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Aqua Sphere Powered 3.8km Long Swim Series Round 2
Box End Park, Bedfordshire, 20th July 2009


120 competitors braved the blustery and showery conditions to take part in Round 2 of the Aqua Sphere Powered 3.8km Long Swim Series held at Box End Park in Bedforshire.

Aqua Sphere Long Swim Series - Box End Park
Swimmers take to the lake at Box End

Happily, the adverse weather conditions had little effect on the racing and fast times were recorded over the accurately measured 3.8km course.

From the gun it was swimmer-turned-triathlete Ben Carter who powered into a commanding lead. Ben was never really challenged throughout the swim, finishing in an excellent time of 46min, 53 seconds. Swim For Tri’s, Dan Bullock (48min, 18sec) secured second place, just ahead of veteran competitor Peter Dixon who finished in a very respectable time of 48 min, 30sec.

Joanne Swallow, who placed 4th at the first event in the series at South Cerny, won the ladies event in 53min, 35sec, comfortably clear of second placed Jennifer Frost (56min, 12sec). Third place went to junior swimmer Claire Hayward in 57min, 06sec. Joanne’s consistent results in the series make her the leading lady so far and leaves her in pole position to win the overall women’s prize for the series.

In the men’s competition, Ben Carter and race one winner, Tim Room, are both well placed for a shot at the overall prize.

Round 3 of the series moves to Bournemouth on the beautiful Dorset coast on August 9th. A competitive field and fast times are again expected as swimmers take on the unique challenge of ocean swimming.

The final round of the swim series takes place at Dorney Lake on September 6th.

For more information on the swims series or to enter visit www.votwo.co.uk