Open Water Swim - Race 1

The Triathlon Training Centre is hosting a series of 4 Thursday evening open water swim events in the picturesque county of Berkshire at beautiful Bray Lake.

Enter Race 1 or you can enter the full race series (Race 1 - 24 May; Race 2 - 21 June; Race 3 - 19 July; Race 4 - 16 August) by selecting the appropriate Swim SERIES PASS entry below for a discount.

Each event consists of a choice of three different open water swim distances for those aged 17 (as at 31 December 2018) and over, 750m, 1500m or 3km. Those under 17 can enter our 750m event.

Under the guidance of our race director, ex-elite triathlete Richard Stannard (aka "the Fish"), we have created a great course and race series suitable for both novice and experience athletes alike. Our goal is to create an inclusive race series for all - if you are new to open water swimming, why not join us for on our our Novice Intro to Open Water sessions ahead of your first race. For more information, head to

Our open water swim events, held on various Thursday evenings across the season, are an excellent opportunity to monitor your progression throughout the year with each event being held on the identical course allowing for comparisons of times across the series. The Open Water Swim Series is made up of 4 races - each race has great prizes plus enter multiple races in the series and your best results from your top 3 races go towards the grand final podium and prize giving!

The 750m open water swim event is open to juniors provided they are 15 or older as at 31 December 2018.

On the day registration will take place between 18.00 and 18.45 closing promptly. Race briefing will follow at 18.45. The races will start in the water at approx. 19:00.

  • Non-wetsuit swimmers are eligible to participate in the event provided they have experience swimming the event distance without a wetsuit at this time of the year and complete the non-wetsuit section of the entry form
  • Wetsuit rental is available for the evening event for those who require one. If you would like to hire a wetsuit, please email Jas on [email protected]

Organiser Updates (2)

Swim Race 1 - Results

sent by Triathlon Training Centre on 24/05/2018 at 22:46
Congratulations all on your efforts this evening in our Open Water Swim Race 1. Please see attached the swim race results for the 750m, 1500m and 3km events. 

Our next swim race is on Thursday 21 June. And for those eager for some more racing - we have our first aquathlon on this Saturday 26 May at Bray Lake. Race starts 8am. Registrations via RaceSpace close tomorrow afternoon at 5pm.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bray Lake soon.

Richard & Jas Stannard
Triathlon Training Centre
Swim Ra ....pdf

Open Water Swim Race 1 - Final Details

sent by Triathlon Training Centre on 23/05/2018 at 17:22
We hope you are all looking forward to our first open water swim race on tomorrow evening at Bray Lake. Please see final instructions set out below.

  • REGISTRATION OPENS at 6pm and will be in the blue marquee next to the car parking area just before you reach the clubhouse (i.e if you reach the clubhouse you will have gone too far) 
  • PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU HAVE NOT SWUM AT BRAY LAKE THIS YEAR - Bray Lake will need you to complete an online form (health and indemnity for Bray Lake) so you can join us for this race and general swim sessions/events in the future. Please use THIS LINK - and select new user and then select Friend of Bray Lake. You can then follow the steps to complete this form. 
  • Once registered for your race, you will be permitted to have a SWIM WARM UP from 6pm to 6:40pm, if you wish, in the usual general swimming area - but you must have registered for the race first and collected your race band number (which you'll wear around your ankle until you finish the race) 
  • The RACE BRIEFING is compulsory for all three distances will be held at 6:45pm AT THE REGISTRATION AREA, with the RACES STARTING at 7pm
  • GENERAL SWIMMING is on as usual during all of our races, with the races being held in a different part of the lake
  • If you need to HIRE A WETSUIT for the event, please contact Jas before 2pm tomorrow, Thursday 24 May on [email protected] and confirm your height and weight. There is an additional £10 charge for wetsuit hire
  • If you have any friends who are interested in racing, but who haven't yet registered, ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE Thursday 24 May at 12noon. There will be no on-the-day registrations.
  • Venue is Bray Lake Watersports, Monkey Island Lane, Windsor Road, Maidenhead, SL6 2EB.     PLEASE NOTE IF USING SATNAV - Great though these devices are, if you are coming from the Maidenhead direction to Bray Lake do not follow signs to Bray Village or use sat nav directions, instead carry on to or stay on A308 towards Windsor and then taking the turning on the left into Monkey Island Lane. Follow the road round to the Club House. For more information, head to
  • Any questions, please email Jas on [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you to Bray Lake!

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