Western-super-Mare's Open Water Series 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s Open Water Series 2018

Entries are open for Weston-super-Mare’s Open Water Development Series at Clevedon Marine Lake. The Series has been designed to start at the beginning of the open water season in May 2018 and finish at the end of the open water season in September 2018, which coincides with the beginning of the swimming season.

Clevedon Marine Lake
This event is being supported by Marlens, the charity behind Clevedon Marine Lake and is also supported by Somerset ASA. Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club has teamed up with The Salt House next to the lake to offer food and drink for each event.

Clevedon Marine Lake
The Series will be held over three dates (see below) and is open to all Clubs in the South West and beyond.

The Club aims to raise the profile of open water swimming by offering competitive opportunities which will develop the next generation of Open Water swimmers in Age, Youth and Masters swimming and Triathletes.
If you haven't tried competitive Open Water swimming before maybe this is the time to consider it!

Open Water Race Practice

Event 1 in the series will be a taster to practise all things race pace, covering
  • a mini acclimatization,
  • mass start practice,
  • turns around buoys followed by
  • a distance event for each age group. The events will mirror the distances offered at the 2017 Regional Championships in Weymouth. Times will be given to each swimmer but no medals will be awarded for the first event.  

For Event 2 and 3, event distances will increase and will mirror those offered at 2018's Regional and National Championships. The 750m taster event is now 1k. The 1.5k is now the 2k. The 3k and 5k will stay the same.


  • Event 1: Sunday 27 May 2018 (8am to Noon) CLOSING DATE: Sunday 13 May (Two weeks before)
    • Events available 750m, 1.5k and 3k.
  • Event 2: Sunday 10 June 2018 (8am to 1pm) CLOSING DATE: Sunday 27 May (Two weeks before)
    • Events available 1k, 2k, 3k & 5k.
  • Event 3: Sunday 16 September 2018 (Noon to 5pm) CLOSING DATE: Sunday 2 September (Two weeks before)
    • Events available 1k, 2k, 3k & 5k
Weston-super-Mare Swimming Club logo ASA Membership
The events are open to registered members of clubs affiliated to Swim England, Swim Wales and Swim Scotland. Non-members wishing to take part must take out temporary membership of Swim England by downloading and completing the ASA Temporary Membership form, (also available to print from the bottom of the Entry Info) and send to Laura Nesbitt once the Entry Form has been completed and payment made. Payment for ASA temporary membership is £10 and should be made at the same time as paying your entry fees.
All event information is included on the Entry Form. If you have any questions prior to completion, please contact Laura Nesbitt (New email address: / 07986570927).
Swimmers who are unable to compete in the Regional Open Water Championships in Weymouth on Saturday 7 July 2018 can still qualify for National Open Water Championships provided they have equalled or bettered the qualifying time in a 800m or 1500m pool event designated or licensed by Swim England, Scottish Swimming or Swim Wales for entry into National competitions. Details via the Swim England website.

Download (* revised timings published 14 Apr 2018)