Sunday Swim for Sport & Recreation

Sunday Swim Information

TIME: 8:00am - 10:00am. Check-in opens at 7:30am. First water entry 8am. Latest water entry 9:30am. You choose when to arrive and leave within this window. Social distancing rules will apply as required on land and in water. Please go directly to the booking system for currently available dates.
LOCATION: Rutland Water Sports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BL
COST:  Pre-payment/booking up to 24hrs in advance: £8 for adult, £5 for 15yrs or under, £7 adult with "Beyond Swim Pass" after 10th May, details from the button opposite. On the day £9 if space is available by contactless card. Parking (if needed) is £1 for 3hrs max stay time via a discounted ticket after your swim. Your pre-payment is fully refunded if we have to cancel the session for any reason.
FACILITIES: Parking & Toilets available now. Showers, Changing & Bag Drop availability to be updated subject to COVID easing of regulations. We are hoping that our legendary home-made cakes and drinks will be available later in the season once COVID regulations have eased.
EQUIPMENT: Wetsuits are mandatory below 14C water temperature. Wetsuit hire not available now, but likely from mid season, subject to COVID easing of regulations. Bright hat mandatory. goggles and gloves,water socks are optional.
SWIM COURSE:  500m & 250m courses.
ELIGIBILITY: 8yrs or over on 31st Dec 2021 - must be able to swim 250m confidently. Children 15 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.This is the Parental Consent Form for 2021 that you can download and complete ready for the session.
SAFETY: Unrivalled safety cover & procedures. BEYOND SWIM Accredited for the 2021 Season.


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.
We were 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. We are equally proud to be a fully accredited venue for the new Beyond Swim initiative and to be a supporting venue for Triathlon England, Swim England and RLSS UK in the next chapter of their open water swimming journey.
This year, we have introduced a new booking/pre-payment system to make your experience as safe, easy and fast as possible on the day. At check-in you will only be required to provide an emergency contact and any relevant medical information to be issued with a Tydek pre-marked wristband and you're ready to swim! On exit from the water you will swap your wristband for your £1 discount parking ticket. it's hopefully going to be very easy, quick and safe!