Thursday, May 7, 2009

blueseventy's GreatBig OpenWaterSwim (UK) coming up!

The inaugural blueseventy GreatBig OpenWaterSwim takes place on Saturday 11th July in the crystal clear water of Dorney Lake, Eton, near Windsor – one of the greatest triathlon venues in the UK, the rowing venue for the 2012 Olympic games and the perfect location for open water swimming.

Accurately measured 1km, 1 mile and 3km race distances are on offer, which are likely to appeal to a whole range of competitive swimmers, ‘open water’ first timers and triathletes looking for something a bit different. Entries are already flooding in and with the likes of Great Britain's leading masters swimmer, Dan Bullock also taking part, the racing promises to be lively and exciting over all three distances.

As well as the exceptional facilities - free on-site parking, toilets, showers and refreshments - Dorney Lake offers an unrivalled opportunity for spectators to watch the swimmers from the lakeside and follow the race down the course.

‘blueseventy are absolutely delighted to be title sponsor for this exciting new event in the South East’ said Dean Jackson of blueseventy. ‘The GreatBig OpenWaterSwim is perfect for long distance swimmers, triathletes and basically anyone looking for a thrilling new challenge.

blueseventy is the leading wetsuit brand in the UK, with the ‘Helix’ being voted ‘best wetsuit of 2008’. So teaming up with Human Race, who are the UK's leading multi-sport race organisers, for this event couldn't be more appropriate. The GreatBig OpenWaterSwim promises to be a fantastic day of racing and entertainment, and is one not to be missed’.

All swimmers will receive a goodie bag, swim hat and a fantastic blueseventy Great Big Open Water Swim t-shirt as a memento from this epic inaugural event. Entry costs only £20 (for all distances) and around 1000 swimmers are expected to take part.

To enter online and for more information check out
For more information about the blueseventy ‘Helix’ and the full range of wetsuits see

1 comment:

The blueseventy Open Water Swim Centre said...

To prepare for the blueseventy GreatBig OpenWaterSwim go to the blueseventy open water swim centre in Reading....opening times are Tue / Thurs AM & PM and Sat / Sun AM. More details at

mail with any questions....the water is open......