Lechlade Lions Charity Open Water Swimming Race & Challenge

Bowmoor Sailing Club, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Organiser's Description

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.

Start Time



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

Changing rooms

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

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