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Hampton Court Swim

When is the eventSunday 20th July 2014 Where is the Event Hampton Court, Surrey

Hampton Court Swim Event Information

Open Water River Swim: 2.25 miles (3,650m) £37


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.

We have introduced a brand new chip timing system to reduce the registration time at the start and once again the swim will be divided into waves based on estimated time so all participants can swim at their own pace and enjoy the wonderful experience of open water swimming in the River Thames.

There are large marker buoys approximately every 800m along the river and we have smaller buoys to ensure you stay on course. We will have a map on the day and the marker distance buoys have a measurement on them.

As with every event in the series, the Hampton Court Swim provides unparalleled levels of water safety with the experienced and knowledgeable Human Race Water Safety Crew looking after you at every stroke.

Post swim hygiene stations will be in place where participants can soak their wetsuit in sterilizing Milton Dip as well as gel pump dispensers as an added health measure.

· Gloves and booties can be used
· The Swims will not be cancelled if the temperature falls below 11 degrees
· Wetsuits are optional

All swimmers will receive an event swim cap and an exclusive Swim Series medal – so you’ll be able to collect the full set through the series! Event-specific t-shirts are also available for purchase via the event entry page and there will be lots of goodies on the day from our event partners.

The Hampton Court Swim is great for spectators, with the Thames Path following the bank of the river all the way down from start to finish, with some great opportunities for supporting your loved ones and photographing some of the great sights on both banks. This is definitely an event where bringing a camera is a must!

Changing areas, baggage store and toilets will all be available within the event village, and an event village with retailers, charity welcome areas and retailing from our event partners will be located at the finish next to Kingston Bridge.

PROVISIONAL WAVE START TIMES: 8:30am with waves going off until 10:00am

2.25 miles - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day

WETSUITS: Wetsuits are optional for all swimmers.

All entrants must be able to complete the course in under 4 hours

Event Information Pack and Maps
Hampton Court Course Map

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

This event was the inspiration for the Open Water Swim Series and again will see thousands of swimmers taking to the water at Hampton Court Palace and making their way down to the finish just up stream of the Kingston Bridge and next to the beautiful market town of Kingston Upon Thames.

Hampton Court train station is situated beside the venue.

For public transport information:

QParkCar parking in Kingston: QPark at Eden Walk (Postcode KT1 1BL)

Ideal for spectators: get your family and friends to support you along the way by taking the tow path along this picturesque stretch of river.

Parr Boat HireFerry service: Parr Boat Hire are running a special ferry service throughout the event, so park up in Kingston and catch the ferry to the start. It also provides a great vantage point for spectators.

Wetsuit Hire

WETSUIT HIREblueseventy wetsuits

blueseventyblueseventy are the Official Wetsuit partner for all Human Race swims and triathlons this year. blueseventy wetsuits are available in a range of sizes to either hire or purchase from the Human Race Shop.

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Charity and Fundraising

Sue RyderSue Ryder are the official charity of the Human Race Swim Series. Sue Ryder are there for people and their loved ones, whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life. In Berkshire alone, there are 200,000 people living with an incurable illness right now. We need your help to continue offering support in our hospices, neurological care centres and in the community. Tick the fundraising box when entering your swim to join Sue Ryder’s Team Incredible or set up a fundraising page through JustGiving.

Just GivingIf you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.

Make your Hampton Court Swim JustGiving page

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