Young swimmers and runners invited to this year’s Aquathlon

Swimming Summer Children

Young swimmers and runners are being invited to take part in Bedford’s Annual Junior Aquathlon when it returns to Bedford Park and Robinson Pools & Fitness in October.

The Aquathlon is a combined swimming and running event for children from school years 3-11 and takes place on 6 October.

Young athletes can take part in five age categories:

School year Swim distance (meters) Run distance (meters)
3 66 600
4 and 5 133 1.2km
6 and 7 200 1.9
8 and 9 333 2.8
10 and 11 400 2.8

The deadline to book a place is 5pm on 24 September at 5pm and each entry costs £8 per child. Bookings can be made online at

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said “Bedford holds a Junior Aquathlon twice a year, with over 100 kids taking part in June’s race this year.

“It’s a great chance for kids of all ages to try something a bit different and get active.”