Total Motion Aquathlon

Saturday, May 30, 2020


The Total Motion Aquathlon

Next Event: Saturday 30th May 2020 @ 10am - Entries Now Open!! 
(Early Bird discount until 2nd February 2020)

2019 Reviews

"i’d highly recommend this event. Good communication pre-race and flawless organisation on the day. Get it in your race calendar."

"This was such a great event! Would definitely do again, as would the others I entered with."


The Total Motion Aquathlon at Tooting Bec Lido is established as a firm favourite with novice and regular multisport athletes in London. 

Tooting Bec Lido is the largest freshwater swimming pool in the UK and as such provides the perfect venue to create an aquathlon like no-other.

The event begins with a staggered start to the 810m, 9 length swim of Tooting Bec Lido (plenty of overtaking space), and followed by a run of 2 loops of Tooting Common, totalling 5km.  The aquathlon is chip timed, allowing you to receive times and splits immediately after you finish via text message. Participants may enter The Total Motion Aquathlon as a relay team with one person swimming and one running.

Along with our event partners The Clapham Chasers Running & Triathlon Club, we look forward to welcoming all abilities of participant seeking a personal challenge to Tooting Bec Lido.  For members of triathlon clubs from around the capital alongside those this event will again form part of The British Triathlon London League.  Everyone welcome at this super friendly event, perfect for your 1st or your 100th aquathlon!

Event Partnerships

There are numerous opportunities for corporate and brand sponsorships at The Total Motion Aquathlon, if you wish to find out more about how we can work together at the next event, then please contact us.

See you at Tooting Bec Lido in 2020! - ENTER EVENT

Essential information

The Total Motion Aquathlon – 810m swim + 5km run
Tooting Lido, London SW16 1RU
Saturday 30th May 2020 @ 10am
Individuals & Relay Teams (2 people)


£30.00 (+booking fee & +£4 BTF licence if required) until 2nd February 2020
£37.50 (+booking fee & +£4 BTF licence if required) from 3rd February 2020


£40.00 (+booking fee & +£4 (each person) BTF licence if required) until 2nd February 2020
£50.00 (+booking fee & +£4 (each person) BTF licence if required) from 3rd February 2020


What’s great about this event?

  • 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 – Printed and online results
  • Individual or relay team entry.

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 30th May 2020 @ 10am

How much does it cost to enter?


£30.00 (+booking fee & +£4 BTF licence if required) until 2nd February 2020
£37.50 (+booking fee & +£4 BTF licence if required) from 3rd February 2020


£40.00 (+booking fee & +£4 (each person) BTF licence if required) until 2nd February 2020
£50.00 (+booking fee & +£4 (each person) BTF licence if required) from 3rd February 2020

Is the Aquathlon open to everyone?

The event is open to anyone over the age of 17 on 31st December 2020.

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 typically opens 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 contact us iif 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.