Calendar

Apr
27
Fri
Swimathon weekend @ Various pools
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm
Swimathon weekend @ Various pools

30th nationwide swimathon at your local pool.

The world’s biggest anuual fundraising swim is back from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April at more than 600 venues across the UK

Swimathon is a challenge for all ages with three distance formats 5k, 2.5k ot 1.5k

NEW FOR 2018 – Proposal is for an Open Water Swimathon – keep an eye open on the Swimathon website

May
27
Sun
Full Ironman and Half Ironman Lake Swim @ Westhampnett Lake
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Full Ironman and Half Ironman Lake Swim @ Westhampnett Lake | Westhampnett | England | United Kingdom
This open water lake swim returns to the Team Tribals event diary. Set in the stunning Westhampnett lake, you can choose to either take on the full ironman distance or go for half of the distance 
 
This event is perfect for experienced open water swimmers that would like to try a new event in the area, but alike, to novice open water swimmers who would like to try and complete their first open water full or half distance swim in the comfort of a lake, before taking to a river or the sea. 
 
Parking will be available at the venue with an overspill car park arranged 
 
Registration will take place on the day, opening at 8am
The race will start at 9.00am gun time 
 
All finishers will receive a bespoke medal, fruit and a branded swim hat 
 
The event will be fully chip timed
 
Swim Hats will be provided for the race
 
A full safety team of kayaks and safety boat will be provided out on the water at all times 
Full use of the venues facilities, with changing rooms, shower and café 
Jun
10
Sun
Ful-on Aquathlon & Swim @ Thorpe Lake Chertsey
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ful-on Aquathlon & Swim @ Thorpe Lake Chertsey | England | United Kingdom

the Ful-on Tri Aquathlon and Swim. The Aquathlon is a 750m Swim and a 5km run, the swims are 750m, 1500m or 3000m. The event is part of the British Triathlon London League race series.

Jun
20
Wed
Swim The Lake – Ardingly @ ardingly reservoir
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Swim The Lake - Ardingly @ ardingly  reservoir | Ardingly | England | United Kingdom

The Beautiful surroundings at this location is great to take a long distance swim. The water is set in the lovely countryside of west Sussex high hills on all sides, wild birds and the iconic Ardingly College building in the back ground. The triangular swim course is based in the western side of the water and swims out from the Activity Centre to the middle of the water then back along the far side, then across in front of the main wall. All spectators will get a great view of the whole course.

There will be Activity Centre safety craft and lifeguards on duty to support you in your swim. Entries website is open until 10pm night before the race day, some entries on the day will be possible by arrangement with Race Organiser via email to info@hedgehogtri.uk but you must register by 6.15pm latest..
There are changing toilets, shower facilities and cafe available in the Activity Centre. On a nice evening great place to BBQ with friends after the winners ceremony. Please Note: the venue will close at 9pm and all MUST vacate or be locked in.
Venue: Ardingly Resevoir, Ardingly RH17 6SQ
Distances: Long 3km, Medium 1.5km, Short 750m

Jun
23
Sat
River Arun 3.8km Swim @ RNLI Littlehampton/Ford Marina
Jun 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:50 am
River Arun 3.8km Swim @ RNLI Littlehampton/Ford Marina | England | United Kingdom

Organised by Raw Energy Pursuits, don’t forget your club discount code

2018 will be the 10th time the event has taken place and another unique chance to swim the River Arun over the Classic Ironman distance of 3.8km from Ford to Littlehampton.  Fast times are guaranteed, just ask last years competitors – so many PB’s!  THE START TIME FOR 2018 WILL BE 09:30hrs FROM FORD MARINA. Coaches will leave the RNLI at Littlehampton from 08:30hrs to take competitors to the holding point at Ford Church.

The River Arun runs from Littlehampton and northwards beyond Arundel and Pulborough, West Sussex. The Arun has the second fastest tidal river in the UK so you’re guaranteed a Personal Best! All the usual REP safety cover will be provided including the Harbour Masters launch, pilot boat, safety RIBS, kayaks and spotters on the river bank.

The start will be just before high tide during the 30 minute ‘slack’ water period, before the tide starts to turn.

WETSUITS ARE LIKELY TO BE COMPULSORY. Entry fee includes live timing, unlimited race images, coach transport to start and donations to the RNLI and local charities.

Jul
1
Sun
Swim Bewl Water 1m/5k/10k @ Bewl Water, Lamberhurst
Jul 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Swim Bewl Water  1m/5k/10k @ Bewl Water, Lamberhurst  | Lamberhurst | England | United Kingdom

Open Water Swims & Kids Aquathlons based at the stunning Bewl Water, Kent. We’ve four great events lined up for adults and children – sign up and jump in…

2km swim

2 laps

£24-£30 (see above)

Bespoke medal incl.

5K swim

5 laps

£32-40

Bespoke medal in

10K swim

THE BIG ONE! 10 laps

£40-50

Bespoke medal incl.

 

We have introduced a tiered entry fee system for all our 2018 events.

As athletes ourselves we aim to keep the entry fee’s as sensible as we can, although there are small increases every 2-3 years as the organisational costs increase. This tiered system still offers you the chance to enter at the same, or less than previous years.

Jan 1st – March 1st 2018 – 10% Discount

March 1st – April 1st – 7.5% Discount

April 1st – 18th May – 5% Discount

After 18th May – Full price

Jul
21
Sat
Tenfoot Swim @ North Beach Tenby
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Tenfoot Swim @ North Beach Tenby | Wales | United Kingdom

The swim will take place on Saturday 21th July 2018 (in the event of bad weather on the day the event will be moved to Saturday 4th August 2018).

Registration will take place on the harbour in Tenby between 8.00am and 10.30am on the morning of the swim. Swimmers will then need to be on North Beach, Tenby by 11.00am with the swim starting at 11.30am. Swimmers will enter the water from North Beach, Tenby then swim to Monkstone Beach where they will leave the water for a safety check and feed station, then re-enter the water to proceed to the finish point on the main beach in Saundersfoot. For safety reasons there is a 2 hour cut-off time for swimmers to reach the check point at Monkstone Beach.

This event is wetsuit and swim buoy complusory and swimmers will have to provide both to take part in the swim. Kit transfer from Tenby to Saundersfoot will be provided by the organisers but entrants will need to make their own arrangements for transport back to Tenby after the event.

Entry is £50 per swimmer and participants will receive a medal (in the shape of the Tenfoot Swim logo which doubles up as a fridge magnet and bottle opener), a Tenfoot Swim t-shirt, a silicone swim cap, a wristband and 2 tickets to a charity concert in Saundersfoot on the evening of the 21st July.

Aug
4
Sat
Bewl Water Open Water Swim 1.8k, 3.8km @ Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst
Aug 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Bewl Water  Open Water Swim 1.8k, 3.8km @ Bewl	Water,	Bewlbridge	Lane,	Lamberhurst | Lamberhurst | England | United Kingdom

Returning for 2018 at Bewl Water Triathlon weekend is the two Open Water Swim Events.

These swims ( 1.9km and 3.8km) take place on Saturday

OW swimmers please arrive from 6am. Entrance to Bewl Water is included in the swim fee, however spectators will be required to pay the entrance fee of just £2 per car at the gate. Please have correct change ready so the Bewl staff can you get you in quick and smoothly.

Wetsuits are optional, we will note on the results if wetsuit was worn or not but there will be only one set of results for each distance, no separate category for wetsuits and non-wetsuits.

Collect swim hat, timing chip on race morning. Registration will be based by the water and will be signposted from the car park. Water safety team will be in place by 6:30am so you are able to get into the water to warm up. All swimmers must be ready and at the swim start by 7am where we will do a quick compulsory race briefing, before starting you.

Wetsuits are not compulsory but are allowed. Please ensure you are confident in open water swimming for this event.

Prizes will be awarded asap after all swimmers are finished. You can then relax and enjoy the Bewl Water grounds for the day!

In 2015 the course was 2 laps for 1.9km and 4 laps for 3.8km. The course will be confirmed on the morning of the event as it does depend on which part of the reservoir Bewl require us to use. It will be straight forward so don’t worry!

There is no better setting for an open water swim!

As you run out of the water and under the Finish Gantry to collect your bespoke medal.

Please do ensure you are confident with open water swimming and confident with the distance before you commit to entering.  You should be confident to swim the distance with or without a wetsuit.

Aug
11
Sat
Pier to Pier Swim – Isle of Wight @ Western Esplanade, Sandown
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pier to Pier Swim - Isle of Wight @ Western Esplanade, Sandown  | England | United Kingdom

This non wet-suit swim has seen many club members participate and 2018 is no exception

The Pier to Pier swim follows a long tradition here on the Isle of Wight. When it first started 66 years ago the Deep Sea Fishermen and other locals threw down the gauntlet during Shanklin Regatta week and challenged each other to a race in the sea from one end of the bay to the other, notably from Sandown Pier to Shanklin Pier. They swam in the traditional swim costumes of the day in the open sea whatever the conditions! No risk assessment, no safety cover probably, few officials, no numbered hats etc. We now run into the sea rather than jump off the pier, we are accompanied (for safety reasons) by so many kayakers, fishermen, Sandown Lifeboat and Ryde Inshore Rescue! We finish the race on the beach by Shanklin Rowing Club.

Aug
29
Wed
Freestyle for Smile @ RNLI Lifeguard Hut
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Freestyle for Smile @ RNLI Lifeguard Hut | England | United Kingdom
This open water sea swim is new to the West Sussex race diary in its second year. Set on the stunning beach of Littlehampton, you will start off outside the East Beach cafe in Littlehampton and swim east along the shoreline, against the tide until you reach the halfway  Buoy, inline with the Littlehampton Leisure Centre, turning here you will then head back to finish at the finish line by the cafe.
A little bit about the event, the charity and the partners:
Nathan Abbott creator of ‘Freestyle 4 Smile’ created, four years ago, at the age of sixteen, a fundraising movement to raise money for Smile Train. This charity provides children in underdeveloped countries with free cleft care. Over the next few years,  he hopes to both bring people together and raise awareness for this cause in order to give children a second chance to smile.  Nathan and Tribal Sports Events have come together to give you ‘Freestyle 4 Smile’ 1.5K Distance Swim in Littlehampton on Sunday 12th August 2018  with huge backing from some well known and much loved sponsors.
This event is perfect for experienced open water swimmers that would like to try a new event in the area, but alike, to novice open water swimmers who would like to try and complete in their first open water race … and what better way to do it, but for charity!