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RLSS Open Water Swim

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:23

RLSS Open Water Swim

On Saturday 25th May 2019 Northamptonshire hosted the RLSS UK Open Water Festival at Sywell Country Park for the first time. The morning saw 150 participants entering 7 events including an Aquathlon (800m swim and 5km run), a mile swim and children's events.

The event delivered in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport and support by Northants Triathlon Club and Northants Canoe and Kayak Club had a mixture of abilities from first timers to the more experienced. The slight wind blowing across the reservoir gave a bit of challenge to those who had swam before and the supportive atmosphere made it perfect for the newbies trying open water for the first time.

Adrian Lole, RLSS UK, Technical Director said it was "a successful event that showed just how perfect Sywell is for open water swimming. Feedback from swimmers has been really positive."

David Yarnell, competitor in the Aquathlon said it was a "great event and lovely venue with clear water and easy to navigate, well marshalled with a great goodie bag, would recommend the event."

The event leads on to the regular open water swimming sessions run by Northants Triathlon Club on a Saturday morning between 8am -10am. For more information and to register please visit their website https://www.northantstri.co.uk/

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