London Open Water Test Event Course Plan Approved

LONDON, England, May 31. THE course plan for the 2011 London Open Water test event has now been announced. The event, taking place on Aug. 13, 2011, will give meet organizers a chance to work out the kinks prior to hosting the 2012 London Games open water competition.

The test event will occur in Serpentine, Hyde Park, with the women's 10k race beginning at 10 a.m. The men's 10k event will commence at 2 p.m.

The course map includes a six-lap configuration with two key course correction points during each lap. As seen in the map below, the swimming is not set up to be in a straight line after each turn is completed.