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TRI Events are pleased to announce the 2013 SwimFesT Series at Lakeside, Thurrock, Essex. Now in its fourth year, the SwimFesT Series will take place on Sundays 2 June, 21 July and 15 September 2013 in Alexandra Lake at one of Europe's largest shopping complexes and will offer a unique programme of races ranging from 750 metres to 5km to suit all abilities plus children’s taster races and fun team relays.
Following its successful introduction in 2012 the July SwimFesT will include an Olympic distance 10K race for the more experienced open water swimmer.
These swim races will provide the perfect opportunity for competitive swimmers and triathletes to test themselves in open water with chip timing and lap split times on a GPS accurate course, and for NOVICE OR CASUAL SWIMMERS TO TRY THIS FAST EMERGING SPORT at a quality event and in a safe environment.
SwimFest race series is in memory of our dear friend and open water helper Lou Parker who sadly passed away of melanoma on the 19th July 2010. We are raising awareness for the Myfanwy Townsend awareness fun
|Event||SWIMFEST 2013 ORGANISED BY TRI EVENTSVenueAlexandra Lake, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, RM20 2AB|
|Date||June 2nd and July 21st and September 15|
|Type||MULTIPLE DISTANCE Open water Swim races|
Online booking in advance: 750m and 1.5k £22 entry fee, £25 (Cash payment only) on the day. 3.8k / 5k £25 entry fee, £28 (Cash payment only) on the day
Children’s races and relays which are registration on the day only. Once you have an online entry account you can book open water swim courses at Lakeside to prepare for the big day. Please contact Swim For Tri.
|Closing date||Online bookings: 7 days before race date.|
|Distance||PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A 3.5 HOUR CUT OFF TIME FOR THE 10K RACE, YOU WILL ALSO HAVE TO PROVE THAT A 3.8K OR 5K SWIM HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS OR YOU CAN COMPLETE THE 3.8K OR THE 5K RACE AT THE FIRST EVENT OF THE SWIMFEST SERIES ON THE 2ND JUNE TO QUALIFY.
2.5 HOUR CUT OFF FOR THE 3.8KM and 5KM SWIM. THESE ARE MARATHON EVENTS AND SHOULD NOT BE APPROACHED LIGHTLY.
1 HOUR CUT OFF FOR THE 750m/1.5K SWIMS
Registration times: There are 2 registrations times depending on your wave.
WAVE 1 750m and 1.5k (11 years and over): Race start: 8:00
WAVE 2: 3.8k and 5k (15 years and over): Race start: 9:00
The children's races will be held on 21st July only and are FREE to enter, with REGISTRATION ON THE DAY. Boys and girls under 11 years of age can enter. Children 11 – 14 years who are competent swimmers are able to enter the 750m or 1500m races.
Prizes for the winning U/11 boy and girl.
11.30AM: WAVE 3: RELAY RACES: 2nd JUNE and 15th SEPTEMBER ONLY.
The relay races will be held on 2nd June and 15th September only and are FREE for SwimFesT race participants to enter, with REGISTRATION ON THE DAY.
The relay consists of three swimmers, each completing a 100 metres lap of the pontoon, with the team made up of male or female members of any age.
11.45am Prize giving.
Clean water lake, tested all summer. Easy sighting of the large buoys.
|Facilities||Free Car parking in Lakeside Shopping Centre car parks - PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE DIVE CENTRE.
Secure storage area
Nutrition products available before, during and after races.
|Prizes||Prizes for 1st male and female in each age group category|
Male and female super vet (50 and over)
|Entry Confirmation||Email sent to the email address provided to the online entry system|
|Spectators||Each race is uniquely configured to start and finish in front of the 'Lakeside Boardwalk' providing great spectating opportunities, refreshments and seating at numerous cafes/restaurants and creating a fantastic atmosphere. Be inspired to race in 2013!|