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Marathon Swims launches new Spring Swims event at Hillingdon Lido this April

Marathon Swims is the ultimate swimming challenge to open the season, and it’s back with some exciting news. In collaboration with GLL and Better, the new event SRING SPRINTS is an outdoor 1km outdoor swimming time trial challenge, hosted at the newly refurbished Hillingdon Lido, west London on Saturday 2 April 2022.

Enter the SPRING SPRINTS, take on the 1k challenge swim as many times as you’d like (subject to availability). The challenge is chip-timed and each of your times counts. Go all out on one swim, or build up your speed over a few attempts.

However, it is not all sprints – the wave starting at 1pm is the SPRING SWIM – Leisurely Wave, perfect for those that want to enjoy their swim but aren’t racing for a time.

The event is a great way to gather your swimming friends and claim your first outdoor swimming medal of 2022. Our community has also been offered a 10% discount on the entry fee: use the code OUTDOORSWIMMER10.

The SPRING SPRINTS is part of a big day of swimming activity at Hillingdon Lido. The 50m, Grade 2 listed Hillingdon Lido; one of London’s most iconic outdoor pools, will reopen for the 2022 season on 2nd April with an outdoor swimming showcase, hosted by 2021 Olympic Marathon Swimmer Hector Pardoe.

Commenting on the launch day, Hector Pardoe said: “I’m very much looking forward to supporting the relaunch of Hillingdon Lido and sharing my knowledge of outdoor and long distance swimming. There are very few 50m outdoor pools in London and this exceptional facility should be on everyone’s radar as an ideal training venue.”

Marathon Swims is also returning to the London Aquatics Centre, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park! Register your interest in Marathon Swims 2022 – London’s marathon of swimming. Event date tbc. The fastest 10 swimmers over the SPRING SWIMS 1k Challenge will receive a guaranteed entry to this event.

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