30th nationwide swimathon at your local pool.
The world’s biggest anuual fundraising swim is back from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April at more than 600 venues across the UK
Swimathon is a challenge for all ages with three distance formats 5k, 2.5k ot 1.5k
NEW FOR 2018 – Proposal is for an Open Water Swimathon – keep an eye open on the Swimathon website
The Beautiful surroundings at this location is great to take a long distance swim. The water is set in the lovely countryside of west Sussex high hills on all sides, wild birds and the iconic Ardingly College building in the back ground. The triangular swim course is based in the western side of the water and swims out from the Activity Centre to the middle of the water then back along the far side, then across in front of the main wall. All spectators will get a great view of the whole course.
There will be Activity Centre safety craft and lifeguards on duty to support you in your swim. Entries website is open until 10pm night before the race day, some entries on the day will be possible by arrangement with Race Organiser via email to email@example.com but you must register by 6.15pm latest..
There are changing toilets, shower facilities and cafe available in the Activity Centre. On a nice evening great place to BBQ with friends after the winners ceremony. Please Note: the venue will close at 9pm and all MUST vacate or be locked in.
Venue: Ardingly Resevoir, Ardingly RH17 6SQ
Distances: Long 3km, Medium 1.5km, Short 750m
Organised by Raw Energy Pursuits, don’t forget your club discount code
2018 will be the 10th time the event has taken place and another unique chance to swim the River Arun over the Classic Ironman distance of 3.8km from Ford to Littlehampton. Fast times are guaranteed, just ask last years competitors – so many PB’s! THE START TIME FOR 2018 WILL BE 09:30hrs FROM FORD MARINA. Coaches will leave the RNLI at Littlehampton from 08:30hrs to take competitors to the holding point at Ford Church.
The River Arun runs from Littlehampton and northwards beyond Arundel and Pulborough, West Sussex. The Arun has the second fastest tidal river in the UK so you’re guaranteed a Personal Best! All the usual REP safety cover will be provided including the Harbour Masters launch, pilot boat, safety RIBS, kayaks and spotters on the river bank.
The start will be just before high tide during the 30 minute ‘slack’ water period, before the tide starts to turn.
WETSUITS ARE LIKELY TO BE COMPULSORY. Entry fee includes live timing, unlimited race images, coach transport to start and donations to the RNLI and local charities.
Open Water Swims & Kids Aquathlons based at the stunning Bewl Water, Kent. We’ve four great events lined up for adults and children – sign up and jump in…
£24-£30 (see above)
Bespoke medal incl.
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THE BIG ONE! 10 laps
Bespoke medal incl.
We have introduced a tiered entry fee system for all our 2018 events.
As athletes ourselves we aim to keep the entry fee’s as sensible as we can, although there are small increases every 2-3 years as the organisational costs increase. This tiered system still offers you the chance to enter at the same, or less than previous years.
Jan 1st – March 1st 2018 – 10% Discount
March 1st – April 1st – 7.5% Discount
April 1st – 18th May – 5% Discount
After 18th May – Full price
The swim will take place on Saturday 21th July 2018 (in the event of bad weather on the day the event will be moved to Saturday 4th August 2018).
Registration will take place on the harbour in Tenby between 8.00am and 10.30am on the morning of the swim. Swimmers will then need to be on North Beach, Tenby by 11.00am with the swim starting at 11.30am. Swimmers will enter the water from North Beach, Tenby then swim to Monkstone Beach where they will leave the water for a safety check and feed station, then re-
This event is wetsuit and swim buoy complusory and swimmers will have to provide both to take part in the swim. Kit transfer from Tenby to Saundersfoot will be provided by the organisers but entrants will need to make their own arrangements for transport back to Tenby after the event.
Entry is £50 per swimmer and participants will receive a medal (in the shape of the Tenfoot Swim logo which doubles up as a fridge magnet and bottle opener), a Tenfoot Swim t-
Returning for 2018 at Bewl Water Triathlon weekend is the two Open Water Swim Events.
These swims ( 1.9km and 3.8km) take place on Saturday
OW swimmers please arrive from 6am. Entrance to Bewl Water is included in the swim fee, however spectators will be required to pay the entrance fee of just £2 per car at the gate. Please have correct change ready so the Bewl staff can you get you in quick and smoothly.
Wetsuits are optional, we will note on the results if wetsuit was worn or not but there will be only one set of results for each distance, no separate category for wetsuits and non-wetsuits.
Collect swim hat, timing chip on race morning. Registration will be based by the water and will be signposted from the car park. Water safety team will be in place by 6:30am so you are able to get into the water to warm up. All swimmers must be ready and at the swim start by 7am where we will do a quick compulsory race briefing, before starting you.
Wetsuits are not compulsory but are allowed. Please ensure you are confident in open water swimming for this event.
Prizes will be awarded asap after all swimmers are finished. You can then relax and enjoy the Bewl Water grounds for the day!
In 2015 the course was 2 laps for 1.9km and 4 laps for 3.8km. The course will be confirmed on the morning of the event as it does depend on which part of the reservoir Bewl require us to use. It will be straight forward so don’t worry!
There is no better setting for an open water swim!
As you run out of the water and under the Finish Gantry to collect your bespoke medal.
Please do ensure you are confident with open water swimming and confident with the distance before you commit to entering. You should be confident to swim the distance with or without a wetsuit.
This non wet-suit swim has seen many club members participate and 2018 is no exception
The Pier to Pier swim follows a long tradition here on the Isle of Wight. When it first started 66 years ago the Deep Sea Fishermen and other locals threw down the gauntlet during Shanklin Regatta week and challenged each other to a race in the sea from one end of the bay to the other, notably from Sandown Pier to Shanklin Pier. They swam in the traditional swim costumes of the day in the open sea whatever the conditions! No risk assessment, no safety cover probably, few officials, no numbered hats etc. We now run into the sea rather than jump off the pier, we are accompanied (for safety reasons) by so many kayakers, fishermen, Sandown Lifeboat and Ryde Inshore Rescue! We finish the race on the beach by Shanklin Rowing Club.