The 2019 Great Swim Series is still open for entries, and for those who step up to the challenge, there could be a cash prize and the opportunity to train with a British Swimming program.
The forthcoming Great North Swim on 8th June 2019 is the first race of the series and also doubles up as the qualifier for the European Junior Championships this summer.
In addition, results of the elite race will be included in considerations selections for the 5km race at the 2019 World Championships.
British Swimming’s Marathon Lead Bernie Dietzig is encouraging swimmers to come and take part and see if they have what it takes to compete in open water swimming.
He said: “We have a lot of talented and hardworking swimmers in this country who dedicate hours within a pool – the Great British Open Water Elite Series gives individuals a well organised race opportunity.
“Not only will you get the chance to compete against some of our best marathon swimmers, but it will also be a unique opportunity to get noticed.
“Depending on previous experience and age of the winner, the series offers a great stepping stone for this individual to hopefully progress to the next level.”
Along with an £800 cash prize, selection to a British Swimming programme is on offer for the female and male winner of the series.
For more information about the event and to view the entry criteria please click here.