There are just three months to go until the 2015 Great East Swim, drugs which takes place on 20th June at Alton Water on the Shotley Peninsula. The annual event offers the opportunity for some open water swimming and the excitement of competing in a big event, in a beautiful setting. There is a choice of four distances: 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 2 mile and 5K and entry fees start at £28.
New for 2015 is the Challenger Wave, just to add a bit of spice to proceedings, and is for those wanting to complete a mile swim in under 30 minutes. And there are trophies to be won, which will be presented on the Great Swim podium!
If swimming does not really appeal, there is also wind surfing, sailing, fishing, off-road cycling, lots of footpaths and plenty of wildlife at Alton Water, making it a lovely location to spend the day. Most of the equipment needed is available to hire and there is also a cafe on the 40 acre site and lots of space for picnicking.
For more details on how to enter the outdoor swimming event, please visit the Great East Swim website.
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