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Marathon Swims 2019 set to welcome record numbers

PUBLISHED: 12:10 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:10 29 November 2018

Marathon Swims event (Pic: Ian Marriott-Smith)

Marathon Swims event (Pic: Ian Marriott-Smith)

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Marathon Swims, the “London Marathon” of swimming, has launched its 2019 event.

Two Marathon Swims competitors hi five (Pic: Ian Marriott-Smith)Two Marathon Swims competitors hi five (Pic: Ian Marriott-Smith)

Swimming’s own marathon returns (9 and 10 November 2019) to the iconic London Aquatics Centre, home of swimming during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Marathon Swims sold out in its first two years, and organisers expect it to do so again in record time. The event is expanding to enable more participants to take on the blue-ribband event, the Marathon 10k.

The 10k swimming marathon is a popular open water challenge and has been an Olympic medal event since Beijing 2008. The team behind Marathon Swims reinvented the swimming marathon to be a pool-based 10k, 5k and 1k event. The result is a stand-out challenge and premium event experience.

The innovative Marathon Swims format delivers instant, reliable RFID chip-timed results. The dynamic scoreboard and poolside screens show leader changes, numbers of laps and record times as they happen. The result is a highly engaging event for both participants and spectators in a stunning venue.

Marathon Swims event (Pic: Ian Marriott-Smith)Marathon Swims event (Pic: Ian Marriott-Smith)

“We have been delighted at the response and interest in Marathon Swims. To engage such great partners and to sell out in our first two years proved to us that swimming as a sport has great potential for growth and development. We set out to create an experience and challenge like no other in the pool. We wanted to deliver the same sense of occasion and challenge as the London Marathon delivers for runners. We’re excited about where we can take this innovative swimming concept.” stated Marathon Swims founder, Diccon Loy.

Founding event partners Better have renewed their partnership, along with partners; swimming holiday provider SwimQuest, Outdoor Swimmer Magazine and coaching company Swim for Tri.

Entries to Marathon Swims 2019: London are now open.

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