An exciting new open water swim at Burghley House

An exclusive opportunity on an incredible open water swim course.

Stunning Open Water Swimming in the heart England

We're delighted to be the first to give you access to this amazing new venue. The lakes were created in 1763 by Lancelot capability brown. He did a great job building us a swim course to use 250 yers later!


Summer 2021

1/2 mile

1 mile

2 miles



Entry Fee includes: 

Full safety cover,

Full medical support

Finisher Medal, SwimBurghley Swim Hat,

Parking, Swim float hire.

Swimmers must be 18 years old on the day of the swim.

Course Details

The SwimBurghley take you from Lion bridge through the heart of the Burghley estate. This previously closed to the public area is now a swimmers playground. 
With a range of distance options from 1/2 Mile to a full 10km Marathon swim. 

The event site is located on the south bank of Lion bridge

How to enter: 

Read the terms and conditions of entry, including the swim cancellation agreement. Follow the links to the entry system and select your chosen distance.

Agree to the terms and conditions and our refund and transfer policy

Inform us of any medical information that might be relevant.

Submit the relevant fee.

Follow us on social media for news, information and up dates.

Carefully read your event guide the week before the swim.

Submit any questions or queries to swimrutland@gmail.com


Pre event procedure:

Carefully read the swim guide prior to the race

Please note the temperature ranges before entering the event. 

16c and under = wetsuit compulsory
16.1c and above = wetsuit optional in all distances
23c = Advisory Non-wetsuit for 2 miles
24c = Advisory Non-wetsuit for 5km & 10km
Mini swimmers will be offered guidance based on their ability and swim speed.


If the water temperature does not reach 16.1c, this will be a wetsuit compulsory event. Please consider this when entering. There will be no transfers or refunds made because of the wetsuit policy. 


The upper limit is discretional. We advise that you don't wear a wetsuit above these temperatures but acknowledge not everyone is here to swim as fast as possible and might require the extra warmth.

The policy has been agreed with the lake owners using industry best practice and our collective knowledge of the venue. Temperatures will be adhered to; no exceptions will be made. Unfortunately, we cannot make additional allowances for experience or preference. We appreciate your continued understanding.


Swim Floats

Swim floats are optional for this event 

They are designed to make you visible without impeding your natural swimming stroke.

We loan our swim floats for free to all competitors. No need to book, no need to make any arrangements.

They will be ready to collect on the morning of SwimBurghley if you would like to use one. 

We believe that they offer our swimmers the best possible safety during our event.  

How to Find Us

Important Stuff

Contact Us

Please note; we might be more difficult to contact

during race week.

Mark all urgent enquiries with URGENT SwimRutland 

in the title and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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