2 - 24th May 2014
Open Water Swim Seminar 2

Open Water Swimming Training

Human Race will be hosting an open water swim training day at Dorney Lake with 1½ hr sessions (45 minutes theoretical and 45 minutes swimming practical).

We will split you into groups according to your ability and the session will provide you with practical and theoretical advice by a number of triathlon experts, lead by the experienced swim coaches at RG Active.

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Financial Times Eton Swim - 26th May 2014
Eton Swim

DISTANCES
Open Water Lake Swim 750m
Open Water Lake Swim 1500m
Open Water Lake Swim 3km
Open Water Lake Swim 5km
Open Water Lake Swim 10km

Open water swimming in a venue like Dorney Lake is an amazing challenge whether you are an elite or a beginner with the event featuring five distances, up to the iconic 10k ‘swimmers marathon’. Dorney Lake, with its clear water, accurate marker points and clear lines of sight provides a great place to take on your first open water swim or go for a great time in one of the longer disciplines.

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Windsor Swim - 1st June 2014
Windsor Swim

DISTANCES
Open Water River Swim 750m
Open Water River Swim 1500m
Open Water River Swim 3km

The second event in the 2014 Open Water Swim Series. Open water swimming in the Thames is an amazing challenge whether you are an elite or a beginner and taking to the water at the historic location of Windsor is a truly unforgettable experience. Following a similar route to the swim leg of the legendary Windsor Triathlon, you’ll be swimming against an iconic backdrop in a stunning location.

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WomenOnly Swim - 6th July 2014
WomenOnly Swim

DISTANCES
Open Water Lake Swim 750m
Open Water Lake Swim 1500m
Open Water Lake Swim 3km

Dorney Lake, the stunning rowing venue for the 2012 Olympics, plays host to the third annual WomenOnly Open Water Swim. Following on from the success of the WomenOnly Triathlon, the Macmillan Cycletta Series and the WomenOnly Run, the WomenOnly Swim gives ladies the perfect opportunity to get involved in open water swimming.

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Hampton Court Swim - 20th July 2014
Hampton Court Swim

DISTANCE
Open Water River Swim 2.25 miles (3,650m)

Hampton Court - the original and still the most popular! The Open Water Swim Series is proud to return to this iconic location for 2.25 miles of river swimming at its best. Open water swimming in the Thames is an amazing challenge whether you are elite or a beginner and taking on the two and a bit miles from Hampton Court Bridge downstream to Kingston Bridge is definitely a must for any open water swimmer.

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Marlow Swim - 24th August 2014
Marlow Swim

DISTANCES
Open Water River Swim 750m
Open Water River Swim 1500m
Open Water River Swim 3km

The 2014 Open Water Swim Series descends on Marlow, and the River Thames, for one of the most picturesque events on the UK’s open water swimming calendar. If the start area looks familiar, that might be because you saw it on the television during the epic Thames Swim by comedian David Walliams. He got out of the water at exactly the same spot, surrounded by hundreds of cheering supporters of course!

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Poole Swim - 27th September 2014
Poole Swim

DISTANCES
Open Water Sea Swim 750m
Open Water Sea Swim 1500m
Open Water Sea Swim 3km

Sandbanks in Poole, the fourth most expensive place to live on the planet and home to the final event in the Open Water Swim Series for one day! With a swim course that tracks the coast down the Sandbanks peninsula and back, this really is sea swimming at its best.

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Financial Times London Cycle Sportive
2014 Macmillan Cycletta Series
2014 Wiggle Etape Cymru
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
Wiggle Tri Relays 2014
Cyclist
2014 BananaMan Triathlon
SuperTri Children's, Youth & Junior Open Water Triathlon and Scootathlon
Micro Scooter
Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Tri 2014
Human Race Wetsuit Shop
The ever popular Garmin Eton SuperSprint triathlons are back!

Open Water Swimming News

Human Race share their expertise with Elle Magazine
Human Race share their expertise with Elle Magazine

Human Race’s experts have been coaching Elle Magazine writers to achieve their fitness goals.

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Have you set yourself a big challenge for 2014? Get in touch and tell us all about it
Have you set yourself a big challenge for 2014? Get in touch and tell us all about it

If you've set yourself a big Human Race goal this year, we want to hear about it!

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What will your 2014 Challenge be?
What will your 2014 Challenge be?

December – the time of year when most of us mere mortals with a severe lack of willpower eat and drink far too much....

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Banish the cold with thoughts of summer
Banish the cold with thoughts of summer

As the weather in the UK gets colder, wetter and windier, there is nothing better than planning your summer holiday. Human Race are here to provide a bit of inspiration, with ideas from activity holidays in Switzerland to Stephen Roche's 2014 warm weather training camps.

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Get the best out of your training
Get the best out of your training

Here at Human Race we want every one of our participants to be the best they can be and to support your event journey from enquiry through to completion and beyond. During this period it’s important that no matter what your goal we help to provide relevant training advice.

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