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The Big South East Swim and Aquathlon that where due to take place on Sunday the 14th June 2020 has now been cancelled. If things improve we may try and run a swimming race in September. 

New for 2020 we have now added a 10k swimming race. 

Race update 


Sorry for the delay I will be sending out an e-mail to everyone this weekend

I do think that there will be no large sporting events taking place this year, but I will wait and see.

Just let everyone know you will receive a full refund if you can’t make the new date or the race is cancelled.




We are sorry to say that received the e-mail below from British Triathlon today telling us to cancel all events up to the end of June.

I will be sending out an e-mail to everyone soon giving you more information about a race refund.


Based on the latest government instruction around Coronavirus/COVID-19, and in line with other national governing bodies, British Triathlon and the three Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) and the Triathlon Trust have decided to extend the suspension of triathlon activity until at least 30 June. 

We have not taken this decision lightly but in light of the rapidly changing situation, we feel it is essential to extend the period of suspension. The most recent instruction from the government is to stay at home for the coming weeks and even after that period, we expect to have a period of continued restriction of movement and activity. We therefore feel that it is our duty to take these steps to help protect the health and wellbeing of athletes, officials, coaches, volunteers and spectators and to alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at a hugely testing time.

The government has been quite clear in its instruction for the public to stay at home with some defined exceptions. The exceptions include exercising once a day – to run, walk or cycle – and must be done alone or with members of your household.

We have been working with Sport England, particularly around the financial difficulties that event organisers such as yourselves might be facing. They have asked that anyone who has any financial difficulties email them at so that they can log the issues and concerns of those involved in the delivery of our sport. We will of course, share with you any further information that we get in this area.

You might also find the information on the Sport and Recreation Alliance website helpful – click here to find out more:

We have updated the FAQs on our website – you can find these here

For the latest information on Coronavirus/COVID-19, please click here.

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for everyone involved in our sport, but we do ask for your support as we navigate through this period of uncertainty. We are doing everything we can to support members, clubs, coaches, committees and academies as well as those businesses who run triathlon events.

As you will be aware, the British Triathlon offices are currently closed and our teams are working from home, so please bear with us if you need to contact us – we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Andy Salmon
Chief Executive


Entries are now open for the

2020 Big South East Swim and Aquathon

Due to the size of the 2019 race we will be having 2 waves in 2020.

The first wave will be at 9am for the 1k, 2k, 10k swim and Aquathons.

The Second wave will be at 9.30am for the 4k, 5k. 

Due to the size of the lake each lap is 1k

We will have full water safety cover in the lake

We do ask that you must have done open water swimming before and you must use a swimming wet suit

There will also be a feed station for the 10k swim.

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It finally happened – We are now on Instagram. Please follow us @bridgeeventsdartford.


2019 Big South Swim

Thank you all for taking part in this years race. If you did not receive your Trophy on the day for winning your event can you please let me know. Its become a bit confusing who we have given them out to.


Race details

Parking will be in the Crosswater car park.

Full address is Lake View House, Rennie Dr, Dartford DA1 5FU. Please park in the parking bays and take any rubbish home with you.

Registration will open at 7.30am and we will start at 9am for the first wave. The second wave will start at 9.30am.

There will be a changing tent to the right of registration.

All competitors will receive an event t-shirt.

There are 6 different events going on at the same time.

There will be a short race brief before we start at 8.40am for the first wave and again at 9.10 for the second wave.

Everyone will be going off at the same wave so if you are a slower swimmer don’t go to the front. There will be water safety in the lake looking after you.

There will be free soft drinks and snacks at the finish.

There are toilets on site about 400m from registration.

There will be trophies for all age group winners but as this is only a small event there will not be a 2nd or 3rd place trophy in all the races.


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Results are below

Click here for the 2020 Results 

Click here for the 2018 Results

Click here for the 2017 Results  

Click here for the 2016 Results

Click here for the 2015 Results 

We are holding the Midnight Marathon the day before on the 15th so we have moved the start time back to 10am . The swim is held in one of the cleanest Lakes in the south of England

Come and swim in one of the cleanest lakes in the UK.

Sorry but you will need to have done open water swimming before you can take part in this event. You will also need to wear a bright swimming cap.

If you feel unwell before the event please don’t race.

Due to safety issues all 2018 races will be wet suit swims only. You can only use an official swimming wetsuit not a Surfing or Diving wetsuit If the water goes over 23 degrees we will cancel the event.

To date the water has never gone over 23 degrees.

If you have any questions about the swimming race or Aquathon please get in touch

PLEASE NOTE: Swimming is forbidden in the lakes on The Bridge at any time other than for events or during authorised Open Water Swim training sessions. Any person found swimming in the lakes on The Bridge is committing an act of Trespass, will be asked to leave and will be barred from site and disqualified from all future events at The Bridge.

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