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Aug 13

SwimRutland – 500m, 2km, 4km, 8km

August 13, 2017

SwimRutland Event 2017 - Race Connections

SwimRutland 2017 Event

SwimRutland is back again for 2017, following the success of SwimRutland in 2015 & 2016.

The same team are excited to offer the opportunity to compete this iconic swim for a third year. We offer a really unique opportunity to swim across one of the countries most recognisable landmarks.

In 2017 we are again offering more distance options to both challenge or encourage those wanting to conquer Rutland Water.

Entry Fee includes:
Finisher medal, Swim Rutland Bag,
Swim Rutland Swim Hat,
Electronic timing, instant online results
Safety crew throughout the event,
Full support of medical crews
Transport for 2km swimmers to Normanton
Feed stations

Entry does not include compulsory swim float. You may use your own or hire from us for £3.


SwimRutland Mini
Perfect for juniors or beginners. New for 2017 The mini course is to introduce people to the thrill of open water swimming. Our 500m course gives you the chance to enjoy the experience in a safe sheltered environment. You experience the same thrill, the same finish line, but you will have the chance to slowly build your confidence. Suitable for novice swimmers.

SwimRutland 2km
Conquer Rutland Water. Swim straight across the main body of Rutland water from Normanton church to Whitewell. The original SwimRutland distance. You get a trip on the Rutland Belle to the start line where you will jump in and swim back to the finish line on the North shore of Rutland water. Numbers are restricted on the Rutland Belle. Please do not wait to get on the Rutland Belle, there will be enough places for everyone. However once the boat is full for the final crossing we will not be transporting any competitors to the start line. It will be your own responsibility to get to Normanton church.

SwimRutland 4km
Double the Distance. Swimmers complete a loop from Whitwell to Normanton and back to Whitwell. They asked for double, we gave them double. Swimmers start and finish on the north shore completing an out and back swim across the iconic SwimRutland course. This will be infront of registration on the windsurf beach. A rolling start will be implemented. Swimmers may encounter the 2km swimmers during their swim. There s a feed station mid course which you are more than welcome to visit.

SwimRutland 8km
Long course, Endurance swim, New for 2017 we now offer a huge distance swim for those long distance junkies amongst you. This is a monster and includes two passes of the entire course. This is a huge undertaking and only for experienced open water swimmers. We have extended the cut off times slightly especially for you. You need to confidently complete the distance within the three hour cut off time. Intermediate cut off times apply. Please register nice and early and be ready for the off at 6:30am. There are opportunities to exit the water at 2,4 and 6km points. you can of course get assistance form the safety crew at any point f you need to ext the course. A feed station will be present in the middle of the course, you may visit as many times as you like throughout the event.

Minimum age restrictions apply. Swimmers must be the following age on the day of the swim.
Mini – 12yrs
2km – 16yrs
4km – 16yrs
8km – 18yrs

We cover safety throughout the event with Kayaks, powerboats and stand up paddle boarders. With the Red Cross also on hand we have teamed up to ensure your safety is our number on priority.

Please note: Westuits must be worn, Swim floats must be used, SwimRutland hire floats to competitors. If you have your own already you may use it at our swim events, subject to checks.

Pre Race procedure:
Carefully read the terms and conditions
Carefully read the swim guide prior to the race
Complete the Open Water Swim Participation Agreement


Rutland Water
Whitwell Site, Behind the Harbour Cafe Oakham, United Kingdom + Google Map


The Rutland Marathon
View Organiser Website