Open Water Club Champs

Plans for the Open Water Club Champs are outlined below, detailed information provided in the attachment.

Please note that this event is NOT licenced.

Please arrive at Holborough Lake at 13:00hrs

Entrance Fee (to be paid on the day):

New swimmers £15 to cover the cost of the Nemes safety induction swim.

Nemes card holders £5 Entrance Fee.

Race Fee (to be paid on the day):

Distance Races £5 per race:

Race Options:

Open Water (OW) is about swimming a distance that will stretch our swimmers (but not exhaust them); swimmers should select ONE event from the list below, taking into account their OW experience and age recommendations:

400m (recommended 10 and under)

800m (recommended 10-12)

1600m (recommended 12+)

2000m (recommended for 13+ only)


Age is ‘Age on Day’.

Awards will be presented to the first three male and first three female swimmers in each age to complete each distance (to be presented at Presentation Night on Friday 7th November).

Distance achievement awards will be presented to all remaining swimmers completing their chosen distance.

The 1st placed male and 1st placed female overall in the 2km event will be awarded the Chloe McCardel Cup.

Other OW activities

Once the formal races are complete, we hope to have some fun time comprising sprints and relays – these will be decided upon on the day, taking into account numbers / ability / ages of swimmers in attendance.

Additional Information / Lake location, etc.

Refer to attached document.

I note that, at present, the weather report is not looking too great for Friday.  Those of you that have been to the lake will know that there is practically no shelter, and an event in the rain would not be enjoyable.  I will look at the weather report on Thursday evening and Friday morning.  If we decide to cancel I will text you directly before 09:30.


Please e-mail me your entries by 7:30pm on Wednesday 27th August.


Age on Day:

Distance Event:

Contact Mobile Number:

Preferred e-mail contact address:


If you have swimmers that want to attend but need a lift, please let me know and I will try and coordinate lifts.

Apologies that this is has been issued so late in the day.



Karen Crabtree

07789 480 994


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