Swimming for Sport & Recreation

Sunday Swim Information

WHEN: Sundays 8:00am - 10:00am, 23rd  May to mid September. Check-in opens at 7:30am and first water entry is 8am. Water must be clear by 10am. There is no mass-start. You choose when to arrive and leave within this window. Social distancing rules will apply.
WHERE: Rutland Water Sports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BL
COST: TBC soon. Pay on the day by contactless card. You will be issued with a discounted parking ticket for the Whitwell site (if required).  We are hoping that our legendary home-made cakes and drinks will be available later in the season once COVID regulations have eased and will keep you updated.
FACILITIES: Parking, Showers, Changing & Bag Drop availability to be confirmed/updated nearer the start of the season subject to COVID easing of regulations, Toilets, Lockers (padlock required),
WETSUITS: Wetsuits are mandatory below 14C. Wetsuit hire TBC nearer the season start, subject to COVID easing of regulations.
SWIM COURSE:  500m & 250m courses.
BOOKING: Essential to guarantee a place and for us to plan your safety. This year, we will offer a discount for booking up-front against the "arrive on the day" cost TBC.  It's quick and easy to book (and unbook) HERE.
ELIGIBILITY: 8yrs or over on 31st Dec 2021 who can swim 250m confidently. Children 16 or under MUST be accompanied by an in-water adult if this is their first experience of organised open water swimming. Parental consent is mandatory.Open Water Swimming Agreement .
SAFETY: Unrivalled safety cover & procedures. We are currently preparing for 2021 season accreditation and will update here once completed.


Inspire2tri partners with Anglian Water to bring Open Water Swimming for Health and for Sport to Rutland Water (Whitwell site).
After a year away for COVID we are pleased to announce the return of  weekly Sunday morning swimming from 23rd May to mid/end September (weather dependent)  for triathletes, sportive & recreational swimmers. Booking is essential but we operate a contactless card "pay on the day" policy and rely on you to cancel promptly if you can't come as we base our safety cover on swimmer numbers.

We are proud to have been the first fully Accredited SH2OUT Venue in association with British Triathlon Federation and RLSS UK for delivering safe open water swimming and value our ongoing registration. We will always confirm by 7:00am on swim morning that all is good to go via our Inspire2tri Facebook page.