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UK Ultimate Swim - Ellesmere Swim 2023

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Date: Friday 2nd June 2023
Venue: The Mere, Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere SY12 0PA
Swim: Lake
Starts From: 5.30pm, all competitors.

Full - 2.4 mile swim

Half - 1.2 mile swim

Quarter - 0.6 mile swim

Minimum Age:

Quarter - swim 16 yrs

Half - swim 16 yrs

Full - swim 18 yrs

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

The Event

The Shropshire swim is a thrilling adventure that allows you to embrace the beautiful Mere of Ellesmere. Imagine gliding through clear, cool waters surrounded by stunning scenery while feeling the refreshing rush of adrenaline. It's the perfect way to enjoy the water, get some exercise and have fun all at the same time.

Whether you're an experienced swimmer or just looking for a new challenge, the Shropshire swim offers something for everyone. So, grab your swimsuit, goggles and sense of adventure, and get ready to dive into an unforgettable experience.

 This swim is open to all participants and is a great way to start off the weekend. 

Choose from either a 2.4 mile, 1.2 mile, or 0.6 mile swim challenge in the fabulous Mere.


Part of the ULTIMATE WEEKEND OF TRIATHLON you can take part in one, two or all three disciplines, so as always, there is something for everyone and the opportunity to take home one, two, or three of our jigsaw medals!

Just want to take on the swim, then you're on the right page.

For more info on the full ULTIMATE WEEKEND click here.

For more info on the CYCLE click here.

For more info on the Triathlon @Ellesmere Click here.

For more info on the RUN click here.

This is a weekend-long swim, cycle and run challenge for all abilities from novice and first-timer, as well as being a race for the more serious athlete and age group triathlete.

Every competitor will receive an individual medal for each of the swim, cycle, run disciplines and those taking on the full ULTIMATE WEEKEND CHALLENGE will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Wetsuit Use

We will be taking a water temperature friday afternoon.

We advise that all competitors bring their wetsuit as well as suitable swim attire.

Swim safety buoys are allowed if no wetsuit is worn. (Please see table below).

a.) The use of wetsuits is forbidden or mandatory if the following combinations of distance and water temperature are attained:

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Start Times & Cut Off Times

Start times as follows;

Swim: from 5pm

The cut off times are as follows:

Swim: 9pm

Course Information

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UK Ultimate Swim x 4 laps = 2.4 miles

UK Ultimate ½ x 2 laps = 1.2 miles

UK Ultimate ¼ x 1 lap = 0.6 miles

Wetsuits & swim caps are compulsory for all the Ultimate distances.

There will be a minimum of 8 Safety crafts on the water at all times. Water depth between 2 to 3 metres (6 to 10 feet).

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More information about your race

Click Here - Race  Day Information

Full and up-to-date 2023 competitor race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT - you will collect your Timing Chip, at registration on the day.


Please take some time to read all the event information, it will make it far more enjoyable for you and reduce the need to ask questions over the weekend.

Good luck and have a great day!

 For result queries please email [email protected]

2023 Results (Provisional)

UK Triathlon Event Reviews

Adam Critchley - UK Ultimate Half

Wow what a great, well organised event. The waved swim start worked fantastically well and I have to say it was the best swim experience I've had in a race. It is certainly worth considering this format for next year. No anxiety in the water and jostling for space, it just worked perfectly. The marshalls were really helpful and many thanks for their contribution in creating a great race experience.

Overall I would highly recommend this race, whether you are a seasoned triathlete or a complete novice. It is a fun, spectator friendly and well organised event. To the organisers and all involved at UK Triathlon, many thanks for a great weekend.


Sarah Hibble - UK Ultimate

Such a friendly race!! Organisers were great with communication from sign up to race finish

camping at lake was brilliant, there was plenty of parking and everything within a stones throw meant the whole event felt much more relaxed

the support from all never wained, even as we cheered the last competitors over the line late into the night despite the new restrictions i felt safe the whole time, plenty of supplies to keep me going through the race. rather enjoyed the staggered swim start!

highly recommend to both beginner and the more experienced

Discount already applied below
Full was £70 now £60
Half was £55 now £45
Quarter was £40 now £30

Entry Form

Ellesmere Swim 2023


(Price per race entry or per relay team)

The price will adjust automatically as you select your race.

Transgender policy
Only people who are female sex at birth are eligible to compete in the Female category.
All individuals including transgender people are eligible to compete in the Open category. Responses to this question will enable us to allocate competitors into the correct race category as required under the British Triathlon Transgender Policy effective 1 January 2023. This policy can be read here and provides more information regarding race categories and eligibility.
For any queries about the transgender policy, please email [email protected]