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Hever Castle Swim

Castle Triathlon Series

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Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge, TN8 7NG, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Up to 3km ?

1.00ML

Swim

Sept. 28, 2019
Up to 3km ?

2.50KM

Swim

Sept. 28, 2019
3km+ ?

5.00KM

Swim

Sept. 28, 2019

Overview

The Hever Castle Triathlon boasts a unique and stunning swim route which takes in the Castle Lake and River Eden and circumnavigates 16 Acre Island so it is hardly surprising that Outdoor Swimmer Magazine wants to dive in and offer open water swimmers the opportunity to experience it. The swim described by many triathletes as the ‘best open water swim ever completed’ will now be open to outdoor swimmers as an event in its own right with distances including 2.5km, 5km (2 loops) and 1 mile.As well as the one-mile leisure and family wave, we are offering 2.5km and 5km distances for swimmers looking for more of a challenge. The latter is half the Olympic open water marathon distance. All swimmers will be provided with timing chips and the races categorised into wetsuits and non-wetsuits. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female competitors inin the 2.5km and 5km events. each distance. Parents of enthusiastic swimmers are encouraged to enter the one mile event alongside their children and swim with them.





Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Hever Castle Swim, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.69
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Natural Beauty
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4.51
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Registration Process
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4.49
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Uniqueness
All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Firsly, the race location was absolutely stunning. This was my first outdoor competitive swim and I was really excited. I had a slight panic at the start as the water was so muddy I couldn't get my breath or bearings. Once I got going it was was lovely until the ea...Read full review

Andrew Eames
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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This was my first time taking part in the swim series and my first time swiming more than a mile in open water. Overall I enjoyed the event, but have listed feedback below. Signage to the swim registration from the temporary car parks were clear, but it felt odd to be so far a...Read full review

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Reviews (45)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 4.2
2019 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.3
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Logistics
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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 average for this event is 

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