John Legge, a competitor from last year’s Open Water Festival, talks about his experience of the Ragley Crawl.

“I entered the inaugural RLSS UK mile swim in September 2015 at Ragley Hall. It was the first actual mile swim I had undertaken although  I had done that distance in the pool and almost that distance in an Olympic triathlon.

With RLSS UK being one of my customers in my business I knew several of the staff on duty. When I arrived on a cold but beautifully clear Sunday morning. Mist covered the lake.  It looked stunning from the lakeside.

It was great to have 3 celebrities there also to either take part or answer questions afterwards.  I finished the swim successfully although not particularly quick but  I was still glad to have taken part. The organisation was excellent right through from booking to arrival and then during and after the swim. It was an overall great occasion and so much so I’ve booked on to it again in May this year!” As there are different distances there’s probably something for all. See you there!”