Sat, 03 Jul | Waterland Outdoor Pursuits - Lake 32

Entries now closed - Cotswold Big Swim July 2021

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Entries now closed - Cotswold Big Swim July 2021

Time & Location

03 Jul, 08:00 – 12:00
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits - Lake 32, Spratsgate Ln, Cirencester GL7 6DF

About The Event


Cotswold Water Park, Lake 32 (Waterland Outdoor Pursuits), Spratsgate Ln, Cirencester GL7 6DF - just off A419 (between Swindon and Cirencester). A clear, fresh water lake, which is used for swimming on a regular basis, as well as paddle board and canoe hire. There are changing and toilets on-site, hot catering provided and plenty of room for spectator viewing.


There will be two events held in 2021, the first on Saturday 3rd July and the second on Saturday 11th September. Both events will have a 1 mile and 2 mile option. We have kept the combo entry that was introduced for the 2020 events. The combo entry allows you to take part in both events for just £40.00!

Cotswold Big Swim - 1 mile

Open to anyone who can cover the distance, Ideal for those wanting an early season tester or taking their first step into open water

swimming (minimum age 14 as at 31/12/20). Please note wetsuits are strongly recommended.

Cotswold Big  - 2 mile

Open to anyone who can cover the distance (minimum age 14 as at 31/12/20). Anyone aged under 16 must be a regular club swimmer and their parents must sign a disclaimer/permission form on the morning of the event to confirm they can easily cover the distance. Please note wetsuits are strongly recommended.


The swim will take place in a clear gravel bottom lake over a multi-lap course which will be GPS measured, clearly marked and have a full safety crew. Wetsuits are strongly recommended for these events.


All results will be available as you finish and posted on this website Saturday evening after the event.

Individual Prizes

- Top three male and female

- First place in male and female U16, U18, 40+, 50+ and 60+

Special team September Prizes

September one mile Glenys France Memorial Trophy. A true ambassador to swimming helping promote the sport from local county events to European and World Championships. The 'Glenys France Memorial Team Trophy' will be presented to the winning team in the One Mile event for the first five (male or female) from a team to cross the finish line - cumulative positions will count, lowest score wins.


The Devere Hotel is just 4 miles from venue, see details at or there is camping two miles from swim start at Go-By-Cycle,GL7 6DS. This is a registered campsite with toilet and shower facilities within the site and some electrical hook-ups. Book at Sorry No Dogs Allowed. Or visit local tourist info site at 

Wetsuit Hire

There are several Wetsuit Hire Companies available on the internet. Please contact us if you need any more help.

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