Dive in to Open Water Swimming

Living Magazines Rennie Grove Open water swim

Rennie Grove’s Open Water Swim event at Merchant Taylors’ Lake is returning in 2022, with online registration now open for the distance swimming challenges on Saturday 28 May. This year there will also be a second event with a family fun Open Water Swim Festival taking place on 16 July.

From 10am-12noon on 28 May, swimmers can choose from laps of the lake totalling 100m, 500m or 750m in distance or simply get sponsored for daring to dive in, in the charity’s new ‘get in and splash challenge’.

For swimmers taking on the distance challenges, the charity has set a suggested sponsorship level of £150, which could fund five hours of specialist care from a hospice at home nurse and will earn you a special Open Water Swim towel. Raise over £250 and you’ll get a special event hoodie.

The Open Water Swim Festival takes place on Saturday 16 July from 10am-3pm and offers longer distances ranging from 3k to 5k to 10k, plus the ultimate ‘swim as far as you can in four hours’ challenge. And on dry land there’ll be a food truck, tombola and more.

Entry fees cover the costs of putting on the event, with all sponsorship raised going directly towards patient care. Entry is discounted if you sign up to both events in the Swim Series.

Sign up now at: www.renniegrove.org/openwaterswim