The late Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May sees what is usually regarded as the inaugural open water event of the new season at Eton Dorney. This year the ex-Olympic rowing lake was host to nearly 1000 swimmers covering distances from 750m to 10k. Fortunately, the rain and highwinds of previous years held off, but there was a persistent strong headwind for the 5 and 10k swimmers on the latter part of the out-leg of their loops. Gloucester Masters had a strong presence with six swimmers competing and their results are shown in the table below. Also included is Jessica Wooddisse –a regular at the lido who swims with Stroud Masters.