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Open Water


The Open Water event will take place Wednesday 28th June 2023 at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, set against the historic backdrop of the London Docklands.

Nearly 100 swimmers are expected for this masters competition, with rankings by age groups in male, female and open categories.

This competition is open to all ages 18+, regardless of open water race experience!

A detailed schedule will be published in May 2023. IGLA London 2023 championships are governed by the FINA rules and regulations, and the tournament is organised under the recommendations of IGLA.


The proposed programme is as follows:

  • 2.5km swimwear 
  • 5km swimwear 
  • 2.5km wetsuit
  • 5km wetsuit

This schedule is subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to athletes. 


In order to take part in the competitions, each participant must be at least 18 years old, and be a licensed member from a club that is affiliated with its national governing body.


If you take part in open water as a second sport, please note that the timetables of sports may overlap; make sure that the dates and times of other events are not in conflict with any of the other sports you want to participate in.

Key facts

Sports dates:
Wednesday 28 June, 2023


Senior (18-24), Masters (25+)


Male, Female, Open


2.5km, 5km


Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre



IGLA London 2023 Registration (early bird): £65 pp

Open Water Sports Fee: £30 pp

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Organising Partners 

We a hugely grateful to the support and time dedicated by our delivery partners to help IGLA London 2023 happen. 


Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

235A Westferry Road
E14 3QS


Neutral Changing Village: No

Neutral toilets: accessible only 


Changing Places: Yes 

Competition pool wheelchair accessible: Yes

Training pool wheelchair accessible: Yes

Diving pool  wheelchair accessible: Yes

Audience wheelchair accessible: Yes

Accessible changing available: Yes

Accessible toilet available: Yes