Big Swim

9th September 2018

Towards the end of the summer swimming season every year we host a marvelous day of measured and timed open water swims at the beautiful Fritton lake. Situated within the Somerleyton Estate this is the ideal way to celebrate a summer of open water. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and three distances to choose from, ranging from 1500m to 5km, there is an event for everyone. Can’t choose? Why not make a day of it and swim all three? With prizes for the top 3 swimmers taking on all events and a special package where you get entries to all 3 events for the price of 2 there’s every reason to take on this challenge! Whatever your choice it’s always a fun and relaxed way to finish a Summer of swimming.


       9:00   5km (3 lap) swim

      13:00  3km swim comprising two laps of the 1500m route.

      15:00  1500m, single loop, swim

Finishers medals, prizes to top 3 males and females and age group winners and prizes to top 3 swimmers taking on all 3 distances.


Entry fee:


3km: £16

1500m: £11

Triple Big Swim: £37

Entries open 26th January

We are always on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at our events. With roles as varied as handing out medals  to providing swim support at our open water events we can find a job to suit you. Click here to find out more.

After the summer season of swimming it’s always nice to join in with a sociable timed swimming event. It’s a chance to put your swim training into practice and measure your performance. As well as this it’s always a pleasure to experience different sections of the lake usually kept private for all other intents and purposes.

Every swimmer will be timed in their swim and will receive a free swimming cap to keep. Those who have performed particularly well will be up for prizes at the end of the event but everyone who takes part will be equally well rewarded. Spaces are limited though so ensure you enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

During the swim you will be monitored by a safety team operating from rescue boats and kayaks. If you are interested in providing volunteer swim support to the event from kayak or paddle-board please get in touch with us at .