Doggy Paddle & Big Dog Swims

The 1500m Doggy Paddle & 3800m Big Dog Swim are back for the 10th year from the warm waters of the Tri2O Swim Centre.



1500m & 3800m Open Water Swims

Date(s) and Times

Thursday August 20th 2020

The Big Dog will start at 18:00

The Doggy Paddle will start at 18:05

Tri2O Swim Centre
RG30 3UN
United Kingdom

The lake is situated at the Reading Lake Hotel [formerly the Copthorne Hotel] off Junction 11 on M4.

Exit the M4 at Junction 11 and follow the A33 towards Basingstoke. At the 2nd set of Traffic Lights filter right and then turn right again at the mini roundabout; follow signs for the Copthorne Hotel. The Hotel is only 2 miles from Junction 11. Enter the Hotel complex and look for the Beach Flags in the far right corner of the Car Park.

Doggy Paddle - £18
Big Dog - £23

Contact Us
01189 332761

Doggy Paddle & Big Dog Swims




Race Instructions 2019

The Doggy Paddle Swim – 1500m Open Water Swim

The Doggy Paddle swim event offers the perfect opportunity to those looking to conquer the Olympic distance swim portion of a triathlon for the first time, to those wanting to practice that unique feeling of a mass deep water start and perhaps just trying to improve their swim times.

The Big Dog Swim – 3800m Open Water Swim

The Big Dog Swim will provide a great test for the more experienced swimmer, an ideal time trial for those looking at Ironman events and will be brilliant time in the water for those that just love to swim.

Every swimmer will get a finisher medal and receive an iTAB, engraved with their name and swim time, in the post a few days after the swim.

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