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Sandwell Open Water Aquathlon 2024

29 Jun 2024

Organiser's Description

For many years this was a Triathlon Event

for 2023 & 2024

the cycle segment is being dropped making it an Aquathlon

Same format and course

+ option to only do the swim segment.





"Sandwell Junior Aquathlon 2024"

"Sandwell Adult Aquathlon 2024"

"Siblings Scootathon"

Part of the West Midlands Childrens Series

A Childrens 8-16yr Event

+ Adults Short Distance Event

+ Scootathlon for 2-7yrs old siblings

+ option to do swim only


 This Aquathlon consists of an Open Water lake swim followed by a paved run within a park


Age Group

Swim Distance

Run Distance

Tri Start (8yrs)



Tri Star 1 (9-10yrs)



Tri Star 2 (11-12yrs)



Tri Star 3 (13-14yrs)



Youth  (15-16yrs)



Adults (17yrs+)



Scootathon (2-7yrs+)




Your race age is as you will be on 31 December 2024, not age on race day                         

We will consider relay teams participation if all in same age category

You may choose to only complete the swim finishing at Transition area if you wish


Entry fee: £10.50 to £21 including booking fee

Early bird discount applies until;

TSS (8yrs) £10 until 29th May, then £12 until closing on 24th June

TS1-youth (9-16yrs) £15, then £20 until closing on 24th June

Adult £15, then £20 until closing on 5th June

Plus a registration admin fee of 4% (60p - 96p max

If not a BTF member you will be charged; £2 if 8yrs to 25yrs and £8 otherwise for a TE day race licence.

Don't delay enter early for less.


SA Tri operate a full refund (excluding Entry Central admin charge) to competitors who withdraw from competitions prior to one Calendar Month before race day.

Also; to competitors who inform the Event Organiser (email or text) after this date but prior to Entries Closing. We will concider deferring their entry to the following years Event at no extra cost (excluding day licences).



Basic Information

Name: Sandwell Aquathlon 2024

Date: Saturday 29th June 2024

Place: Swan Pool, Sandwell Valley

Parking:  by registration & T1, Swan Pool, Park Lane/Forge Lane, Sandwell Valley, B71 3SX. additional parking a few minutes away at Forge Mill car park also on ForgeLane.

Registration:  Field top of path by lake, Swan Pool, Sandwell Valley

Registration  Open:  9.00am to 10.30am

Transition area:  car park by lake, Swan Pool, Sandwell Valley (9.00-11.00) then a rolling entry

Main Briefing: 10.30am by registration

Tri suits, swim hat, timing chip: get on 15 minutes before your start time

Lakeside Briefing:  at Lake entry 5 minutes before your start

1st swimmers start:  in waves at approx. 11am Swan Pool

Finish Line:  same small field as registration, near lake entry/exit

Changing facilities/toilets:  portable toilets near transition, no changing facilities

Swim hats:  compulsory, competitors to provide, or can purchase event hats from rgistration

Wetsuits: recommended, not expected to be compulsory, depends upon water temperature, shortie suits are permitted. (see BTF rules)

Transition: after completing your swim and exiting lake, you make your way down the pathway to the barriered off transition area within the carpark, where you remove swim goggles, swim hat and wetsuit (if wearing), remove your race number from your bag (either attached to a T-shirt or race belt) and put on. Place removed items into the bag and hand into marshal as you leave the transition exit as you begin the run segment.

Chip timing: yes

Scootathlon go first, then Youths, TS3, TS2, TS1, TSS, Adults


Prelimary race results will be posted on

Official race results will be posted a few days later on

as well as being emailed out to competitors.

Please note all times stated are approx. at this stage and depend on the amount of entries from each category.  If you would like to participate in a free training session with us “Sandwell Aquatics” contact our Tri Rep at “”


Cost £1

The scootathon takes place at the lake jetty as soon as the last youth leaves the lake and whilst the youth are running. Two waves of 15 max,

What happens:  The first group (able to put shoes on) start at lake exit mat and have their feet wetted via a watering can, they run to towel/shoes, put shoes on, grab scooter then push it for a short distance along the tarmac path to a line on the floor leave it there and run to finish line to collect their medal and certificate.  The second group (can't put own shoes on) will do the same but parents help them put shoes on (parents can help throughout).

Required Equipment:  shoes to run in, scooter or 3 wheel small bike, small towel.

How to secure a place:  tick box for scootathon on your entry and you will be emailed an entry form.




A British Triathlon Race Pass is required for participants who are not a British Triathlon Home Nation member. For this event, Race Pass costs are £2.00 (plus £0.08 service charge) for participants aged 24 and under, and £8.00 (plus £0.32 service charge) otherwise.

Sandwell Open Water Adult Aquathon 2024
29 May 2024£16.00
24 Jun 2024 23:59£21.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Sandwell Junior Open Water Aquathlon 2024 TS1, TS2, TS3, Youth
29 May 2024£16.00
24 Jun 2024 23:59£21.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge
Sandwell Junior Open Water Aquathlon 2024 Tri-start
29 May 2024£10.50
24 Jun 2024 23:59£12.50
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 29 Jun 2024

Closing Date: 24 Jun 2024 23:59

Status: Open

Sandwell Open Water Adult Aquathon 2024??/50
Sandwell Junior Open Water Aquathlon 2024 TS1, TS2, TS3, Youth??/150
Sandwell Junior Open Water Aquathlon 2024 Tri-start??/25


Mark Deakin



Swan Pool, Sandwell Valley, Park Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3SX