Mencap Mile Swim

25 July 2010 – Eton College, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP

Cost: £25

Mencap Mile
Mencap Mile
This 1 mile open water charity swim in aid of Mencap will take place in Dorney lake, renowed for its clear, clean and warm waters. The 2km long lake is located less then 2 miles from the M4, just outside the M25 and is the venue for the 2012 Olympic Rowing events. The large boat house balcony overlooks the lake and start area. Spectators can enjoy panoramic views of all the action and refreshments will be available on the balcony.

Mencap is the voice of people with a learning disability, providing vital services and campaigning for the rights of people with a learning disability.

Event participants are asked to raise a recommended £50 sponsorship. This is not compulsory but the more you raise the more you will be supporting people with a learning disability, their families and carers. For more details on Mencap and this event please visit

Closing Date: 11-07-2010

13:00 Venue open
13:00 Registration opens for all waves
14:00 Wave 1 starts
14:40 Wave 2 starts
15:20 Wave 3 starts
16:00 Team wave

Mandatory safety briefings are held 10 minutes before wave start at the water entry point.

  • Free event swim hat
  • Goody bag
  • Chip timing and live results display on a big screen
  • Large very visible swim turn buoys marking the course
  • Large course map and detailed course briefing
  • Showers and changing rooms
  • Baggage storage
  • Food and drink outlets
  • Free car parking
  • Qualified life guards
  • Onsite medical facilities
  • Wetsuit hire available
  • Disabled access to boat house building and toilets

Team / Relay
Take part as a team of 3 in the team wave at 16:00. Team members times are added together to produce an overall result. Teams can be mixed or single sex, groups of friends, work colleagues or other.

1st 2nd and 3rd overall senior individuals male and female
1st 2nd and 3rd overall vets male and female
1st overall junior male and female
1st overall super vet male and female


  • Male junior (up to 19 on race day)
  • Female junior (up to 19)
  • Male senior (20 – 39)
  • Female senior (20 – 39)
  • Male vet (40 – 55)
  • Female vet (40 – 55)
  • Male super vet (56 +)
  • Female super vet (56 +)
  • Male team
  • Female team
  • Mixed team