Open Water River Swim: 750m £32
Open Water River Swim: 1500m £34
Open Water River Swim: 3km £36
ENTRY DEADLINE: 9PM MONDAY 19th AUGUST 2013 (OR EARLIER IF FULL)
On Sunday 25th August the 2013 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.
· 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 TIME: 8am
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.
CUT OFF TIMES:
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