WSR Open Water Swim 2022

Entries for all variants of the WSR Open Water Swim can be selected below.

2km distance

This is two laps of the Regatta course, from near the finish line up to the bridge and back again. The total distance is 2km.

Although there are no formal experience restrictions, if you are new to open water swimming, we recommend entering the 1km distance or the “Go With The Flow” events.

You MUST be aged 16 or over on the day of the event to enter the 2km swim. Younger competent swimmers (12+) can enter the 1km swim or the ‘Go With The Flow’ swim, subject to the Terms and Conditions particular to those events and age groups. Any competitors Under 16 registered for this event will not be allowed to enter the water on the day of the swim and their entry will be forfeited.

Entries are £25 per swimmer – with early bird entries £15 up to midnight on 30 June 2022.

1km distance

This is one lap of the Regatta course, from near the finish line up to the bridge and back again. The total distance is 1km.

Entries are £25 per swimmer – with early bird entries £15 up to midnight on 30 June 2022.

“Go With The Flow” Swim (400m)

This is a relaxed swim for those new to open water swimming or just after something a little less competitive.

It consists of a single downstream leg of approximately 400m. Entrants will get in the river at the regatta’s General Start and swim/saunter/float/chat down to the finish line.

This is a great way to get involved if you are new to swimming in the river.

Entries are £10 per swimmer, and you will benefit from all the safety and support provided for the main swim.

Important Information for 12-16 Year Old Entrants for 1km and “Go With The Flow” events only

This year we are again able to accommodate entries for Swimmers over 12, subject to the following additional terms and conditions.

Failure to comply with any of the below will forfeit your entry (entry fee non-refundable in these circumstances) and you will not be allowed into the water on the day.

  • 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
  • Date: August 6th, 2022
  • Timings: 6:00 am – 9:00 am