Lechlade Lions Charity Open Water Swimming Race & Challenge
Lechlade & District Lions Club's second Open Water Swimming Race & Challenge will be held in Bowmoor Lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, courtesy of the Bowmoor Sailing Club. Bowmoor Lake is one of the best open water swimming locations in the Cotswolds, as it is fed by an underground stream and is managed to minimise weed growth.
The day will be split into a morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will be a 5k race for experienced open water swimmers. The afternoon events are not races but an opportunity to challenge yourself and help raise money for charity. 3k, 2k, 1k and 200m taster distances, open to all competent swimmers. The entry fee will be £25 for all the day’s events.
Trophy for the winner of the 5k event
Each swimmer will be given a swim cap
Each swimmer will be given a medal on completion
Monitoring and rescue service
Refreshments available for entrants, spectators and helpers at a nominal cost
Bowmoor Sailing Club, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3DT
Bowmoor Sailing Club is on the A417 between Lechlade and Fairford. Use postcode GL7 3DT for Satnav
The nearest train station is Swindon, which is 13 miles away. Taxis are available at the station.
Parking is available at the venue
Swim in the cleanest water in the Cotswolds
5k timed. Start 1000
Challenge Distances (not timed) Start 1200:
1k is around a 1k course marked by buoys
2k is twice round the 1k course
3k is three times round the 1k course
200m taster swim close to the bank
All entrants are encouraged to get themselves sponsored, you can download the sponsor form here. All the money raised will be shared 50/50 with the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Lions Charity fund.
Entrants are advised to wear a wet suit
The event is for swimmers over the age of 12
The event is open to competent swimmers, capable of swimming at least 500m
We reserve the right to ask any struggling swimmer to leave the water
All swimmers must be registered for the event and must wear the swimming cap as provided