British Triathlon Open Water Swimming Advice

On Monday 11 May, the government updates its advice regarding activity during the COVID-19 crisis to say that in England, some outdoor sports that can safely operate under the new government guidelines, including maintaining social distancing, will be able to restart from Wednesday 13 May. As of the updated government instruction of Monday 11 May, this includes open water swimming but not outdoor swimming pools.

Please read the full guidelines here:

If you do decide to swim anyway, please remember:

  • We recommend that you never swim alone
  • That you need to adhere to social distancing requirements throughout your swim, including changing, which means you can’t ask for help with a wetsuit
  • Beaches remain un-lifeguarded