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Grafham Water Open Water Swims 

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If you know of somebody who would like to take part at this event, we have limited on the day entries available. Please contact Keith on 07539213097 to confirm a place. DO NOT JUST TURN UP! RING TO SECURE A PLACE.



Take on a 750m, 1500m, 3000m or even ‘go for it’ and complete the 5250m open water lake swim at Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire. Whether you’re a novice, experienced open water swimmer or Olympic athlete, this event is a fun challenge aimed at all levels of swimmer.

Swimming in this iconic lake is truly amazing, Grafham Water, with its clear water, accurate marker points and clear lines of sight provides a great place to take on your first open water swim. Bank staff will be on to help you out of the water, you will then be gifted with your well deserved finishers medal.

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The Grafham Water Swims are open to swimmers of all ages from 13 upwards. We can’t promise that the water will be warm, but you do have the option to wear a wetsuit if you wish

We’d recommend all beginners, and those who feel the cold, to wear a wetsuit – This will help keep you warm and provide more buoyancy in the water. Experienced swimmers can wear any swimwear – even swimskins


Distance Required Laps Minimum Age
750m  1 Lap 13 Years on race day
1500m 2 Laps 13 Years on race day
3000m 4 Laps 13 Years on race day
5250m 7 Laps 15 Years on race day

This event does have an optional Australian style exit every lap to allow you get out for drinks & nutrients or just fancy a cheer from the spectators.

The Australian style exit makes a great opportunity for your family to get those all important race day photos or you can just swim around continually without stopping, you decide.

This is a chip timed event but you will be responsible for counting your own laps. (TIP… Elastic bands is a good way to keep count, change from one wrist to the other as you turn for your next lap)

 Minimum Age of Competitorszone 3 pics

  •   750m    swim    1 x  lap    (minimum age 13 as of 08/07/2016)
  • 1500m    swim    2 x laps   (minimum age 13 as of 08/07/2016)
  • 3000m   swim    4 x laps   (minimum age 13 as of 08/07/2016)
  • 5250m    swim    7 x laps   (minimum age 15 as of 08/07/2016)          

Start Time

All races will start at 9:00 am

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Arrival and Registration

Parking will be at the venue Marlow car park.

PLEASE NOTE you will collect your race pack at registration on the day of the event. Nothing will be posted prior to the event.

If for any reason you don’t receive this email, full race information will be available at least two days prior to the event.

Registration from 06.30 – 08.30 am on race day. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid that last minute rush.


Parking will be at the Marlow Car Park.


You will be issued with a timing chip to record you times. You will also be number marked on your hand with a permanent pen should you be pulled from the water in an emergency situation. 

British Triathlon Federation Rules

BTF Triathlon swim rules will be applied to this event.


If circumstances deem the course or travel conditions to be unsafe or it falls outside of the BTF guidelines, Nicetri have the right to change/move, or cancel the event at short notice.

Chip Timing

Chip timing solutions will provide computerised chip timing via a an electronic chip system that you attach to your ankle. Please attach the chip to your ankle and make sure your run over the mats at the various timing points. Your finish time and splits will be available shortly after completing the event. www.chiptimingsolutions.com


Race Briefing will take place at 08.45 am at the waters edge. You will be counted in and out.


Prizes are both for men and women. One prize per competitor. A full breakdown of prizes and trophies will be given before the event in the race brief.


Camping is available within the grounds of Grafham Water on the friday evening only (Limited facilities)  For more details, Call Keith 07539 213097. For local Hotels, B&B’s and Campsites, see www.st-neots.co.uk

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