SwimRun in the UK is now hugely popular with quite a few events up and down the country. The event started in Sweden and is called Otillo. Most are long distance (about 20-30k) so aimed more at elite athletes. They are also very expensive to enter.
We started ours back in 2017, when SwimRun wasn’t widely known, and designed ours for all abilities. So, our event is a much shorter course, with about 6k running and 1k of swimming. This is split into a few short runs with a short swim in between each. While this makes it idea for beginners, the nature of SwimRun with the constant in and out of water is quite a challenge for anybody looking for a challenge and a change from pure running or swimming and even triathlon.
Because of it’s short length and the warmish water in the lake, you don’t need special kit and can easily be done in running shorts, t-shirt and old pair of trainers.