Jan 15, 13

Aqua Sphere to remain official swim kit partner to Great Swim Series


Nova International, the UK’s biggest mass participation sports event organiser, has retained Aqua Sphere as the official swim kit partner to its Great Swim Series, Europe’s most popular open water mass participation programme.

In addition to supplying a swim cap to every participant, Aqua Sphere will be making available its innovative range of wetsuits to hire or buy from official wetsuit rental partner Tri-store via the Great Swim website at in advance of the events.

Aqua Sphere will also be offering its award winning goggles at a special rate for all those taking part.

Comprising five open water events, for which wetsuit wear is compulsory, the Great Swim Series is staged in rivers, lakes and urban docks across the UK. 

The 2013 series opens with the flagship Great North Swim, staged at Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park from June 14-16, where around 10,000 swimmers will take to the water. 

The series also includes the Great East Swim, June 22 at Alton Water Reservoir near Ipswich; the Great Manchester Swim, July 20 at Salford Docks; and the Great London Swim, which takes place on August 31 at the Royal Victoria Docks in the capital. 

A new location for the Great Scottish Swim is expected to be announced soon.   

Last year’s series attracted over 22,000 entrants across all five events, including elite open water swimmers such as Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne, the world 10k open water champion. 

Martin Newton, sales and marketing manager for Aqua Sphere, says: “Our partnership with Great Swim is very important to us as we echo the programme’s commitment to introduce more people to the challenge and enjoyment of outdoor swimming. 

“Aqua Sphere prides itself on developing equipment that is designed to enhance the swim experience for everyone, whatever their goals, by delivering long lasting comfort and performance. 

“We look forward to a fantastic series and to welcoming more swimmers to the Aqua Sphere experience.”

The Great Swim Series 2013 is also supported by Powerade ION4, Aqua Pura and the Daily Mirror.

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