Overview of Open Water events planning

More information follows on below

2019 TSC OW Event List

ASA Scheduled Championship Events 2019

Kent Open Water Championships – Sat 29th June 2019
(in conjunction with London Region OW Champs)
There are no qualifying times for this event – anyone with an ASA number can enter (incl Masters swimmers) BUT the Club requires some form of OW training or experience before entering to avoid issues or embarrassment on the day.
Age groups and distances are anticipated to be:
2km: 12 & 13yrs  |  3km: 14 & 15yrs  |  5km: 16, 17/18, 19+  |  Masters 2/3/5km
(Conditions from 2018 published here: www.kentswimming.org )
Venue: Surrey Docks Water Sports Centre, Rope St, Rotherhithe London SE16 7SX

South East Region Open Water Championships – Sat 13th July 2019
There are no qualifying times for this event – anyone with an ASA number can enter (incl Masters swimmers) BUT the Club requires some form of OW training or experience before entering to avoid issues or embarrassment on the day.
Age groups and distances are anticipated to be:
2km: 12 and 13yrs  |  3km: 14 and 15yrs  |  5km: 16, 17/18, 19+  |  Masters 3km
(Conditions from 2018 published here: www.southeastswimming.org )
Venue: Chichester Watersports Centre, Westhampnett, Chichester

National Open Water Championships – Monday 5th August 2019
National OW entry achieved via 1500m pool QT (competition conditions not published until late Feb 2019) or by achieving a top 3 place at the SE Region OW Championships.  Age groups and distances are anticipated to be:
2km: 12 and 13yrs  |  3km: 14 and 15yrs  |  5km: 16, 17/18, 19+  |  Masters 3km
(Conditions from 2018 published here: Swim England National Open Water Festival )
Venue: Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield

Other OW events our team intend to compete at in 2019:

Events that our experienced open water swimmers are considering entering / have already entered are listed below.  If anyone else would like to join us at any of these events, please e-mail Karen Crabtree.

Great North Swim – Elite Race – Windermere (Sat 8th June 2019)
Great East Swim – Elite Race – Ipswich (Sat 22nd June 2019)
Great Scottish Swim – Elite Race – Loch Lomond  (Sat 24th Aug 2019)
Event website:  http://www.greatrun.org/great-swim/great-north-swim

For very experienced OW swimmers only this is the qualifying ‘Trials’ event for the European Junior Open Water Championships.
In 2018 the elite entry qualifying times were (age at end of year):
Men 1500m LC: 14/15 = 17:36, 16/17 = 17:12, 18/19 = 16:44, 20+ = 16:16
Women 800m LC: 14/15 = 9:35, 16/17 = 9:27, 18/19 = 9:14, 20+ = 9:02
In 2017 and 2018 British Swimming have held a ‘Swim Series’ comprising these three events with significant prize money and a potential offer for the winner/s to be given an opportunity to attend a British Swimming talent programme.
More details: British Swimming Marathon Challenge

Henley Festival – Sunday 14th July


Welsh National Open Water Championships (Sun 30th June 2019)
This is the day after the Kent OW Champs in London.
A very tough race – only for experienced OW Swimmers.

More details: Swim Wales Open Water

 


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