Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun 

SwimRun is back in South West London as Total Motion Events and The South London Swimming Club host this exciting new sport at the Tooting Bec Lido this June. This increasingly popular endurance sport is similar to an aquathlon however participants will swim and run multiple times wearing the same kit for both disciplines with no rest in between - there is no transition.

The SwimRun will consist of four runs totalling 8.8km and four swims totalling 1km alternating between Tooting Bec Lido and Tooting Bec Common.


  • Swimming in your footwear is recommended but you can remove your shoes and transport them in the swim, this could include using a dry bag or float.
  • Flotation devices are permitted during the swim, this includes pull buoys and tow floats.
  • Use of hand paddles and flippers is allowed.
  • You will enter the water feet first. Diving is not permitted.
  • You must return to the finish with the equipment that you started with, you cannot leave items around the course.

You may enter individually or as a team of two. Teams will be required to swim and run together offering each other moral support as opposed to a relay style team race.

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Essential information

Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun – 1km of swimming + 8.8km of running
Tooting Lido, London SW16 1RU
Wednesday 6th June - 19:50
Individuals & Teams
£25 per person / £20 for SLSC members

What’s great about this event?

  • Based at the iconic venue, Tooting Lido, the UK’s largest swimming pool
  • Prizes and offers from event partners
  • Chip Timed – Immediate print out and online results
  • The chance to try something new!

Event Q&A

What is it?

The Tooting Bec Lido SwimRun comprising 4 run legs and 4 swim legs.

Where is it?

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

When is it?

Wednesday 6th June 2018 - 19:50

How much does it cost to enter?

£25 per person / £20 for SLSC members

Is the SwimRun open to everyone?

The event is open to anyone over the age of 18.

Is the SwimRun 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, the event is open to teams of 2.  Each member of the team is required to complete the full distance and stay within 5 metres of each other throughout.  They will not be tethered.

When does event day registration open?

Registration will be open from 1 hour prior to the start, where you will be given race numbers and final instructions for the event.

What is the run route?

The 4 run routes will be signposted and marshaled and can be seen on the map.  

Will there be safety supervision?

Life guards will be present at the pool, as well as marshals on the run course for your safety.

Where is transition?

There is no transition as competitors will run and swim in all of their kit.  There will however be a bag drop facility.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your printed race confirmation.

What do I need for the event?

All kit must be kept with competitors at all times

-Compulsory kit:
Running Shoes (laced rather than elastic laces so that they stay on during the swim)
Participants must wear a tri suit or similar if not wearing wetsuit. 
-Optional kit:
Wetsuit (Can be a shorty, but you must run in it too)
Pull Buoy
Hand paddles

Where can I find more information and rules for the SLSC SwimRun event?

Take a look at the SLSC website for more specific information about this SwimRun event.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, refreshments 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.