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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.

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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Open Water Swim Seminar 1 - Date TBC in 2015
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 - Date TBC in 2015
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 - Date TBC in 2015
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 - Date TBC in 2015
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 - Date TBC in 2015
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 fourth 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 - Date TBC in 2015
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 - Date TBC in 2015
Marlow Swim

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

The 2015 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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Marlow Swim race report
Marlow Swim race report

More than 400 swimmers took to the Thames this weekend for the Marlow Swim competing over distances of 750m, 1500m and 3kms. Many of the swimmers were raising funds for the official event charity Sue Ryder whilst others were out to enjoy the challenge on this bank holiday weekend.

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Hampton Court Swim 2014 - Event Report
Hampton Court Swim 2014 - Event Report

In the sport of open water swimming, it must be said that the Hampton Court Swim is an event of quite some history and prestige. Not only does the scenic course meander past the regal Hampton Court Palace – scene of many a great show of its own – but also this was the fifth anniversary year. With...

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A perfect day for a dip!
A perfect day for a dip!

The Human Race WomenOnly Swim Hundreds of women took advantage of the warm conditions currently being experienced in the UK by heading to Eton Dorney Rowing Lake on Sunday to compete in the Human Race WomenOnly Swim.

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Top tips for Triathlonguard Windsor Triathlon swim from Richard Stannard
Top tips for Triathlonguard Windsor Triathlon swim from Richard Stannard

Two-time winner of the Triathlonguard Windsor Triathlon, Richard Stannard, gives his top tips and advice for the swim at Windsor. His step-by-step guide is vital reading for anyone taking part this year!

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Hundreds take to the Thames for Windsor Swim
Hundreds take to the Thames for Windsor Swim

Perfect conditions awaited more than 500 swimmers, who took the plunge to challenge themselves in the water of the River Thames today. Historic Windsor provided a beautiful venue for the annual Windsor Swim which also attracted plenty of spectators who lined the river banks to cheer on their...

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