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Sporting Event, Sat 20 Jun 2020, £31-£66

Great East Swim

Great East Swim


Holbrook Road,


For more than a decade, John West Great East Swim has provided thousands of people with exhilarating, challenging and safe open water swimming experiences, with distances to suit all levels and abilities, from the newest and youngest participants up to seasoned marathon swimmers.

Staged at Alton Water in Suffolk on Saturday 20 June, the John West Great East Swim is now in its 12th year and has grown to be a must-do open water swim event, famous for its event village and farmers’ market.

Whether it’s your first time or you’re looking for your next adventure, you can guarantee that it will be a fantastic experience in a stunning setting.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Jun 2020 08:00 to 13:30


Half Mile distance - £31
One Mile distance - £36
Two Mile distance - £41
5k distance - £43
10k distance - £66
SwimRun - £71

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See location of Alton Water on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 154349  Lat: 51.97079 Long: 1.13478

By Road:
Take the A137 south towards Manningtree and follow signs.

By Public Transport:
From Ipswich station it is 10 miles to Alton Water.


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted