Great Swim, Europe's biggest open water swim series has announced Suunto, a leading sports watch company, will become their Official Timing Partner for the 2017 season.

Held in lakes, lochs and urban docks around the UK, the Great Swim Series offers a variety of distances for open water swimming enthusiasts of all ages and abilities - from a beginners' half mile to a challenging 10k marathon swim 

The new partnership will also see Suunto become the title sponsor of the London event, held at the Royal Victoria Dock. The Suunto Great London Swim will take place on the 1st July 2017. 

Sarina Pietrosanti, UK brand manager, Suunto commented: “We're really excited to be working with the Great Swim Series. Our multisport watches have always been used to inspire sports enthusiast and athletes. With this in mind we feel the partnership is a perfect platform for us to show case our Spartan Collection.”

Alex Jackson, event director, Great Swim Series, added: “We are really happy to have Suunto on board for this year. 

“Their aim to get more people challenging themselves is a great fit with ours, the Suunto Great London Swim, will help inspire even more people to become fans of open water swimming.”

Click here for more information and to enter the 2017 Suunto Great London Swim.