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Mar
29
Fri
Swimathon weekend @ Various pools
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 4:30 pm
Swimathon weekend @ Various pools

A challenge for everyone. A swim for all – Enter Swimathon 2019 and join Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the nation’s hearts. Swimathon 2019 will take place from Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31 and with distances from 400m to 5k, there is a Swimathon challenge for you. Choose to take part in an organised Swimathon session or take part at a time and place which works for you with MySwimathon.

Jun
15
Sat
River Arun 3.8km Swim @ RNLI Littlehampton/Ford Marina
Jun 15 @ 11:15 am – 12:35 pm
River Arun 3.8km Swim @ RNLI Littlehampton/Ford Marina | England | United Kingdom

2019 will be the 11th year the River Arun Swim has taken place and another unique chance to swim the river over the classic Ironman distance of 3.8km from Ford to Littlehampton. Fast times are guaranteed, just ask 2018 competitors, so many PB’s with 362 swimmers under the hour! WETSUITS ARE COMPULSORY.

The River Arun has the second fastest tidal river in the UK and stretches as far north as Horsham and down to the sea at Littlehampton in West Sussex. Swimmers are taken by coach to the start point at Ford Marina and then make their way on mass to finish at the RNLI in Littlehampton.  Safety is our uppermost priority and we’ll have our usual REP crew including the Harbour Master’s launch, pilot boat, safety RIBS, kayaks and Sussex Search & Rescue spotters on the river bank.

The start will be just after high tide (at Ford) during the 30 minute period of slack water as the tide starts to ebb away back to the sea.  Registration will take place at the RNLI Station in Surrey Street, Littlehampton, BN17 3BL which is also the location for the finish on the quay by the Look & Sea Centre and Cafe. Race packs and numbering take place here. For guaranteed parking head for Coastguard Road (BN17 5LH), which is close to Harbour Park Amusements and only a short walk to the RNLI.

Jun
19
Wed
Swim The Lake – Ardingly @ ardingly reservoir
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Swim The Lake - Ardingly @ ardingly  reservoir | Ardingly | England | United Kingdom

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 8pm night before the race day, some entries on the day will be possible by arrangement with Race Organiser via email to info@hedgehogtri.uk but you must register by 6.30pm 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

START TIMES:
Registration from 17.00hrs, Start time 1900hrs Prompt. Water will be cleared at 2040hrs

ARRIVAL

You will need to register BEFORE 6.30pm, the desk will be closed at this time (even if you are standing in front of it), car park using the college student and pre-prep school parking areas and walk down to the Activity Centre. This will save you £1 and time if the reservoir car park is full. PARKING MAP

You will need to complete the Waiver form HERE

WETSUITS ARE MANATORY FOR THE EVENT UP TO & INCLUDING 23 DEGREES.

ENTRY FEES:
Long-£24.00, Medium-£22.00, Short-£19.00. British Triathlon Day Licences £4.00
All competitors must be members of British Triathlon for the duration of the race.

Jun
30
Sun
Bewl Water Open Water Swim 2k/5/10k @ Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

5K swim

5 laps

£36-45

Bespoke medal incl.

2km swim

2 laps

£28-£35

Bespoke medal incl.

 10K swim

THE BIG ONE! 10 laps

£44-55

Bespoke medal incl.

10K swim

THE BIG ONE! 10 laps

£44-55

Bespoke medal incl.

Enter

Course

Swim Bewl will be a 1 km lap circuit for the adults racing, There is great visibility for spectators and crew from the The Waterfront Lawns or along the Dam. There will be an  “Australian Exit” after each lap, passing over a timing mat and through the Hydration & Nutrition area before heading back to the water for more laps or to The Finish Gantry after your final lap. The Kids Aquathlon runs will use the path and dam. Please see the image below.

Kids Aquathlons

Following the success of our 2017 Kids Aquathlons. We are pleased our Bewl Kids aquathlons return in 2019. We’ll have a tightly, canoe marshaled, swim course with plenty of support to for children between the ages of 8-16yrs to compete. A stunning venue for kids to race in and then enjoy the day at Bewl water.

 

The event takes place between 9-11am on Sunday 1st July 2018 before the main adult events above Categories are;

 

Novice Try an Aquathlon – 8yrs+ – 50m swim/600m run

Tri Star 1 – 9-10yrs – 150m swim/1500m run

Tri Star 2 – 11-12yrs – 250m swim/2km run

Tri Star 3 – 13-14yrs – 400m swim/3km run

Youth 15 – 16yrs – 400m swim/3km run

Enter

Bewl Water

Situated near the picturesque town of Lamberhurst and the beautiful Scotney Castle and within an hours drive of Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Ashford, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks via the adjacent A21, Bewl Water makes for a great day out on the Kent and Sussex border.

 

Bewl Water Estate Office,

Bewlbridge Lane,

Lamberhurst,

Kent, TN3 8JH

Wetsuit hire

We’re pleased to have The Tri Store on board to provide a wetsuit hire package for the event. £25 provides you with 2 weeks hire, allowing time to practice in your suit before the Swim Bewl events. Please get in touch with THE TRI STORE to discuss your requirements and book your suit…

49 Grove Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TX

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm

01323 417071 • www.thetristore.com

Q&A

What will the course be?

The planned course will be a 1 km rectangular lap, please see the course map further up the website. This is the first year of the race and we have to work closely with Bewl Water Estate and Southern water to create a safe event which also accommodates all other interests on the Bewl water reservoir.

How long do I have to complete the swims?

The swims plan to start at 11:30am with the 10km, all swimmers have to be completed by 4pm, so 4hrs 30 mins!

The 2km and 5km wave will start shortly after the 10k swimmers

.Please do ensure you are comfortable in open water and with the distance you chose to compete in. These are serious physical efforts, so do ensure adequate training, good nutrition, good equipment (goggles / wetsuit) are all in place up to your event.

Will there be a feed station?

After each lap swimmers will exit the reservoir in an “Australian Exit” in this short section you pass over timing mats to get a split for each lap and pass through the Nutrition and Hydration area to take on valuable nutrition. Once you have completed the correct number of laps for your event, you head to the Finish gantry instead of returning into the water.

Can I get out or have a rest at any point?

Yes, you can rest during each “Australian Exit”. As well as the nutrition and hydration area, there will be the medical team if required, plus spectators to cheer you. You will have to stay within the channel exit area, unless you retire from the event.

Can friends / family access watch?

Yes, the views from the lawns and the Dam across the reservoir are stunning. The pictures on the website should give you an idea.  There are great facilities at Bewl water, including café, restaurant, kids play areas, bike hire and off course walks around the reservoir.

Do I have to finish the Swim inside the 4hrs 30 mins hour cut off time?

Yes, the whole event has to finish by 4pm. If it is clear that a swimmer will not complete another lap in the remaining time they will not be able to enter the reservoir, you will be given a final time for the number of laps you completed. You will still receive a bespoke finishers medal.

Can I bring my own hydration and nutrition products for the event?

Yes, there will be tables where you can leave your own hydration and nutrition.  Please ensure it is clearly marked, and it is your responsibility to find it as you exit and go through the feed station area.

Do I have to use a wetsuit?

The event will sit under BTF guidelines, and temperature guidelines for wetsuits. Again we have to work closely with the venue and water board to ensure safety for everyone involved. We would also recommend a specific swimming / triathlon wetsuit.  Kids Aquathlons will be dependant on water temperature to adhere to BTF rules and permit.

Can I hire a wetsuit?

We have partnered up with THE TRI STORE based in Eastbourne who are offering a 2 week hire package for £25. This allows you to practice and become familiar with the wetsuit before competing on July 9th. Please see the website under “wetsuit” for further details.

Will there be water safety cover and medical cover?

Yes, Wealden medical will be in place to provide medical cover for all swimmers, and there will be plenty of water safety crew in place o the water around the whole course.

Is there Camping?

Yes, Bewl Water estate allow athletes to camp during our events. There are toilets, but no showers. Bewl charge £10 per night for tents, campers or motorhomes and they will collect this when you arrive.

What else can we do at Bewl Water?

For further details on the venue please visit. www.bewlwater.co.uk

There is a small charge per car to enter into Bewl, please see website for details. Then all spectators etc in the car can stay all day.

How can I contact the event?

Please email info@tlsports.co.uk

2018

RACE INFO

CLICK HERE

 

Jul
7
Sun
Paddle Round the Pier (provisional) @ West Pier Brighton
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Paddle Round the Pier (provisional) @ West Pier Brighton

Provisional date for Paddle Round the Pier – to be updated as details received

Jul
13
Sat
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Sunset Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Sunset Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach

Welcome to our brand new swimming event, a 1.4 mile open water sea swim from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier on Saturday 13th July 2019. You’ll start your swim at 6.30pm and have two hours to complete the swim before relaxing on the beach to watch the sunset.

Keep up to date with all of the latest information on the Facebook page.

Jul
14
Sun
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim @ Bournemouth Pier Approach  | England | United Kingdom

Take on our classic Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim on Sunday 14 July 2019. Setting off from Bournemouth Pier, you’ll swim 1.4 miles parallel to the shore as you make your way to the finish line at Boscombe Pier. Join us at either 10am or noon and dive in with thousands of others and help beat heartbreak for Bournemouth.

Keep up to date with all of the latest information on the Facebook page.

Highlights

  • Biggest charity swim in Europe
  • Swim in the English Channel
  • 10-week training schedule for all abilities
  • Team GB training tips
  • Special incentives for top fundraisers
  • Raising money to fund life-saving research
Aug
3
Sat
Pier to Pier Swim – Isle of Wight @ Western Esplanade, Sandown
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pier to Pier Swim - Isle of Wight @ Western Esplanade, Sandown | England | United Kingdom

This non wet-suit swim has seen club members participate and 2019 is no exception

The Pier to Pier swim follows a long tradition here on the Isle of Wight. When it first started 67 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.

Aug
11
Sun
Full and Half Iron distance Lake Swim @ Westhampnett Lake
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Full and Half Iron distance Lake Swim @ Westhampnett Lake | Westhampnett | England | United Kingdom
SWIM ROUTE MAP. 2 LAP’S = HALF IRONMAN DISTANCE, 4 LAP’S = FULL IRONMAN DISTANCE 
 
This open water lake swim  in its third year. 
 
Set in the stunning fresh water lake of Chichester, you can choose to either take on the full ironman distance or go for half of the distance. 
 
This event is perfect for experienced open water swimmers that would like to try a new event in the area, but alike, to novice open water swimmers who would like to try and complete their first open water full or half distance swim in the comfort of a lake, before taking to a river or the sea. 
 
Parking will be available at the venue with an overspill car park arranged. 
 
Registration will take place on the day, opening at 8.00am.
The race will start at 9.00am gun time. 
 
All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and fresh fruit.
The event will be fully chip timed.
 
Swim Hats will be provided for the race.
 
A full safety team of kayaks and safety boat will be provided out on the water at all times.
 
Full use of the venues facilities, with changing rooms, shower and café. 
Aug
21
Wed
Tuffs Get Wet @ Chichester Watersports - Westhampnett Lake
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuffs Get Wet @ Chichester Watersports - Westhampnett Lake

A Club special – Tuff Fitty have hired Westhampnett Lake for an evening of swim fun

This is a wet suit compulsory event
All swimmers will need to sign a disclaimerBRIGHT coloured swim hats MUST be worn.

If you have not ticked ‘going’ you will not be permitted to swim on Facebook. If you are not on FB you should inform any coaches or committee members that you will be attending.

At the moment this event is only for TUFFs – we will see how numbers go and then open it up to your friends at a cost of £5 PP.

We are proud to be putting on this event to add additional value to your annual membership.

#TuffsGetWet
#LoveyourClub
#Not2Tuff2Talk

P.S Bring some cash as the cafe will be open and I dont think they take card payment.