Big Swim Sheffield
Winning Times 2013:
Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield
£20.00 (plus Admin fee)
Set in the lake at the Rother Valley Country Park just off the M1 near Sheffield, this is an ideal location for open water swimming that is often used by British Swimming for their championship events because of its accessibility, safety and great facilities.
The swim is easy to navigate with sight of the banks at all times. There are HUGE luminous Blue Seventy swim buoys for you to aim for and all swimmers will be helped out of the water and handed their finishers medals on completion.
The Big Swim Sheffield is open to swimmers of all ages from 12 years upwards. We can't promise the water will be warm, but you do have the option to wear a wetsuit if you wish - and there are plenty of lovely hot showers for afterwards! We'd recommend all beginners, and those who feel the cold, to wear a wetsuit - it will help keep you warm as well as more buoyant in the water. Experienced swimmers can wear any swimwear - even illegal swimskins!