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Marlow Swim

When is the eventSunday 24th August 2014 Where is the Event Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Marlow Swim Event Information

Open Water River Swim: 750m £33
Open Water River Swim: 1500m £35
Open Water River Swim: 3km £37


For the penultimate event the 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.

Open water swimming in the Thames is an amazing challenge whether you are an elite or a beginner and taking to the water from the grassy banks at Marlow is an unforgettable experience. You can choose from 750 metres, 1500 metres or the full 3 kilometres, all of which start and finish along the bank just upstream from the bridge in the centre of town. 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!

As with every event in the series, the Marlow 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 Marlow Swim is great for spectators, with virtually the whole course visible from the start/finish area and some great views from the bridge too. This is definitely an event where bringing a camera is a must for participants and spectators alike.

Changing areas, baggage store and toilets will all be available within the event village, as will our retail partners in case you forget your goggles, or worse, your swim suit!

PROVISIONAL START TIMES: 8:00am 750m, 8:10am 1500m Male, 8:20am 1500m Female, 8:35am 3km Male, 8:50am 3km Female

750m - Minimum Age 14 on Event Day
1500m - Minimum Age 16 on Event Day
3km - Minimum Age 18 on Event Day

WETSUITS: Wetsuits are optional for all swimmers.

1500m - All 1500m entrants must be able to complete the course in under 1 hour
3km - All 3km entrants must be able to complete the course in under 1 hour 30 mins

Event Information Pack and Maps
Marlow Course Map

Higginson Park, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2AE

The swim area is along the North West bank of the River Thames, from Higginson Park which is located next to Marlow Bridge in Marlow.

Venue and Car Parking
Venue parking is limited. There is limited free event parking available on Higginson Park, this parking area will be signposted from the entrance to the park. Alternative parking is available in the public car parks at Higginson Park Parkopedia Marlow and the surrounding area. We advise competitors to allow plenty of time to park and make the short walk to the event village. These are all pay and display car parks situated close to registration and swim start area. Another useful website is Car Parks in Marlow.

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.

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