Swim For Health & Sport in Rutland Water

2017 Swim Season

WHEN: Sundays 8:00am - 10:30am, May to September. Check-in opens at 7:30am and first water entry is 8am. Latest arrival is 10am. There is no mass-start. You choose when to arrive and leave within this window.
WHERE: Rutland Water Sports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Rutland LE15 8BL
COST: £7.50 Pay on the day, includes any parking charges incurred by swimmers and we usually provide free cakes and drinks.
FACILITIES: Parking, Showers, Changing, Toilets, Lockers (padlock required), Overseen Bag & Bike Drop.
WETSUITS: Wetsuits are mandatory below 14C. There is optional wetsuit hire (swim wetsuits and multiactivity suits)  for £3 on the day.
SWIM COURSE:  500m course for sports training or 250m option for less daunting recreational swimming.
BOOKING: Essential to guarantee a place and for us to plan your safety.  It's quick and easy to book (and unbook) HERE.
ELIGIBILITY: 8yrs or over on 31st Dec 2017 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. Wetsuits optional above 14C. Check current water temperature & quality here.


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Why have we closed so early in September? This is because the Vitruvian Triathlon takes presedence on the weekend of 9-10th Sept and I'm on holiday the following week. By late september the water is a little colder and with no triathlons we struggle to get enough numbers (minimum 56 needed) to run the session with the safety cover we provide. I hope you enjoyed 2017 and we look forwrd to seeing you in 2018.

Inspire2tri partners with Anglian Water to bring Open Water Swimming for Health and for Sport to Rutland Water (Whitwell site).

We offer weekly Sunday morning swimming from May to September for triathletes, sportive & recreational swimmers and small group coaching on a Thursday night. Booking is essential for both, but we operate a "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 be the first fully Accredited SH2OUT Venue in association with British Triathlon Federation and RLSS UK for delivering safe open water swimming. If you register for an swim morning or coached event we will always email you  if there are any anticipated issues with weather or water quality, and confirm by 7:00am on swim morning via our Inspire2tri Facebook page.

For our younger swimmers and those wanting shorter distances we welcome you to make your Sunday swim special by swimming for Charity. Details here.