Open Water Competitions

Information on Open Water competitions

ASA South West Region open water championships and age group competitions - 1 July 2012 at West Country Water Park, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS36 1RY

The ASA Open Water 1km Swim 2011 - 22 July 2012 at Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield S26 5PQ

British Gas ASA 3km Open Water Masters Championships 2012 - 21 July 2012 at Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield S26 5PQ

British Gas ASA Open Water National Age Group and Youth Championships 2012 - 21 July 2012 (Age) and 22 July 2012 (Youth) at Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Sheffield S26 5PQ. Download more info.

ASA SW Region Open Water Championships and Age Group Competitions 2012

Sunday 1 July 2012 - West Country Water Park, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS36 1RY

(Under ASA Laws and FINA Technical Rules)
Incorporating Dorset County ASA Championships, Somerset County ASA Championships, Wiltshire County ASA Championships

Event 1 5000m Championships (Start 10am) £12
Event 2 3000m Age Group (Start 1pm) £12
Event 3 2000m Age Group (Start 3pm) £8
Event 4 1750m Age Group (Start 3pm) £8
Event 5 1500m Age Group (Start 1pm) £8

Registration for the 5km starts at 8am, for all other events registration starts at 10am

Events 3, 4 and 5 will be used primarily to gain qualification for the National Youth and Age Group Open Water Championships to be held at Rother Valley Park on Sat/Sun 21/22 Jul 2012. The winner of each regional event, male and female, will automatically gain a place to represent their region at the National event. Thus to stand a chance of representing your region swimmers must enter the appropriate distance for their age. The age for these events is calculated as the age on the day of the National Championships.

All swimmers under the age of 18 must be under the supervision of a club coach, designated club official, parent or guardian at all times whilst the competitor is in the vicinity of the swimming venue.

Entries will be accepted from registered swimmers and non-registered swimmers who have completed the ASA day registration. Entries close on 18 June 2012

Download entry form and conditions

ASA SW Region 2012 Open Water Taster event

Sunday 1 July 2012 - West Country Water Park, Bradley Stoke, Bristol,
BS36 1RY

750m swim

  • Have you never swum in Open Water? Would you like to try?
  • Are you between 10 Years to 12 years old on or before 31 Dec 2012?

If you can answer yes to either of these two questions; you can enter the 750m swim.

All swimmers for this race must be under the supervision of a Club Coach, Designated Club Official, Parent or Guardian at all times whilst the competitor is in the vicinity of the swimming venue.

Entries can only be accepted from registered swimmers and close on 18 June 2012

Download entry form and conditions

The British Gas Great Swim Series 2012

The Series kicks off this year in London on 26 May when over 5,000 swimmers will plunge into Londonís Royal Victoria Dock.

With five events across the UK and the option to swim half a mile, one mile or two, thereís something for everyone whether youíre looking to beat a personal best or to try something new.

www.greatswim.org

Choose from exciting urban swimming in London or Manchester, or experience the great outdoors in Cumbria, Strathclyde or Ipswich.

Sign up today!

The Management of Open Water Swimming Events

Download Guidance Safe Operating Procedures & Risk Assessment from ASA

British Gas GBR Open Water Swimming Team for European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships

The British Gas GBR Open Water Swimming Team that will take on the best swimmers from the continent at the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Spain, has been announced.

The six-strong Team which features, World Championship finalist Thomas Allen and former European Junior Champion Eleanor Faulkner, will take part in the two day event from the 12 August as they compete in the 5km races.

Reigning European Junior Champion Allen is hoping to put his experience into practice at his last junior event.

Time running out to enter ASAís Open Water festival

Time is running out to register for the ASAís Mass Participation 1km Open Water Swimming this summer to be held at the picturesque venue of Rother Valley Country Park from 24 to 26 July 2011.

The deadline to submit your entry to this fantastic mass participation event is 20 July - so why not do it now! Click to sign up.

As well as competing in the mass participation event, you'll be part of a unique festival celebrating all things open water.

Swim22 Challenge

Imagine swimming 22 miles across the Channel. Well now you can attempt the challenge at your local pool and help raise funds for Diabetes UK.

The UKís largest charity supporting people with diabetes is looking for willing swimmers to take on the challenge.

You have three months to complete the 22 miles, and the best part is that YOU choose the pace. Confident swimmers can rip through the distance in a week, while the more leisurely swimmer can take the full three months. So get involved here.

David Davies pulls out of World Championship team

David Davies has been forced to withdraw from British Gas GBR Swimming Team for the World Championships in Shanghai due to fatigue after taking medical advice.

Davies has been advised to take an enforced six week break to help him recover ready to get back on track for the cycle leading to the home Olympics.

ASA Open Water Festival 2011

Entries are now LIVE for a festival of Open Water Swimming to be held at the picturesque venue of Rother Valley Country Park from 24 to 26 July 2011. Whether you are a novice or seasoned pro at the difficult discipline, this series of events will offer the opportunity for all to compete.

The unique design of the competitionís 1km route means that all competitors get the same experience of swimming on an established and safe course.

Based on the success of last yearís event, the British Gas ASA Open Water 1km Swim will once again be held on the first day of the festival on Sunday 24 July 2011 and is the ONLY national mass participation race to be held by the ASA in 2011.

Following on from the mass participation event, the experienced swimmers of the British Gas ASA 3k Open Water Masters Championships will take to the water to compete for national honours.

The Age Group and Youth Open Water Championships are also part of the festival with the Youth Championships on the Monday and the Age Groups Championships being held on the Tuesday.

Jason Bradbury joins Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating in £1m swimming challenge

Gadget guru, Jason Bradbury will join Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating in The Swim, a unique celebrity relay team challenge, tackling the treacherous Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin - a distance of 56 miles - to raise £1 million for Cancer Research UK.

Bradbury is currently the host of Five's 'The Gadget Show', and more recently the BBC1 family game show, 'Don't Scare the Hare.' With a career spanning fifteen years, from stand-up comedy with David Walliams and Simon Pegg, slots on The Big Breakfast and Sky1 to writing a trilogy of preteen techno-thriller books, Bradbury certainly has the stamina to be part of The Swim team.

The newest member of The Swim team Jason Bradbury said: "I've taken part in loads of wacky and wild adventures over the years, and The Swim is certainly going right to the top of my list. I love a challenge and jumped at the chance to be part of the team. It's exciting and for a cause that is close to my heart, my eldest brother having survived skin cancer. Bring on the sharks, jellyfish, cold, night swimming...I will take it all on!"

"There are two public places in The Swim team up for grabs. So join us in this amazing challenge; sign-up today at www.the-swim.co.uk and help us raise £1 million for Cancer Research UK."

The Swim team will be made up of 10 people, including Ronan Keating, Richard Branson and Jason Bradbury, and two places are up for grabs for members of the public who pledge to support the fearless team in achieving their ambitious challenge.

View video from Sir Richard Branson (1m 14s flashplayer required)

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