Step 2 – Which Distance Are You Doing?

SWIM250

SWIM250

22-06-2019 07:00:00

Alton Water, Suffolk

If you’re keen to try an open water swim, but don’t know where to start, then why not have a go at our brand new Great East Swim250 event?
 

1/2 MILE

1/2 MILE

22-06-2019 07:00:00

Alton Water, Suffolk

A great introduction to open water swimming, the 1/2 mile is the equivalent to around 32 lengths of a standard 25m pool. The average completion time to complete the 1/2 mile is approx 20 mintues. Entrants must be 12 years old and over on the day of the event. 

1 MILE

1 MILE

22-06-2019 07:00:00

Alton Water, Suffolk

The 1 mile is suitable for swimmers of all abilities and is equivalent to 64 lengths of a standard 25m pool. The average completion time is approx 40 minutes. You can choose to enjoy a leisurely breaststroke while taking in the scenery or kick into crawl for a faster time. Entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event. 

2 MILES

2 MILES

22-06-2019 07:00:00

Alton Water, Suffolk

2 miles is the perfect event for open water swimmers looking for a longer challenge and who have maybe tried an open water swim before. A 2 mile swim is equivalent to around 125 lengths of a standard 25m pool and the average completion time is around 1 hour 15 minutes. Entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event. 

5K

5K

22-06-2019 07:00:00

Alton Water, Suffolk

In the running world this would be a half marathon. This distance is suited to experienced, confident swimmers looking to go that little bit futher. A 5k swim is equivalent to around 200 lengths of a standard 25m pool. For this distance cut-off times apply: swimmers must be able to reach halfway (2500m) within 1 hour and finish within 2 hours. Generally the 5k takes in 3 laps of the standard 1 mile route. Entrants must be 16 years old and over on the day of the event. 

GREAT EAST SWIM

Whether you're looking to try an open water swim for the first time, or you're searching for the ultimate challenge, the Great East Swim offers you a selection of distances to suit your ability.

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