Great East Swim - Alton Water, Suffolk
The Great East Swim on Saturday 21st June saw 4 OTS-ers make the journey to deepest darkest Suffolk for this open water race which is part of the Great Swim series. The team of Clinton, Martin, Lizzie and Lucille arrived early at the picturesque Alton Water reservoir near Ipswich, with the sun shining and a nervous high, especially for Lucille and lizzie who had never swum in an open water swimming race before.
Clinton and Martin B took part in the 2 mile race. In matching wetsuits (with red arms) it was great to spot them hitting the front of the field and that is where they stayed. Clinton was first out the water in 44.38 and Martin 3rd in 44.53. First race down and two podium places for Out To Swim.
It was then the turn of the 1 mile racers with 8 waves setting off through out the day. Lizzie finished in a time of 23.04 having gone off course and was redirected back by a canoeist but finished 3rd in the women's event out of 362 swimmers, 2nd in age group and 15th out of a total of 682 finishers. Lucille also had a cracking swim finishing in 29mins 19 sec, 47th out of 362 women.
Well done all.