Provisional Events Calendar 2013

Jan 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Events

There are over 135 events in the calendar and the page is regularly updated – please check back for new listings.

We have been publishing calendars for many years and the numbers of events continues to rise rapidly. We are grateful to race promoters, event organisers and collators who send us details for publication and share events of interest to the open water swimming community, including, but not limited to, British Swimming * (updated 26 Apr 2013), ASA, Open Water Source, Toby at, the team from and

* This list is designed to be of use for officials looking to gain experience at open water swimming events. The contact details given are for the person who co-ordinates the appointment of the officials. Organisers are asked to provide opportunities for trainee officials and officials are advised to approach the event contact directly, stating their training requirements if applicable.

The club meets at Shore Road in Poole (just east of Sandbanks) on Tuesdays 6.00 pm for a 6.15 pm swim. The first swim of the 2013 season for Club members was on 16 April. Naturally the decision to swim is subject to weather and sea conditions. Contact Gerry Griffin for further details. Sunday swims for Club members who are experienced open water swimmers recommence on 5 May 2013 (same time and place).

Please note initial taster sessions are only available on the first Tuesday of each month (commencing 7 May to September). If bad weather prevents this on the first Tuesday, it will be on the following Tuesday.

* means Club targeted

Sat 26-Jan-13Cold Water Swimming Championships 2013Tooting Bec LidovariousLido
Sat 02-Feb-13The Big Chill Swim - No neoprene allowedWindermerevariousLake
Tue 16-Apr-13EDOWSC Tues sessions beginShore Road, PooleVariousSea
26-Apr-13 to 27-Apr-132Swim4LifeGuildford Lido 24 hr swimvariousLido
Sat 04-May-13Mass Start Swim Series - 1Priory Country Park, Bedford750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5kmLake
Sun 05-May-13EDOWSC Sun sessions beginShore Road, PooleVariousSea
Sun 05-May-13Open Water Swim Series - SpringSandbanks, Poole500m, 1km, 1.5kmSea
Tue 07-May-13EDOWSC First Taster sessionShore Road, PooleVariousSea
Sun 12-May-13Open Water National Relays and SprintsThurrock4 x 200m, 4 x 400m, 4 x 800m, 200m, 400mLake
Sat 18-May-13MediaCityUK Swim Series - 1Salford Quays750m, 1.5km, 1.9kmDock
Sat 18-May-13Derwent Island Swim - SportiveKeswick1500mLake
Sun 19-May-13Speedo Three Lakes Swim - Race 1Sawbridgeworth, Herts2kmLake
25-May-13 to 5-Jun-13Best Fest 2013Colonia Sant Jordi, MallorcavariousSea
Sat 25-May-13ASA NW Region TasterSalford QuaysTBADock
Sun 26-May-13Battle of Broadside SwimSouthwold, Suffolk1 mileLake
Sun 26-May-13The Small Fry & Big Fish SwimsPingewood, Reading1.5km, 3.8kmLake
Wed 19-Jun-13Somerset ASA tasterVobster Quays, Mells750mLake
Mon 27-May-13Open Water Swim Series - EtonDorney Lake, Eton750m, 1.5km, 3km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sat 01-Jun-13Triology Open Water Iron ChallengeRichmond, N Yorks750m, 1.5km, 3.8kmLake
Sun 02-Jun-13Jubilee River Swim - Individual or Relay (4)Jubilee River, Maidenhead10kmRiver
Sun 02-Jun-13SwimFesT 2013 - Race 1Alexandra Lake, Thurrock750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sun 02-Jun-13Open Water Swim Series - WindsorWindsor750m, 1.5km, 3kmRiver
Sun 02-Jun-13The EPIC Lakes Swim Series - Race 1Coniston Water500m, 1600m, 3.8kmLake
Sun 02-Jun-13Bustinskin Big Cove Swim Series - Race 1Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth1.5 miles, 3 milesSea
Sun 02-Jun-13Skinny Dip for Marie CurieDorsetVariousTBA
Wed 05-Jun-13SOWS Race Series 1Ferris Meadow, Shepperton750m, 1.5kmLake
Sat 08-Jun-13Utterly Buttermere Swim SportiveButtermere, Cumbria1.5km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sat 08-Jun-13Blue Seventy Big Swim SheffieldRother Valley Country Park, Sheffield1 milelake
Sat 08-Jun-13Bala Charity SwimLlyn Tegid, Wales750m, 1.5kmLake
Sun 09-Jun-13V Cars Open Water Swim RacesHam Fields, Richmond750m, 1.3km, 2.6kmLake
Sun 09-Jun-13Royal Windsor River SwimWindsor750m, 1.5km, 3km, 3.8kmRiver
Sun 09-Jun-13River Arun SwimLittlehampton, W Sussex3.8kmRiver
Fri 14-Jun-13Great North SwimWindermere2 mile, 5kmLake
Sat 15-Jun-13Great North SwimWindermere1 mileLake
Sun 16-Jun-13Great North SwimWindermere1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 milesLake
Sun 16-Jun-13Sidmouth to Ladram Bay SwimSidmouth4kmSea
Sun 16-Jun-13The EPIC Lakes Swim Series - Race 2Derwent Water500m, 1600m, 3.8kmLake
Wed 19-Jun-13Dee Mile - downstreamChester1km, 2kmRiver (tidal)
Sat 22-Jun-13Scottish ASA East District Grand Prix ChampsKinghorn Loch Fife1km, 2km, 3kmLoch
Sat 22-Jun-13Great East SwimAlton Water Park1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5kmLake
Sat 22-Jun-13Swim Super Series - 1Bray Lake, Windsor1.5km, 3kmLake
Sun 23-Jun-13Bustinskin Big Cove Swim Series - Race 2Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth1.5 miles, 3 milesSea
Sun 23-Jun-13Seahorse Swim 2013Studland, Dorset3.8kmSea
Thu 27-Jun-13Longest Day SwimWeir Wood, East Grinstead1km, 2km, 4kmLake
Sat 29-Jun-13ASA SW Region 10km Championships
Preston Beach Weymouth10kmSea
Sat 29-Jun-13MediaCityUK Swim Series - 2Salford Quays1.5km, 3.8km, 5kmDock
Sun 30-Jun-13ASA SWR Champs & Age GroupsPreston Beach Weymouth750m, 1.5km, 2km, 3km, 5kmSea
Sun 30-Jun-13Henley ClassicHenley-on-Thames2.1kmRiver
Sun 30-Jun-13ASA NW Region Champs & Mass ParticpationSalford Quays1.5km (Jnr), 1.75km (Youth); 500m, 2kmDock
Wed 03-Jul-13SOWS Race Series 2Ferris Meadow, Shepperton750m, 1.5kmLake
Sat 6-Jul-13Scottish ASA Midland District Grand Prix ChampsLoch Earn3.75mLoch
Sat 06-Jul-13Boulter's to Bray SwimMaidenhead2.8kmRiver
Sat 06-Jul-13Big Cotswold Swim - 1Shorncote, Nr Cirencester1 mile, 2 milesLake
Sat 06-Jul-13Blue Seventy Big Swim NottinghamHolme Pierrepoint, Notts1.5km, 3km, 5kmLake
Sat 06-Jul-13Bristol Open Water Race Series - 1Bradley Stoke, Bristol600m, 1.8km, 2.4km, 3.6km
Sun 07-Jul-13Brownsea Island SwimPoole, DorsetTBASea
Sun 07-Jul-13Norwich Six Bridge River Swim - Leisure & Timed WavesNorwich1 mileRiver
Sun 07-Jul-13WomenOnly SwimDorney Lake, Eton750m, 1.5km, 3km, 10kmLake
Sun 07-Jul-13River Adur SwimShoreham, W Sussex2.5km, 3.8kmRiver
Fri 12-Jul-13The Wales SwimNorth Beach, Tenby1.2 miles, 2.4 milesSea
Sat 13-Jul-13MediaCityUK Swim Series - 3Salford Quays400m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 10kmDock
Sat 13-Jul-13Swim Super Series - 2Bray Lake, Windsor1.5km, 3kmLake
Sat 13-Jul-13Dorset ASA Open Water Age Groups & MastersBrownsea750m, 1500m (Age), 1500m (Masters)Sea
Sun 14-Jul-13The EPIC Lakes Swim Series - Race 3Ullswater500m, 1600m, 3.8kmLake
Sun 14-Jul-13Henley Mile - plus junior racesHenley-on-Thames1 mile, 200m, 800mRiver
Sun 14-Jul-13Bournemouth Pier to Pier 2013 - in aid of BHFBournemouth1.4 milesSea
Sun 14-Jul-13Marlow River SwimHigginson Park, Marlow750m, 1.5km, 3kmRiver
Sun 14-Jul-13V Cars Open Water Swim RacesHam Fields, Richmond750m, 1.3km, 2.6kmLake
Sat 20-Jul-13Great Manchester SwimSalford Quays1 mileDock
Sat 20-Jul-13Women's Only Open Water Swim - Women OnlyCapernwray Dive Centre500m, 1km, 1.5kmLake
Sat 20-Jul-13Bristol Open Water Race Series - 2Bradley Stoke, Bristol600m, 1.8km, 2.4km, 3.6km
Sun 21-Jul-13SwimFesT 2013 - Race 2Alexandra Lake, Thurrock750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sun 21-Jul-13Open Water Swim Series - Hampton CourtHampton Court2.25 miles (3650m)River
Sun 21-Jul-13Speedo Three Lakes Swim - Race 2Sawbridgeworth, Herts2kmLake
Sun 21-Jul-13Great Pier Swim - in aid of Havens HospicesSouthend3kmSea
Sun 21-Jul-13Swim the SolentHurst Castle to Colwell1.25mSea
Sun 21-Jul-13Leicestershire Open Water Swim - range of distancesSix Hills, LeicsTBALake
Sun 21-Jul-13Anglian Water SwimGrafham Water, Buckden, Cambs1 mile, 2 miles, 3 milesLake
Sun 21-Jul-13Padstow to Rock SwimPadstow, Cornwall1 mileEstuary
Thu 25-Jul-13Swim The LakeWeir Wood, East Grinstead750m, 1.5km, 3kmLake
Sat 27-Jul-13Creek Safari SwimTruro, Cornwall5.3kmRiver
Sat 27-Jul-13Mass Start Swim Series - 2Embankment, Bedford750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5kmLake
Sat 27-Jul-13Triology Open Water ChallengeRichmond, N Yorks750m, 1.5kmLake
Sun 28-Jul-13Bustinskin Big Cove Swim Series - Race 3Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth1.5 miles, 3 milesSea
Sun 28-Jul-13British Gas ASA 3k Open Water Masters Championships 2013Rother Valley Country Park3kmLake
Mon 29-Jul-13British Gas ASA Age & Youth Open Water Championships 2013Rother Valley Country ParkGirls & Boys: 12-14yrs - 1.5km; 15/16yrs - 2km; 17/18yrs - 3kmLake
Sat 03-Aug-13Bristol Open Water Race Series - 3Bradley Stoke, Bristol600m, 1.8km, 2.4km, 3.6km
Sun 04-Aug-13Round the Island SwimBurgh Island-Sea
Sun 04-Aug-13Sandown to Shanklin Sea Swim - tidal assist, BLDSA rulesSandown, Isle of White2 milesSea
Sun 04-Aug-13River Nene Swim - separate breaststroke events, no wetsuitsOundle, Northants1 mile, 2 miles, 3 milesRiver
Sat 10-Aug-13Swim Super Series - 3Bray Lake, Windsor1.5km, 3kmLake
Sat 10-Aug-13Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta Open Water SwimShiplake1km, 2kmRiver
Sun 11-Aug-13V Cars Open Water Swim RacesHam Fields, Richmond750m, 1.3km, 2.6kmLake
Sun 11-Aug-13Bridge to Bridge - downstreamHenley-on-Thames14kmRiver
Sun 11-Aug-13Bustinskin Big Cove Swim Series - Race 4Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth1.5 miles, 3 milesSea
Wed 14-Aug-13SOWS Race Series 3Ferris Meadow, Shepperton750m, 1.5kmLake
Sat 17-Aug-13Monster SwimDores, Loch Nes0.5m, 1mLoch
Sat 17-Aug-13Triology Open Water ChallengeRichmond, N Yorks750m, 1.5kmLake
Sat 17-Aug-13Bristol Open Water Race Series - 4Bradley Stoke, Bristol600m, 1.8km, 2.4km, 3.6km
Sun 18-Aug-13Wild West Solent SwimYarmouth, IoW1.3 milesSea
Sun 18-Aug-13Lake Logic Swim SetAshton Keynes, Wilts1.5km, 3.8km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sun 18-Aug-13Breakwater SwimPlymouth2.2 milesSea
Sun 18-Aug-13Severn Mile SwimShrewsbury700m, 1.5kmRiver
Sun 18-Aug-13Henley on Thames River SwimShiplake College, Henley On Thames750m, 1.5km, 3kmRiver
Tue 20-Aug-13Bournemouth Long SwimBoscombe, Bournemouth2.5km, 3.8kmSea
Sat 24-Aug-13Royal Berkshire Festival of Sport - Open Water SwimDorney Lake, Eton1.25km, 2.5km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sat 24-Aug-13Great Scottish SwimBalloch0.5m, 1m, 2mLake
Sat 24-Aug-13MediaCityUK Swim Series - 4 - plus 36km relaySalford Quays1.5km, 3.8kmDock
Sat 24-Aug-13Mass Start Swim Series - 3Box End, Bedford750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5kmLake
Sun 25-Aug-13Open Water Swim Series - MarlowMarlow750m, 1.5km, 3kmRiver
Sun 25-Aug-13Bustinskin Big Cove Swim Series - Race 5Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth1.5 miles, 3 milesSea
Sun 25-Aug-13Chippenham River Festival Big SwimChippenham, Wilts1/3 mile, 2/3 mileRiver
Sat 31-Aug-13Great London SwimRoyal Victoria Dock, London1 mileDock
Sat 31-Aug-13Bristol Open Water Race Series - 5Bradley Stoke, Bristol600m, 1.8km, 2.4km, 3.6km
Sat 31-Aug-13Pissarro Great River SwimChiswick1 mileRiver(tidal)
Sat 31-Aug-13Welsh Open Water Estuary SwimFerryside, Wales2kmEstuary
Wed 04-Sep-13SOWS Race Series 4Ferris Meadow, Shepperton750m, 1.5kmLake
Wed 04-Sep-13Windermere Cross Lake SwimWindermere2mLake
Sat 07-Sep-13The MAXIFUEL Big South Swim ChallengeBray Lake, Windsor2km, 4km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sat 07-Sep-13Triology Open Water Big ChallengeRichmond, N Yorks1m, 2mLake
Sun 08-Sep-13EDOWSC 10km SwimSandbanks to Southbourne10kmSea
Sun 08-Sep-13V Cars Open Water Swim RacesHam Fields, Richmond750m, 1.3km, 2.6kmLake
Sun 08-Sep-13Fritton Lake Big SwimsFritton, Norfolk3km, 5kmLake
Sun 08-Sep-13Queenford Lake Events - Quad & RelayQueenford Lake4km, 4x1kmLake
Sun 08-Sep-13Speedo Three Lakes Swim - Race 3Sawbridgeworth, Herts2kmLake
Sat 14-Sep-13Bristol Open Water Race Series - 6Bradley Stoke, Bristol600m, 1.8km, 2.4km, 3.6km
Sun 15-Sep-13Utterly ButtermereButtermere1.5km, 5km & 10kmLake
Sun 15-Sep-13SwimFesT 2013 - Race 3Alexandra Lake, Thurrock750m, 1.5km, 3.8km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sat 21-Sep-13Big Cotswold Swim - 2Cotswold Country Park1 mile, 2 milesLake
Sat 21-Sep-13XTswimCamberley, Surrey1.5kmLake
Sat 21-Sep-13Festival of Sport CornwallSt Michael's Mount1.5km, 3km, 10kmSea
Sun 22-Sep-13Festival of Sport CornwallSt Michael's Mount1.5km, 3kmSea
Sun 22-Sep-13Dorney Lake Long SwimDorney Lake, Eton3.8km, 5km, 10kmLake
Sun 22-Sep-13Swim the Mencap MileDorney Lake, Eton1 mileLake
Sat 28-Sep-13Open Water Swim Series - PooleSandbanks, Poole750m, 1.5km, 3kmSea
Sun 6-Oct-13V Cars Open Water Swim RacesHam Fields, Richmond750m, 1.3km, 2.6kmLake
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