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Human Race Open Water Swimming Events

   

Welcome to Human Race Open Water Swimming

Human Race organise 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.

Diamond Tri and Swims - 6th September 2015
Diamond Tri

DISTANCES
Swims 1000m, 2km, 3km or 4km
Taster Triathlon (Children's Wave) 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
Taster Triathlon (Adult Wave) 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
Novice Triathlon 400m Swim, 10.6km Bike, 2.5km Run (Mates Wave available)
Sprint Triathlon 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run (Mates Wave available)
Olympic Triathlon 1500m Swim, 42.4km Bike, 10km Run
LittleLife Scootathlon @ Diamond Tri 390m Scoot, 390m Bike, 250m Run

To commemorate the 2012 Olympics and Diamond Jubilee, Human Race and British Olympic legend Daley Thompson launched a brand new multisport event at Dorney Lake, Eton. Now in its fourth year and with multiple distances on offer, there really is something for everyone!

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Open Water Swim Seminar 1 - Date TBC in 2016
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 2016
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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Eton Swim - Date TBC in 2016
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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Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge - Date TBC in 2016
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge

DISTANCES
Novice Triathlon 200m Swim, 5.3km Bike, 2.5km Run
SuperSprint Triathlon 400m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Elite Sprint Triathlon 750m Swim, 21.2km Bike, 5km Run
Challenge Triathlon 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
Challenge Relay Triathlon 800m Swim, 31.8km Bike, 7.5km Run
Duathlon 5km Run, 21.2km Bike, 2.5km Run
Run 5km
Open Water Lake Swim 750m
Open Water Lake Swim 1500m
Open Water Lake Swim 3km
Open Water Lake Swim 5km

This one is for the girls! The Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge at Dorney Lake gives all the ladies the chance to try a new sport or to compete like for like and most of all for you to help raise money for a very worthy cause, Breast Cancer Care.

Swimming WomenOnly Duathlon Triathlon Running Learn More

Open Water Swimming Friends of Human Race

Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway is the first and only man in history to swim the length of Britain in 2013 from Land’s End... Read more

Open Water Swimming Sponsors

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Human Race Wetsuit Shop
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Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race

Open Water Swimming News

Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Long Swims
Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Long Swims

Endurance sports not only require you to follow a structured plan and carry out a certain volume of training but the key to success may also ultimately come from a carefully tailored nutrition plan. Hydration, Energy and Recovery are the 3 fundamental aspects.

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The top 25 photos from Windsor Triathlon 2015
The top 25 photos from Windsor Triathlon 2015

Windsor Triathlon was a fantastic occasion and the perfect way to celebrate our 25th year. To cap off the celebrations we have picked out 25 of our favourite photos from the day.

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Open water swimming joins sparkling Diamond Tri line-up
Open water swimming joins sparkling Diamond Tri line-up

Swimmers can now join the incredible atmosphere and multi-sport fun at Human Race Event’s Diamond Tri on Sunday 6 September. Four distances of open water swim have been added to the schedule, with the options of 1, 2, 3 or 4k waves available in the calm and clear man-made lake at Eton Dorney....

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Dorney Delight for Bank Holiday swimmers
Dorney Delight for Bank Holiday swimmers

With grey clouds casting a gloomy backdrop over Dorney Lake on this Bank Holiday Monday, you would expect optimism to be low, however the morning’s weather did not dampen spirits as people turned out in their masses to take part and spectate in what was to be a fantastic event and a great day out...

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Join a brand new ladies day of sport this summer
Join a brand new ladies day of sport this summer

The inspiring state-of-the-art surroundings of Dorney Lake will be the home of something new on Sunday 12th July - the Shock Absorber Women Only Challenge. This will for the first time combine a Swim, Triathlon, Duathlon and Run into a single day aiming to bring female athletes of all abilities...

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