The Tooting Aquathlon

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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The Tooting Aquathlon - September 2017

20% early bird discount until 10pm on Friday 4th August 2017

On Saturday 16th September Total Motion Events will bring you the third annual Tooting Aquathlon. Once again we will have a fabulous group of aquathletes join us, ranging from multisport veterans all the way through to keen first timers.

This is becoming an event renowned for it friendly and welcoming atmosphere providing the perfect environment for a range of abilities to compete and come together to raise money for causes close to their hearts.  The Tooting Aquathlon has supported The Ickle Pickles Children's Charity in recent years, and we will again in 2017 alongside Royal Trinity Hospice.  

If you would like to nominate a local charity for which you would like to raise money, then please let us know. 

Competitors will get the opportunity to race over 5 lengths of the lido (450m) and 2 loops of Tooting Bec Common (5km).  Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, or simply looking for a fresh challenge, all competitors are welcome. Everyone is chip-timed and you can compete as an individual or in relay teams of two. 

Individual entries £30, team relay entries £40
Commit to raising a minimum of £50 per person for 50% off race entry, or £100 per person for free entry - contact us for more details.


Ickle Pickles Logo

The Ickle Pickles Children’s Charity

The Ickle Pickles Children’s Charity raises money for the vital equipment that keeps the smallest and sickest premature babies alive. Initially started to raise funds for the Neo Natal Unit at St Georges in Tooting, Ickle Pickles now works with NNUs around the country and provides a route for parents to repay a debt of gratitude to the unit that treated their child through a network of regional ambassadors coordinating fundraising efforts nationally.

Royal Trinity Hospice

Royal Trinity Hospice

Royal Trinity Hospice provides expert and compassionate end of life care, support, information and advice to patients and those close to them, working collaboratively with all health and social care providers, to ensure as many people as possible benefit from their expertise across seven London boroughs..

Essential information

The Tooting Aquathlon – 450 m swim & 5km run
Tooting Lido, London SW16 1RU
Saturday 16th September 2016 – 7:30am - TBC
Individuals & Relay Teams
Individual entries £30, team relay entries £40
Commit to raising a minimum of £50 per person for 50% off race entry, or £100 per person for free entry - contact us for more details.

What’s great about this event?


  • Iconic Tooting Lido
  • Pool based swim
  • Chip Timed – Immediate print out and online results
  • Event medal
  • Enter as a team or individual
  • Discounted charity places available offering the chance to raise money for a great cause!

Event Q&A

What is it?

The Tooting Aquathlon comprises an 450m (5 length) lido swim followed by a 5km (2 loops) run around Tooting Common.

Where is it?

Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, London. SW16 1RU

When is it?

Saturday 16th September 2017 at 7:30am (Registration from 6:45am)

How much does it cost to enter?

Individual entries £30, team relay entries £40
Commit to raising a minimum of £50 per person for 50% off race entry, or £100 per person for free entry - contact us for more details.

Is the Aquathlon open to everyone?

The event is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Is the Aquathlon Chip Timed?

Yes, the event will be professionally chip timed allowing you to receive a print out of your splits as well as viewing the results online post event. You will receive your chip on a neoprene band to attach to your ankle at registration.

Can I enter as a team?

Yes, you can enter as a relay team or 2, one swimmer and one runner. The neoprene chip band will act as your baton, which you will hand over in transition.

When does registration open?

Registration will be open from 6:45am, where you will be given race numbers and final instructions for the event.

What is the run route?

The run route will be signposted and marshaled and can be seen on the map.  Runners will follow 2 loops of the common before heading back to the lido and the finish.

Will there be medical supervision?

First aiders will be present at the event and there will be life guards at the pool, as well as marshals on the run course for your safety.

Where is transition?

Transition is located on the grassed area behind the lido café.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your printed race confirmation.

What do I need to wear?

Swim – Goggles, wetsuit (optional, but advisable), swim cap

Transition – Towel – Good to mark your position

Run – Appropriate footwear.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, water will be available on the day.

Are there changing facilities & showers?

The lido has changing and showering facilities that are available to all competitors before and after the event.

Can spectators come along?

Spectators are more than welcome and actively encouraged, so please bring your friends and family along to cheer you on. 

Can I volunteer?

Events such as these cannot take place without the very kind help of volunteers. If you are coming along to spectate, why not get involved too? Please e-mail if you would like to help.

Is there parking?

There is a small car park at the lido and parking in the surrounding roads, although you are encouraged to arrive by other means if possible.