Open water meetings

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Matlock and District Swimming Club is to hold a trio of Open Water Swim events at the Derwent Gardens, Matlock Bath, on June 28, July 19 and August 16.

There will be three races on each of the evenings: a 250m race at 7pm (minimum age 11), 500m at 7.30pm (minimum age 11) and 1500m at 8pm (minimum age 12).

Registration is on the day only, from 6pm and is £5 for all three races (or even just one or two) for members of ASA affiliated clubs or BTF members (£2 additional levy for all others).

Wetsuits are mandatory and parking is available at Temple Road car park. Please then walk down to Derwent Gardens. River Derwent water quality at Matlock Bath is rated as grade A by the Environment Agency but sensible precautions should be taken.

The event is supported by the Derbyshire Dales District Council but it stresses that Derwent Gardens may not be used for swimming at any other times.