The Big South East Swim and Aquathlon will take place on Sunday the 14th June 2020.
New for 2020 we have now added a 10k swimming race.
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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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.