Distances from 750 metres to 5k


The Cotswold Big Swim Festival offers something for a whole family of swimmers and is a celebration of outdoor swimming, set in the beautiful Cotswolds.

​The event has a variety of distances to suit all ages and abilities. The event village will include exhibitors, retailers, club stands, food stands, music and even a coaching expert. An exciting morning for all..!

Will from DB Max has teamed up with 'Shouty' Dave to take the event on, where Ciaran left off - G'day Ciaran.

We look forward to welcoming past participants as well as encouraging new swimmers too. A wonderful open-water series, that we hope will inspire you to adopt a healthier lifestyle with some beautiful lake swimming

Race Information

Race Distances

  • 750 metre swim
  • 1.9 kilometre swim
  • 3.8 kilometre swim
  • 5 kilometre swim

Race Start Time
Start times will be published in May but all waves will be between 07:30 - 09:00 dependent on swim distance. All starts will be rolling starts where your time will start as you enter the water.

Race Entry

  • 750 metre swim - £27.00
  • 1.9 kilometre swim - £30.00
  • 3.8 kilometre swim - £33
  • 5 kilometre swim - £38

We are pleased to be able to offer Klarna as a payment option for this event, meaning that you can secure your place now for 2024 and pay in instalments with no added interest.

Spectators are permitted at this event, as are your four-legged friends, though please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times and any mess is cleared up appropriately.

Club Entry
If you would like to make the Cotswold Big Swim Festival a club race, please contact us for more details. We also offer discounts for group entries. Please contact Will on 01225 632 103 or will@dbmax.co.uk to register your interest.

Parking the will be available and will be charged at £5 per car. Details on the car parking locations will be sent out in advance of race day.

Registration and Briefing Times
Registration will be on Saturday morning from 06:30 and your timing chip will be collected here. You do not receive anything by post.
There will a briefing on the day at water's edge..

So, what do you get from DB Max at the Cotswold Big Swim Festival?

• Chip timing and live results.

• Medal and goodies for all finishers.

• Beginner-friendly racing.

• On-site catering with hot food and drinks.

• Race photography from Charles Whitton.

• The world's best marshal, Shouty Dave.

Marshals and Volunteers
To successfully run our events we require the help and support of marshals and volunteers. If you are able to assist at one of our events or have friends or family coming along who may be able to help, then please contact will@dbmax.co.uk.

We offer free entry to a future DB Max event in return for marshalling.

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Venue & Accommodation


For details on the venue and how to get there, please click here. The postcode for Sat Navs is GL7 6DF.

Getting Here

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier and it is situated only a short distance from Jct 17 (Chippenham) or Jct 16 (Swindon) of the M4. Car journey times from major cities are:-

London – 2 hours
Birmingham – 1 hour 30 minutes
Bristol – 50 minutes
Cardiff – 1 hour 20 minutes
Swansea – 2 hours
Exeter – 2 hours
Nottingham – 2 hours 30 minutes

And Finally

The DB Max Team look forward to welcoming you to the Cotswold Big Swim Festival in June.

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