What is Swim Serpentine?
Swim Serpentine is the newest event created and organised by London Marathon Events Ltd. Swim Serpentine 2021 will be the event’s third year and it’s fast becoming London’s premier open water swimming event. You don’t have to worry about currents and you will be swimming around the historic Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park.
The London Classics’ medal
Have you already run the London Marathon or cycled Ride London 100? Completing any of these 3 events will allow you to claim a London Classic’s Medal. Join the elite club of people who have run, cycled and swum the capital’s most famous mass participation events. These events can be completed in any order between anytime period and once you have your London Classic’s Medal you will be listed in the London Classics Hall of Fame. Please note you need to complete the 2 mile swim to qualify for the classics medal.
What makes this the event for me?
Swimming is a low impact sport because it is non-weight bearing. you should not enter your first open water event without having swum outdoors previously. Start off gradually and build up the distance.
The two-mile swim will cover a challenging two full (1.6km) laps of the Serpentine. You should aim to swim at least twice a week or more and one of these swims should be outdoors where possible.
To train for an open water swim, you need to consider two aspects of the event:
- Being swim fit: the easiest way to become swim fit is to regularly use a swimming pool or lido, where you can practise your technique and enhance your fitness.
- Being acclimatised to swimming outdoors: you should be comfortable swimming in all conditions and be mindful that there will be other swimmers in close proximity to you.
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