Wild Wood Swim - Weir Wood - Katie-155

Wild Wood Swim

Make a splash for Chestnut Tree House!

Event details

Thank you so much for everyone who came along on the 29th August and front crawled, butterflied and doggy paddled their way around the Weir Wood reservoir! We’re on track to make an amazing £7k from your amazing sponsorship. Thank you! 

Location: Weir Wood Reservoir, Forest Row RH18 5HT
When: Monday 29th August 2022
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could pay for a personalised activity and craft pack for a child shielding at home.
could pay for a family to spend a day together at Chestnut Tree House
could provide an hour of fun, laughter, care and support at home
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About the event

Get outdoors and commit to something truly different this summer as we make a splash for local children’s hospice care. Take on 1km, 3km or even 5km in this brand-new open water swim. Taking place at the stunning Weir Wood Reservoir near East Grinstead, enjoy a day filled with natural beauty, camaraderie, and achievement, all whilst supporting local children and families who need your support 💛

Take the plunge with our 1km swim - Maybe you're just starting out as an open water swimmer, or it is something you have always wanted to try; here is your chance! Sign up today to our 1km beginners swim, and we will support you in every step of your journey to reach your first ever kilometre in open water.
Level up with our 3km or 5km swim -Perhaps you are looking to take the next big step in your open water journey? Why not choose from our 3km or 5km options and use our training plans and tips to take your swim to the next level.

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Frequently asked questions

Registration cost: £45

What does the registration cost cover?

  • Entry into the swim event
  • Full fundraising support throughout
  • Exclusive training guides, blogs and swimmers Facebook group
  • Full safety support on the day
  • A Chestnut Tree House T shirt
  • Exclusive Chestnut Tree House commemorative swimming hat
  • A medal as a record of your achievement
  • Free flapjacks, hot drinks and snacks

Minimum sponsorship: £175

Our team are here to help you reach your sponsorship goal and support you throughout your journey.

Ready to take the plunge? Secure your place today.

Event distance
1km, 3km, 5km swims

Approximate timings
3km and 5km – 8:00am start

First 1km session – 12:30pm start

Second 1 km session – 3:00pm start

Estimated swimming time

The length of time the swim takes you very much depends on your own swimming speed, and there is no pressure to go any faster than you are comfortable with. However, as a guide, please see below we estimate:

1km swim: 30 – 90 minutes

3km swim: 1 hour – 2 hours

5km swim: 1.5 hours – 3.5 hours

Swimming in the hydrotherapy pool at Chestnut Tree House

Your sponsorship helps make magical moments:

We all love splashing about in the pool together. It’s one of the very few times when all four of us can be together as a family, all enjoying the same thing.

Liz, Luke’s mum