Northumberland Open water Swim Challenges

Saturday, 7th June 2025
12 years old (on 31/12/2025)
Druridge Bay Country Park Red Row NE61 5BX

The Northumberland Festival of Sport is a successful and established event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities. The Festival of Sport has everything for all the family.

The Northumberland open water swim challenge events are very well suited to beginners and equally attractive to the seasoned open water swimmer.  The events are competitive, but fun and spectators will be out in force to cheer competitors on, providing a truly amazing atmosphere. An ideal event to add to your multisport calendar.



Northumberland 750m Open water Swim Challenge 

Northumberland 1.5km Open water Swim Challenge 

Northumberland 3K  Open water Swim Challenge 




The Northumberland open water 750m, 1.5km & 3km swim challenges will take place in the warm shallow freshwater Ladyburn Lake set within the park grounds. 

The Druridge bay Country Park is located right next to the stunning Druridge bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline. The Country Park is a popular place to cycle, run, swim, walk, paddle, surf and is perfect for a fun family weekend.

If you are new or anxious about open water swimming, why not join us for our weekly open water swimming sessions at the QE2 lake (every Thursday, May - July), further details are on our VO2Max open water swim page.

The minimum age for the 750m & 1.5km open water swim events is 12yrs on 31st December 2025.

The minimum age for the 3km open water swim event is 13yrs old on 31st December 2025.

Please note that all under 16`s on 31st December 2025) must hand in a signed parental consent form at the event registration.