Published: 24 September 2021

FORMER Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Sharron Davies, MBE, made a splash as part of the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s Open Water Swimming Festival.

Saturday 4 September 2021 saw over 100 families (aged seven to 73-years-old) participating in the hottest fitness trend at the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s (RLSS UK’s) Open Water Festival.

Hosted at The Lenches Lake in Evesham, this festival, which made its long-awaited return, had swim events to suit everyone, whether you were under 10-years-old dashing to make a splash, a beginner finally daring to dip, or a seasoned swimmer getting back to the great outdoors.

Sportswoman, Olympic medallist, and television personality Sharron Davies, MBE, joined us on the day and even participated (along with her 14-year-old son, Finley) in our 200m swim. Councillor Sue Amor, Mayor of Evesham, attended the event also as our VIP Guest.

It was a perfect time to give open water swimming a try: with idyllic surroundings, professional advice on hand, attractions between the swim events, hot food and drinks available, it was a fantastic COVID-safe day out for all the family, and many did begin their open water swimming adventure!

Zone3, developers of the world’s highest-rated open water swimming products, were the headline sponsor of the festival, with additional sponsor support received from dryrobe and Swim Secure.

The day consisted of the following competitive and non-competitive swim events which were suitable for a variety of ages and abilities*:

1600m swim: - Sponsored by Zone 3  

800m swim: - Sponsored by Swim Secure 

400m swim: - Sponsored by

400m leisure loop (non-competitive swim): - Sponsored by

200m swim: - Sponsored by Beyond Swim

Rookie Lifeguard Splash (under 10s supervised swim): - Sponsored by

Feedback received included;-

"An absolutely fantastic and enjoyable event. Thank you all so much."

"Thank you to everyone involved – it was a great day."

"Awesome event, thank you."

"Brilliant event and so well organised"

"Really enjoyed it – thank you."

All participants received a Zone3 swim hat, medal, goody bag and the chance to win great prizes. PLUS, the day raised and over £2,500, which will be used to educate future generations on how to enjoy water safely.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at The Lenches Lake, Evesham, Worcestershire on Saturday 4 September 2021 and congratulations to all our swimmers who took part.

Results and swimmers' times:

Click here for 1600M Swim Results and Times  - Sponsored by Zone 3  

Click here for 800M Swim Results and Times - Sponsored by Swim Secure 

Click here for 400M Swim Results and Times (incl. Leisure Loop) - Sponsored by

Click here for 200M Swim Results and Times - Sponsored by Beyond Swim