We are committed to the safety and well-being of everyone in our race community in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have decided to make the hard decision to cancel this years event on August 9th 2020. We are very sorry for any disappointment  this may have caused but the safety of our athletes  and spectators  comes first! 


However we will be back  next year and are currently organising a date for August 2021,  this page will be fully updated once we have confirmed the new date. 


If you have additional questions, please contact and we will be more then happy to answer them! 

Bomere Pool Aquathlon and Open Water Swim 2020

Bomere Pool Aquathlon and Open Water Swim 2020

Date: Sunday 9th August 2020

Location: Bomere Pool, Condover, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7AP

Region – West Midlands

Race Directors – Sophie Whittingham and Tony Smalley


Event Overview

Welcome to the inaugural Bomere Pool Aquathlon and Open Water Swim, in the stunning Shropshire countryside.

This will be a friendly aquathlon and open water swim, open to competitors of all abilities and experience.

Three different events will be held on the same day:

  • The Open Water Swim – a 1km and 2km lake swim.
  • The Sprint Aquathlon – a 750-metre lake swim followed by a 5km trail run.
  • The Aquathlon Relay – relay teams consisting of three members. Each athlete completes a 250-metre swim and a 2.5km run before tagging the next team member. When all three members have completed the swim and run, the total time will stop when the third member of the team crosses the finish line.

The Aquathlon Relay is a unique event and you’ll struggle to find another event of its kind locally. Even if you’ve taken part in events earlier in the day, why not get some teammates together and prepare yourself for an action-packed, short and sharp race…?! Our relay promises to be great fun and an exciting way to finish the day off!

You can enter all three events if you’re feeling keen!

Bomere Pool is a large lake venue with easy entry and exit points via a beach. It is weed-free with great water quality, which can be quite warm in August.

The run will be a trail run set within the grounds and through the woods alongside the lake. In August, the trail should be sufficiently mud-free to allow for good times on this fast, relatively flat course.

This will be a great fun day for all!!

Events and Distances

Bomere Pool Open water Swim – 1km £14 and 2km and £18 (plus service fee)
  • Start Time – 9:30am
  • Distance – 1km and 2km
  • Swim – Open Water, Lake swim
  • Age – 18+
Bomere Pool Aquathlon (Sprint Distance) - £30 (plus service fee)
  • Start Time – 11:30am
  • Distance – 750-metre Swim, 5km Run
  • Terrain –Trail Run
  • Swim – Open Water Lake swim
  • Age – 18+
Bomere Pool Aquathlon Relay - £35 per team (plus service fee)
  • Start Time – 2:30pm
  • Distance – 250-metre Swim, 2.5km Run
  • Terrain –Trail Run
  • Swim – Open Water Lake Swim
  • Three members per team
  • Mixed, Male and Female teams
  • Age – 18+


Parking will be available on the day at a cost of £2 per car. People are advised to car share if possible.



For the Sprint Aquathlon and the Open Water Swims, there will be prizes for the first three open male and open female competitors, and first male and female in the over 40, over 50, and over 60 age categories. (Competitors can only win one prize).

For the Aquathlon Relays, there will be a prize for first male team, female team and mixed.


Chip timing will be used on the day. All results will be available online immediately after the event.

Event Features

  • Chip Timing
  • Distance markers
  • Prizes
  • Water safety cover
  • Toilets
  • Catering
  • Results on website
  • Traffic Free
  • Goodie Bag
  • Stalls
  • Finisher Medal
  • Distance Markers

British Triathlon Race Day Membership

Day Membership is essential for individuals who are not a Home Nation member of British Triathlon but want to compete in a British Triathlon permitted event taking place in England or Wales. Without it, you WILL NOT be able to compete in the race! Day Membership provides public liability (up to £15million) cover for the duration of the event only.


Where can you purchase Day Membership?

A one-day membership can be purchased while registering on the day at Bomere Pool Aquathlon and Open Water Swim.


How much is a Day Membership?

The Membership fee is to be paid on the day of the event at registration if you fail to show your British Triathlon Membership card. See below for the day membership costs…

Open Water Swim 1km and 2km
Day Membership will cost £2 for the open water swims

Aquathlon Sprint
Day Membership costs £1 for competitors aged under 20. For those 20 years and above it costs £4.

Aquathlon Relays
If you can provide your membership card or you have already purchased the day membership for the Aquathlon Sprint you DO NOT need to buy another one for the relays. However, your swim membership WILL NOT cover you, you will need to purchase another day membership for the relays and this will cost £2

All members of the relay team will require membership.


What Day Membership doesn’t cover:

Day Membership does not include personal accident cover, it also does not provide insurance cover for your equipment and kit.


Race Day Rules

Bomere Aquathlon and Open Water Swim will be following the British Triathlon rule book.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to know the rules which the event will be following, both in relation to the competition rules by which competitors must abide by, but also eligibility rules.

As the Event will only be including Swim and Run please ignore the Cycling section of the manual found here.


Water Temperate and Wetsuit Use

Please follow the link above to check out more in-depth information about the use of wetsuits during the event.

The below table shows the temperate the lake needs to be for the use of wetsuits to either be forbidden or mandatory. If the Temperate is in between then wetsuits are optional.

Swim Length Forbidden Above Mandatory Below
Up to 1500m 22° 14°
1501 -3000m 23° 15°
3001 – 4000m 24° 16°

Race Information

Further race and course information will be posted on this website over the coming months. An email will also be sent out to all competitors. If you require any more information in the meantime, please get in touch via the event contacts below.

Start times will be sent out 1-2 weeks before the event.

Event Contacts

Sophie Whittingham – Event Director


Mobile: 07837 962778