Open Water Swim - Race 3

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 3 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 returning to Race 1 and selecting the appropriate Swim RACE SERIES entry 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 http://www.triathlontrainingcentre.co.uk/novice-intro-open-water/.

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 (1)

Open Water Swim Event - Race 3 - this Thursday 19 July at 7pm

sent by Triathlon Training Centre on 17/07/2018 at 21:30
We hope you are all looking forward to our open water swim event on Thursday evening, 19 July at Bray Lake. Please see final instructions set out below.

  • REGISTRATION OPENS at 6pm and will be in the blue marquee next to the clubhouse - this is different from our registration venue at previous swim races - please head to the clubhouse on arrival and you will see Jas on the lawn in front of the clubhouse ready to sign you in.
  • 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 - https://customerweb.microshadeapplications.co.uk/BrayLake 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, on part of the race course - but you must have registered for the race first and collected your coloured swim hat (which you'll wear for the race) before you can enter the lake for the warm up.
  • 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
  • If you need to HIRE A WETSUIT for the event, please contact Jas before 2pm Thursday 19 July 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 19 July at 12noon. 
  • 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 http://www.braylake.com/how-to-find-us.html
  • Any questions, please email Jas on [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you to Bray Lake!
 

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