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Entries open for new events at Swim Serpentine

Entries are now open for the new events that have been added to Swim Serpentine, the open water swimming festival that will return to Hyde Park on Saturday 16 September 2017.

Swimmers now have the choice of a half-mile and two-mile swim, in addition to the hugely popular one-mile mass-participation swim which returns for the second year of the event.

In addition, the organisers have created the Swim Serpentine Super Six challenge, which offers the chance for swimmers to take on the challenge of swimming a total of six miles in five different races during the day.

“We have added these new events to the Swim Serpentine programme so that swimmers of all ages and abilities can enjoy open water swimming in the spectacular setting of the Serpentine,” said Hugh Brasher, Event Director. “In 2017, we look forward to welcoming swimmers from the age of 12 in the new half mile event and the very experienced open water swimmers who take on the Swim Serpentine Super Six challenge.

“With thousands of swimmers participating in the mass participation one mile events plus the great free family festival around the lake, it’s going to be a fantastic day.”

The new events are:

  • Half mile: entry fee £25.00 (minimum age 12 on 16 September 2017)
  • Two miles: entry fee £49.00 (minimum age 16)
  • Super Six: entry fee £150.00 (minimum age 18)

The entry fee for the one mile event is £39.00 and the minimum age for entry is 16 on the day.

Up to 6,000 swimmers will be accepted for the one-mile mass-participation event. Every swimmer will be able to choose a specific start wave which go off at regular intervals during the day. Wetsuits or tow floats are compulsory in all events. Both wetsuit and tow-float hire will be available beforehand and at the Serpentine on the day.