The Total Motion Aquathlon 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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The Total Motion Aquathlon is back!

Entries Now Open with a 20% early bird discount until midnight 1st February 2019

The Total Motion Aquathlon returns to the iconic Tooting Bec Lido, the largest freshwater swimming pool in the UK, on Saturday 25th May 2019 for the latest edition of this popular event, and now in it's 3rd year as part of the BTF London Senior League.

The event will begin with a staggered start to the 810m, 9 length swim of Tooting Bec Lido, and followed by a run of 2 loops of Tooting Common, totaling 5km.  As always the aquathlon will be chip timed, allowing you to receive times and splits immediately after you finish via text message. If you wish you may enter The Total Motion Aquathlon as a relay team with one person swimming and one running.

You can also take part in The 2019 Total Motion Aquathlon on behalf of charity, so if you are looking to compete to raise money, then please contact one of our charity partners (see below) to receive your free entry code, subject to a minimum fundraising commitment.

In 2017 & 2018 The Total Motion Aquathlon sold out well in advance, so be sure to enter early and secure your place poolside in 2019.  Just to sweeten the deal we are offering a 20% discount on race entry until the end of January.

Along with our event partners The Clapham Chasers Running & Triathlon Club, we are looking forward to welcoming members of triathlon clubs from around the capital alongside charity competitors and those seeking a personal challenge.  All abilities welcome at this super friendly event.


Entries Close 20th May 2019

Essential information

The Total Motion Aquathlon – 810m swim + 5km run
Tooting Lido, London SW16 1RU
Saturday 25th May 2019 - 10:00am
Individuals & Relay Teams (2 people)
Individuals £28.00 (early Bird) / £35.00 

Teams £40.00 (early bird) / £50.00 

Note Early Bird pricing until midnight 1st February 2019
Prices exclude booking fees and BTF Licence

What’s great about this event?

  • 2019 London Senior League Fixture
  • BTF permitted event and run in accordance with British Triathlon Competition Rules
  • Iconic Tooting Lido, the UK’s largest swimming pool
  • Pool based, wetsuit swim
  • Medal
  • Chip Timed – Results via text message
  • Prizes to be won
  • Individual or relay team entry.
  • Option to support a local charity.

Event Q&A

What is it?

The Total Motion Aquathlon comprising a lido swim followed by a run around Tooting Common.

Where is it?

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

When is it?

Saturday 25th May 2019 - 10:00am

How much does it cost to enter?

£35.00 (+£3 BTF licence if required)

£45.00 (+£3 (each person) BTF licence if required)

FREE via one of our charity partners, subject to a minimum charity commitment.

Is the Aquathlon open to everyone?

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

Is the Aquathlon Chip Timed?

Yes, the event will be professionally chip timed allowing you to receive a text message with 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 an individual or in a relay team of two.

When does registration open?

Registration will be open from 1.5 hours prior to the start, where you will be given race numbers, timing chips and final instructions for the event.

Where is the run route?

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

When you register you will be directed to transition.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your printed race confirmation.

What do I need to wear?

Swim – Goggles, wetsuit (strongly advised),swim cap.  Please note that wetsuits are likely to be compulsory for the swim leg, with the pool temperature likely to be mid teens degrees centigrade.

Transition – Towel – Good to mark your position!

Run – Appropriate footwear.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, refreshments will be available on the day on the run course and at the finish.

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.