The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) will once again be holding their annual Open Water Festival at Lenches Lake, Evesham in Worcestershire.

The festival will take place on Sunday 26th June and tickets to take part range from £10-£30. 

Lee Heard, Charity Director at RLSS UK said: “The Open Water Festival will consist of a variety of races suitable for all ages and abilities. The swims will take place one after the other, and are a great way to get all of the family involved in open water swimming.

“We have seen open water swimming increase in popularity over recent years and events such as ours allow swimming to happen in a fun but safe environment.

“We would like to encourage anyone to attend the event who is interested in open water swimming and would like to find out more, as well as the seasoned pros.”

Events consist of 1600, 800 or 400 metre swims for those aged 16 and over, as well a 200 metre swim for those aged 10 and over, and a Rookie Splash for those under 10 years of age who are accompanied by an adult in the water.

Entrants will be able to enjoy prizes awarded to first place winners in each swim, along with certificates in a presentation ceremony at the end of the event, as well as stalls, activities and food and beverages available throughout the day. Those wishing to stay overnight are able to camp at Lenches Lake and can book direct with Lenches Lake.

Lee Heard added: “Water safety is of course a priority for us and trained lifeguards and safety measures will be in place throughout the day to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the event safely.

“There are a number of ways you can prepare for your open water swim and our Sponge to Plunge is a perfect programme to help you adjust to the cold temperatures.”

RLSS UK welcomes everyone to the event in June.

Sunday 26 June 2022, Lenches Lake, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4UB.

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