Posted in Open Water


Open Water

Posted in Open Water

Open water swimming takes place in outdoor bodies of water such as oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, canals and reservoirs. The activity has grown in popularity in recent years.

Open water racing is an option available to all swimming clubs in Scotland.

Races take place throughout the summer at various venues and over various distances.  All swimmers aged 12 and over are encouraged to take part and experience a different form of the sport. 

Whether you are looking for a new challenge or have ambitions to compete internationally there is a level of competition with the sport you can take part in.



Posted in Open Water

 Link to SNOWS entry


When booking please select 'Book as an Individual'


Saturday 4 September





 AM - Time TBC



 Early PM – Time TBC



 PM – Time TBC



 Sunday 5 September





 AM – Time TBC



 PM – Time TBC



CLOSING DATE: Sunday 22nd August 2021

There will be a virtual briefing on Wednesday 1st September, please note it is compulsory you attend this meeting.

  • Swimmers are not restricted to the number of events they can enter.
  • Further details and timetable will be issued to competitors prior to the event.
  • Start times may vary dependent on the weather conditions.
  • Later entries may be accepted as the discretion of the organisers.
  • Medal Categories will be confirmed in pre-meet information.

 Event Conditions

  • Swimmers may be required to a medical examination prior to the event.
  • The Organising Committee reserve the right not to accept entries from swimmers who they believe may not be capable of completing the event.
  • Competitors must wear swim caps provided.
  • Competitors should be aware that swimming in open water events brings with it a small risk of contracting Leptospirosis (Weils disease) and they should contact their doctor if they feel ill days after the event.
  • Swimmers are recommended to consult their general practitioner regarding requirements for inoculations.


  • I will abide by the Scottish Swimming Championship rules.
  • I am a registered competitor with Scottish Swimming, Swim England, Swim Wales or other National Association.
  • The details I have given on the booking from are correct.
  • I am not knowingly suffering from any disability or illness that would render my participation in these Championships inadvisable.
  • I consider, that given the nature of the event, I am a sufficiently competent swimmer.
  • I understand that in the event of my retiring during the race, safety crews will use all means necessary to assist me into the safety craft.
  • I understand that entry fees are not refundable.
  • Scottish Swimming work in partnership with Open Water Rescue, members of the Royal Life Saving Society, to provide safety cover and consultancy.





More Articles...