750m & 1500m Open Water Night Swim
Date(s) and Times
The Full Moon Swim will start at 21:45
The Half Moon Swim will start at 21:50
Tri2O Swim Centre
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.
Half Moon - £25
Full Moon - £30
Prices went up by £5 on June 1st
Friday Night Swim
Online entries now closed. A limited number of entries will be taken on the evening.
Swim Instructions HERE
The important bits are:-
- The start is at 9.45pm ish
- Swim registration is from 8.30pm
- Well lit marker buoys & glowsticks for every swimmer to tuck into their swim cap and decorate themselves with
- Chip timing
FRIDAY NIGHT SWIM 2018 RESULTS HERE
Check out this great video HERE from the original Friday Night Swim, way back in 2013!
You'll start under a moonlit sky at 9.45pm in the romantic dusk of midsummers night, challenging yourself with either the 750m Half Moon or 1500m Full Moon Swims.
Our resident DJ will set the mood with his usual questionable playlist of course. For the swim you'll be issued with glowsticks as you tackle the course marked with well lit swim buoys, supported by our fabulous water safety team.
Water temperature is typically around the 21 degree mark and the swim is wetsuit optional.
You'll be chip timed and swim results will be live on the web. After the swim you'll get an awesome medal, with an iTAB a few days later.
Bring your Friday Night Swim medal to the Tri2O swim session on the Saturday morning (June 30th) and you can have a swim for free between 0730 & 1000.
SWIM RESULTS 2017
SWIM RESULTS 2016
SWIM RESULTS 2015
Leave or read a review of the Friday Night Swim HERE courtesy of the number one event listings site www.racecheck.com