Bored of the confines of the pool? Open Water allows you to explore a whole new world of swimming in a range of lakes, rivers, seas and reservoirs.
Open water swimming is an ancient tradition but the roots of modern organised 'open water swimming' can be traced back to May 3, 1810, when Lord Byron swam several miles to cross the Hellespont (now known as the Dardanelles) from Europe to Asia.
Since then, the sport has moved on considerably and has started to gain attention in recent years since the introduction of long distance events to The Olympics in 2008.
Those looking to get involved with the sport should contact our Open Water Secretary, Suzy Hegg