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RLSS UK Open Water Festival, Ragley Crawl

Stuart Haynes

Sunday, 3 June 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00 (BST)

RLSS UK Open Water Festival, Ragley Crawl

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
One Mile Swim (16 years +) 18 May 2018 £22.00 £0.00
Half Mile Swim (16 years +) 18 May 2018 £22.00 £0.00
400m Swim (8 years +) 18 May 2018 £12.00 £0.00
Rookie Raid (200m swim, 400m run) 18 May 2018 £6.00 £0.00
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Event Details

RLSS UK's Open Water Festival, Ragley Crawl, is returning to Ragley Hall on Sunday 3 June 2018, raising funds to help reduce deaths caused by drowning in the UK and to educate the public on water safety.

The Ragley Crawl 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 aged 8+.

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. 

Event Programme

Registration will begin at 8am. The event programme will be updated shortly, with exact timings announced closer to the event.

*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 this event is Friday 18 May. There may be places available after this date, please email Stuart Haynes for further information.


The Courses

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

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

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

Rookie Raid will follow a straight line 200m courses 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. 


Raising Funds 

As this is a fundraising event, please head to our JustGiving page and fundraise for RLSS UK. Alternatively, please email Stuart Haynes for an official sponsorship form.



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.


Getting There

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). 

Do you have questions about RLSS UK Open Water Festival, Ragley Crawl? Contact Stuart Haynes

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Ragley Hall
B49 5NJ Alcester
United Kingdom

Sunday, 3 June 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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