British Gas Great East Swim 500

Saturday 19 June 2010 – Alton Water in Suffolk

If you have thought about entering the British Gas Great East Swim, but you’re worried about swimming a mile, or are not old enough to enter the mile event, then the British Gas Great East Swim 500 is the answer!

bges2aOpen to anyone over the age of 11 years, the 500m swim is perfect for those either daunted by a mile outdoor swim or for those under 16 years old.

You could swim this event as a family or use it to test yourself swimming outdoors. 500m is an ideal distance to experience outdoor swimming in all its splashing glory.

The event will start and finish in the same location as the one mile swim, on the same day, Saturday 19 June, at Alton Water in Suffolk.

Wetsuits are compulsory for those aged 11-16 years old, or if the water falls below 15 degrees on the day of the event.

Entry Price: £20 – includes your entry fee, event pack (Great Swim swim hat to keep and timing chip), Great Swim souvenir medal and t-shirt, not to mention the huge sense of achievement

If you already taking part in the British Gas Great East Swim, entry to the British Gas Great East Swim 500 is just £15.

Click to enter.

If that ‘wets’ your appetite for more, the East Region Open Water Championship takes place in July at Whitlingham Outdoor Centre near Norwich – click for entry information.