Ragley Crawl, Open Water Swimming Festival


Date: Sunday 3 June 2018
Time: 8:00 – 12:00
Ragley Hall, Warwickshire B49 5NJ

The RLSS UK Open Water Swimming Festival, #RagleyCrawl, is returning to Ragley Hall for its fourth year on Sunday 3 June 2018.

This swimming event will consist of a One-Mile event, a Half-Mile event and a 400m swim. The event is open to all ages, encouraging everyone from first-time dippers to regular participants to get in and enjoy the freedom of the open water. The Rookie Raid will also return with a 200m swim and a 400m run, aimed at those between 8 and 12 years old.

Ragley Crawl offers the fun of an open water swimming event that everyone can enjoy in a safe, controlled environment. The day will be bursting with family activities and refreshments – all in the aid of drowning prevention. There is a competitive element, but whatever your motivation, we know you will enjoy the experience and better still, you will be supporting RLSS UK to deliver drowning prevention messages and expand safer open water swimming opportunities across the UK. If you would like to help raise funds for RLSS UK by completing the swim, please download our event sponsorship form here.

To book your place please click here

*Suitable for swimmers of all abilities and any stroke. Wetsuits are compulsory unless you are wearing a tow float. Tow floats will be available to hire on the day.

Please note the deadline for booking onto the event is Friday 18 May 2018. There may be places available after this date, please email [email protected] for further information.

Please keep an eye on our website for updates on the event programme and timings.

The One-Mile Swim will comprise two large laps (600m) and one small lap (400m)

The Half-Mile Swim will comprise two small laps (400m)

The 400m Swim will comprise of one small lap (400m)

Rookie Raid will follow a straight line 200m course, parallel to the bank of the lake, followed by a short run over grass (shoes compulsory)

All places are non-refundable from the point of booking.

As this is a fundraising event, please head to our JustGiving page and fundraise for RLSS UK. Alternatively, please download a sponsorship form here.

The magnificent Ragley Hall, a Grade I listed Palladian mansion, dates back to 1680. Ragley is the family home of the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford.

400 acres of parkland and gardens offer a variety of settings depending upon the time of year. A romantic Rose Garden, a Winter Garden, not to mention a spring-bulb bank, summer meadow, woodland walk and sculpture collection can also be enjoyed.

The Ragley Estate also boasts a Grade I listed stables, farm buildings, a sawmill, vast woodlands, a butchers, an adventure playground, 3D maze and a boating lake.

Situated on the Warwickshire and Worcestershire boarder, Ragley is centrally located and easily accessible from the M40, M42 M6 and M5 motorways – less than 1 hour from Birmingham and just 2 1/2 hours from Central London.

Ragley Hall
B49 5NJ

Ragley Hall is located two miles South West of Alcester just off the A435/A46. Eight miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. For SATNAV: B49 5NL (The Arrow Mill Hotel Opposite Ragley Entrance).