may, 2024

19may9:00 amBLDSA Thrybergh Country Park1k, 3k, and 5k Events


Event Details

Entries for the 1 km are available on the day CASH payment only £15.

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                    £10 – £30 – £45 (solo swimmers.)

10:00              5k relay                                 £50 (Team entry price) (2 – 5 swimmers.)

Thrybergh Park is the first open water British Long Distance Swimming Association event of the 2024 season. Thrybergh is a reservoir and nature reserve in South Yorkshire. It is located between Thrybergh and Hooton Roberts on the outskirts of Rotherham and opened in 1983.

Make an early start to your summer of events at Thrybergh, 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.


BLDSA Member Thrybergh Park Relay EntryThis is for BLDSA MEMBERS ONLY 





NON Member Thrybergh Park EntryThis is for NON MEMBERS ONLY  NON Member Thrybergh Park Relay FormThis is for NON MEMBERS ONLY



Entries for the 1 km are available on the day CASH payment only £15.

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 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.


The Country Park is 5 miles from the A1(M) and M1 and 3 miles from the
M18, on the main Rotherham to Doncaster, A630 road between Thrybergh and Hooton Roberts.

Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. S65 4NU
Tel: 01709 850353

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.


Lakeside café over looking the lake is well-equipped and open 7 days a week and is very welcoming.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Welsh


(Sunday) 9:00 am


Kevin Welshe mail:

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