WSR Swim 2017

Registration for the 2017 WSR Open Water Swim is now closed.

However, it’s not too late! You are still able to register on the morning of the Swim itself (for Over 16s). So if you meant to sign up and missed the deadline, or have decided at the last minute to give it a go, please turn up at 05:30 on Saturday morning so that we can process your registration. The price remains the same (£25 for 2km and 1km swimmers, and just £10 for ‘Go With The Flow’ fun swimmers), you will need to pay in cash as we don’t have a way of taking electronic payments on the day.

For full details of the swim, keep reading…


Once again the swim will take place on the Saturday morning of the Regatta, which this year is the 5th August.

The 1K and 2K races are again accompanied by a 200M ‘Go With The Flow’ event that allows people to get into the river at the General Start and go downstream to the Finish. For those that haven’t been in the river for a while, or who want to try it, this will be a great way to join in!


Registration for all the swims run from 0530 to 0600, with the 2K starting at 0615, the 1K at 0630, and the 400M at 0700… and all followed by a free breakfast!

Entries Open to 12’s and Over

We are happy to say that we can now accommodate swimmers aged 12 and over in our 1km ‘Standard’ and ‘Fun’ swims, subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

  • 12 or older on the day of the Swim
  • Wetsuit required
  • Must be registered via this website by a Parent/Guardian. No ‘walk-up’ registrations will be allowed on the morning for 12-16 year old swimmers.
  • A Parent/Guardian must also be present on the day of the swim

Entries for the 2km ‘Advanced’ Swim remain for 16 year olds and over.


Yet again this year, we have kept the price the same – £25 for the 1K & 2K events and £10 for the 200M  event, which in addition to entry to the swim itself, gets you all of the following:

– Entry to the Regatta enclosure on Saturday

– Free Breakfast

– Free Parking

– Personal timing posted to the website

– Prizegiving for winners of both events

– Changing facilities and toilets

– Fully insured with extensive safety provisions (including paramedics and ambulance)

– Early entry to the Scratch Dongola event at the Regatta

– Free ‘recovery pack’ goody bag

– A friendly community based event welcoming swimmers of all abilities

We hope to see as many of you on (and in!) the river as possible on 5th August!