will take place at the stunning Ellingham Water Ski lake and has three routes
to choose from. Ideal for the experienced swimmer looking for a quick time or
those training for long distance triathlons and is also perfect for those
getting into open water swimmer.
medal awaits each swimmer at the finish line!
The swim is a part of the New Forest Rattler Endurance Weekender so why not enter the bike or run and make a massive weekend of it!
The swim will be timed.
|3|| Epic – 3.8kms||£35 |
|2|| Standard – 2.5kms||£33 |
|1|| Half – 1.4kms||£30 |
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From The South East / London:
From M3 continue onto M27 Westbound. M27 eventually becomes A31 – continue
Westbound to Ringwood. Exit at Ringwood and turn right at Roundabout following
A338 Salisbury & Fordingbridge. On the edge of Ringwood (after approx 1.5m)
just after passing the speed de-regulation signs, turn Right into Ellingham
Drove – look for brown signs to “Ellingham Waterski”.
From The West / Bournemouth:
Follow A31(A338) Eastbound and exit at Ringwood and turn left at Roundabout
onto A338 Salisbury & Fordingbridge – follow as above.
From Salisbury / North: Take
A338 Southbound from Salisbury towards Ringwood. Continue past Fordingbridge
and Ibsley, then look for brown signs to “Ellingham Waterski” on your left just
after the big lake & Quarry also on your left.
Parking is very limited at the lake and will be reserved for those with restricted mobility.
The main car park will be at Moyles Court School, Moyles Court, Ringwood BH24 3NF . It is about a 1km walk to the lake from the car park. It will be fully signed.
obey the No Parking Cones, parking only where permitted. This is for the safety
Please do not park in the entrance to Ellingham Water ski club
can view the Swim Course 5.30am – 7.45am
footpath follows the perimeter of the lake giving many places from which to
view – it starts at the gated entrance to the waterski club. There are also
viewing areas at the start and exit of the swim course. Please keep clear of the taped / fenced
routes in and out of the finish area. For security reasons only competitors are
allowed within the finish compound.
The swim is
a clockwise circuit in the lake. The course will be clearly marked with Buoys,
and explained at the race briefing at the start. There will be a number of
Rescue Canoes and a Safety Boat. If you get into difficulty during the swim
turn onto your back and raise one arm in the air, assistance will come to you.
are reminded that no inland waterways in Britain are considered safe for swimming.
Do not swim if you have an open wound, feel unwell or are recovering from a
virus or infection, as your immune system may not be strong enough to ward off
infections. In the event of illness after swimming, medical advice and
treatment should be sought from your GP.
Furthermore, to avoid the possible spread of weed between bodies of water, athletes should always ensure that their wetsuits are rinsed thoroughly dried between swims at different venues.