october, 2021

2oct9:00 am- 11:50 pmBLDSA Colwick Park Championships, Nottingham5km Senior Freestyle/Breaststroke/Wetsuit/ 1Km Novice course


Event Details

Saturday 7th May 2022

Nottingham, U.K.

Colwick Park Open.


Open Water Swim Festival.


Individual and team relay events, wet-suit and traditional pool swimwear categories.

1k,, 3k, and 5k races.


Simply pick your distance and your favourite stroke

Start times.     Morning events.              Entry Fees.

10:00              1k, 3k, and 5k                    £20 – £40 (solo swimmers.)

10:00              5k relay                                 £40 (3 – 5 swimmers.)

Colwick Park is the first open water British Long Distance Swimming Association event of the 2022 season. This small, sheltered lake is ideally situated to the south of Nottingham at Colwick Park watersports centre. Make a sharp, early start to your summer of events at Colwick, whether you are a seasoned open water swimmer or a novice triathlete, get ahead of the pack at a friendly and competitive swim meet. B.L.D.S.A. events are the benchmark for water sports safety, fully insured with comprehensive safety rib and kayak cover, first aid facilities and open water swim advice.


Entries Open 1st November 2021




Entries for the 1 km are on the day.

Entries open 00:00 2nd January 2021.

Registration on the day

9:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.


9.30am – All swimmers must attend.



Time limit

There will be a time limit of 3.5hours on this swim.


The presentation will be held on the lake side or in the Adventure Centre as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.

Non UK Residents

Non UK Residents must provide evidence of membership of their governing body or individual insurance for Open Water Swimming.


From the North leave the M1 at junction 26 and follow the A610 into Nottinham City Centre then follow the signs for Trent Bridge, Nottingham Racecourse and Colwick Park.

On reaching Nottingham Racecourse follow A612 Southwell Road keeping Nottingham Racecourse on your right.  After the Toby Carvery Restaurant turn right at the second set of traffic lights into Mile End Road.  Then immediately right into River Road which leads into Colwick Park.  To gain entry into the park you will need a £2 to raise the barrier (your exit is free) then follow the road through the park until you reach West Lake and Colwick Park Adventure Centre.

From the South leave the M1 at junction 24 and follow the A453 towards Nottingham then follow directions as above.

For those people who wish to use sat nav the post code for the park is NG4 2DW

Emergency Safety Cover

Emergency Safety cover will be provided; at a minimum this will include the BLDSA rescue boat and a number of canoes spaced around the course.

General Information

All persons are advised to report any incidents, including near misses, to a nominated person who shall be named at the championship briefing meeting.

The BLDSA has in place Anti-Bullying and Child & Vulnerable Adult Policies. Copies of which may be obtained from the BLDSA Safeguarding Officer.

Any person associated with the swim is expected to pay any car park charges that may be due from the parking of their vehicle.


We are most fortunate to have access to the new Adventure Centre on the lakeside where there are showers toilets and changing facilities.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Welsh




(Saturday) 9:00 am - 11:50 pm




Kevin Welshe mail: kevinwelsh63@btinternet.com