Competitor Information

Returning on July 4th 2021

2km, 5km & 10km Open Water Swims & Kids Aquathlons based at the stunning Bewl Water, Kent.  Great endurance events lined up for adults and children – sign up and jump in…

The Course

Swim Bewl will be a 1 km lap circuit for the 2km, 5km & 10km Endurance swims. There is great visibility for spectators and crew from the The Waterfront Lawns or along the Dam. There will be an  “Australian Exit” after each lap, passing over a timing mat and through the Hydration & Nutrition area before heading back to the water for more laps, this short 10m really creates a great atmosphere for swimmers and spectators! Once complete head under The Finish Gantry to collect your well earned bespoke Swim Bewl finishers medal.

Kids Aquathlon runs will use the path and dam. Scroll down for the image map layout map, more detailed course details will be included in the final race information.


Bewl Swims (& Kids Aquathlons) follow BTF water temperature guidelines for wetsuits. Please ensure you are confident in open water swimming for this event, with AND without wetsuits.

UPTO 1500m distance (triathlons) 14°C  – 22°C  (forbidden above 22°C)

1501 – 3000m Optional between 15°C  – 23°C  (forbidden above 23°C)

3001m upwards –  Optional between 16°C – 24°C  (forbidden above 24°C)

If you require wetsuit hire for the event, please visit with our 5% partnership discount code TLSPORTS.


Open water swimming participation is becoming increasingly popular. As with every endurance challenge it comes with some risks. Our water safety team have put together some really useful information for anyone involved in Open Water Swimming.