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Spring Swim added to 2012 Speedo Open Water Series

Sea swim event comes to the world's fourth most expensive postcode

On Sunday 6 May 2012, Sandbanks in Poole is set to become the home of the very first Speedo Spring Swim.

With race HQ in the stunning beachside area of Branksome, the Speedo Spring Swim tracks the Sandbanks (the fourth most expensive place to live on the planet) shoreline along a course that makes for sea swimming at its best. The brand new addition to the 2012 Speedo Open Water Swim Series includes distances of 500 metres, 1,000 metres and 1.5 kilometres meaning there is something for everyone that wants to wash away a winter spent in the pool.

If you took part in the Speedo Open Water Swim Series (or any other open water swimming event) in 2011, the Speedo Spring Swim is a great way to take on something new and challenge yourself further. It’s also a great way to prepare for a season of triathlon or prepare for a longer swim challenge later in the year. As with every event in the Speedo Open Water Swim Series, the Spring Swim sees water safety provided by the experienced Human Race Water Safety Crew backed up on the day by local experts from the Beach Lifeguards and local lifesaving teams.

After feedback from the 2011 Speedo Open Water Swim Series participants, Human Race has decided to open up the non-wetsuit option to all swimmers across the whole 2012 Series. So, if you’re training for a channel crossing or just want to immerse yourself in the full ‘open water swim experience’, this is the event for you.

The Speedo Spring Swim isn’t the only opportunity in 2012 to take to the sea in Poole. If 6 May seems a little too soon, the Speedo Open Water Swim Series returns to Sandbanks on Sunday 16 September for the last event in the series.

For more information on the Spring Swim and the Speedo Open Water Swim Series in general visit www.openwaterswimseries.co.uk.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.