Statement on water quality at National Water Sports Centre

Statement on water quality at National Water Sports Centre

Posted by on 15th July 2016


Following a BBC report about competitors becoming unwell after competing in an extreme adventure race at the National Water Sports Centre last weekend, OSB Events would like to reassure competitors that the water meets all of the required standards ahead of forthcoming swimming and triathlon events.

The adventure race included crossing a small stretch of water between the regatta lake and the river, which is not used during the Outlaw Triathlon. 

The regatta lake, where the Outlaw swim takes place, was treated for blue-green algae last month. A GO TRI event took place this week after it was confirmed that algae had been successfully removed from the swim course. The treatment for this is a natural process using barley straw.

OSB Events has worked very closely with the National Water Sports Centre to ensure that athlete safety is at the forefront of all event planning, and look forward to welcoming up to 2000 competitors to the venue next weekend for the Outlaw Triathlon, Big Swim and Future Outlaws events.

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