SwimRutland is a mass participation open water swim event. They are open to all abilities, with a range of distance options.
Whitwell – Normanton Rutland Water
500m, 2km, 4km & 8km
Entry Fee includes:
Finisher Medal, Swim Hat,
Electronic timing, Instant online results, Safety crew throughout the event, Full support of medical crews, Parking, Swim floats,
Transport for 2km swimmers to Normanton.
They cover safety throughout the event with Kayaks, powerboats and stand up paddle boarders. With Rutland medical solutions on hand to ensure your safety is their number one priority.
Swim floats must be used, SwimRutland loan floats to competitors, This is now included within your entry fee.
If you have your own already, you may use it at their swim events, subject to checks.
Minimum age restrictions apply. Swimmers must be the following age on the day of the swim.
Mini 12yrs / 2km 14yrs / 4km 16yrs / 8km 18yrs
Their course takes you across the heart of Rutland Water, one of Europes largest man made Reservoirs
They have four distance options for all abilities.
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Their course spans one of Europes largest reservoirs. Rutland Water is one of the most iconic landmarks in the midlands. As well as being beautiful it is an incredible undertaking swimming across its width. Their course is 2km across with options to complete numerous passes up to 8km. They also have their mini course as a great beginner or junior option.
Perfect for juniors or beginners. An amazing way to introduce everyone to the thrill of open water swimming. Their 500m course gives you the chance to enjoy the experience in a safe environment. You experience the same thrill, the same finish line, and the same event experience. The course is equivalent to 20 lengths in a standard swimming pool. They have a very simple out and back loop into the north arm of Rutland water. 250m out, around the red buoys, 250m back. £25 with 1 hour to complete your swim
Conquer Rutland Water. Swim across the main body of Rutland water from Normanton church to Whitwell. The original SwimRutland distance. A fantastic boat trip on the Rutland Belle takes you to the start line on the south shore. Their 2km swimmers get a rolling start, so once you’re on the south shore you can start swimming whenever you’re ready. An incredible experience for all levels of open water swimmer.
£42 with up to 2 hours 15 mins to complete your swim (depends which boat you’re on)
Double the Distance. Swimmers complete a loop from Whitwell to Normanton and back to Whitwell. An out and back swim across the iconic SwimRutland course. Start/Finish will be in front of registration on the windsurf beach. Their most popular distance, the 4km SwimRutland course is a fantastic course. You really experience the lake in all it’s glory. £42 with 2 hours 15 mins to complete your swim
This is a monster undertaking and includes two passes of the entire course. Only for experienced open water swimmers. You need to confidently complete the distance within the three hour cut off time. Intermediate cut off times apply. Anyone not making 4km by 8am will exit at Whitwell and receive a 4km medal. (nothing to loose in giving the 8km a go) They will also have an intermediate cut off at the Normanton church turn buoy. £64 with 3 hours to complete your swim