Open Water Building Up For The 2012 London Games

Open Water Building Up For The 2012 London Games

British officials formally approved the use of Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim for the 2012 London Olympics. A 3,000-seat grandstand will be erected in Hyde Park and a dock will be added to the lake for Olympic swimmers and triathletes.

Hyde Park will be a first-class backdrop for the triathlon and marathon swim as it will allow sports fans to get really close to the action as the athletes run, cycle and swim through the heart of our capital city,” said Alastair Moss, chairman of Westminster Council’s planning and city development committee.

Construction of the temporary additions will start in June 2012 – in plenty of time for the very reasonably priced Olympic 10K Marathon Swim of £20, £40 and £60 for the August 9th women’s 10K race and the August 10th men’s 10K race. Ticket go on sale in March 2011 (additional information is available here).

Spectators without seats will also be able to watch the marathon swims from the shoreline.

Copyright © 2011 by Open Water Source