The Thames Open Water Swim Series

  • By Paul Moore
  • Published February 5, 2013

For the past 3 years, F3 Events, who founded the original Open Water Series, has delivered the leading Thames Open Water Swim Series, covering the best locations along the Thames Valley region for participants to complete an open water swim in a safe environment. These events have attracted 1000 ’s of swimmers each year, and this summer is set to be another successful year.

Now in its 4th year the open water series kicks off with the Royal Windsor Swim on June 9th – and only 1 week before the Windsor Triathlon, on the same course and stretch of river, starting from Alexandra Gardens.

The swims then move upstream to the famous town of Marlow on July 14th and then Henley on Thames on August 18th.

New for 2013, and to celebrate one year after the Olympic Games, F3 Events are adding another date to the series and on August 24th 1000 ’s of swimmers are expected to join in the mass participation open water swim event at the Royal Berkshire  Festival of Sport, base at Dorney Lake, which is only 4 weeks before the World Triathlon Championship in London ’s Hyde Park

The final leg of the series has always finished only a stone ’s throw from Dorney Lake, on the shores of the Bray Lake Watersports with the Maxifuel Open Water Swim Challenge on September 7th.

Get £5 OFF any of these events before this Sunday, February 10th.

Enter the early bird Discount Code: MAXI5 when prompted

Sunday June 9thRoyal Windsor River Swim

Sunday July 14thMarlow River Swim

Sunday August 18thHenley on Thames River Swim

Saturday August 24thRoyal Berkshire Festival of Sport

Saturday September 7thMaxifuel Open Water Swim Challenge

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Please email the team at if you have any questions or try visiting for other details.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events this year.


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Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is the Online Editor for Triathlete Europe. When not glued to a computer he can be found writing books - most recently Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports and The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges. Both are available on Amazon. Paul has also written Ultimate Triathlon: A complete training guide for long-distance triathletes which is also available on Amazon.