Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim
Sat 29 Jun 2024 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

Join hundreds of other swimmers and take on an epic 1.4 mile open water swim from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier. With every stroke, you’ll be powering lifesaving research.

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  • Sat 29 Jun 2024
Boscombe Pier, Bournemouth > Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

14:00

£50

Age 14 & over

  • 1.4 miles sea swimming

Overview

Join the British Heart Foundation for this epic 1.4 mile open water swim in the English Channel to fund lifesaving research.

Discover what you can do this year. Take the plunge and sign up to the Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim this June! Join hundreds of other swimmers and take on an epic 1.4 mile open water swim from Boscombe Pier to Bournemouth Pier. With every stroke, you’ll be powering lifesaving research and helping the British Heart Foundation to give people more time with the ones they love.

Highlights

  • An epic open water swimming challenge in the English Channel
  • Swim 1.4 miles between Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers
  • Fundraising tips and advice to help you smash your target
  • A bespoke training plan created by expert training coaches
  • Access to the official Team BHF Facebook group to chat to your fellow swimmers
  • A free BHF swim cap to wear with pride on the big day
  • A fully supported event including a water safety team, lifeguards and medical support
  • Professional photographers to capture you smashing your challenge
  • A huge cheer and a well deserved BHF medal when you cross the finish line! 

Event video

  • Average fitness
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat provided
  • Teams
  • Wetsuit advised
  • Wetsuit required
  • Wheelchair users

Safety team

Setting off from Boscombe Pier, you’ll swim 1.4 miles parallel to the shore and make your way towards the finish line at Bournemouth Pier. There’ll be lifeguards and medical support along the route to make sure you have a safe but most importantly, enjoyable swim!

Who it's for

The swim is open to all - from those who are new to swimming, to the regular open water swimmer! All aged 14 and over are welcome to sign up and take part.

Wetsuits

You are advised to wear a wetsuit to complete the challenge, as it’ll help you to float and keep you warm. If you’re an experienced open water swimmer and would prefer to take part in the challenge without one, please complete a wetsuit exemption form and send it back to us.

Swimmers who are under 18 must wear a wetsuit to take part in the event.

  • Bag transfer
  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Boscombe Pier
Undercliff Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH5 1BN
UK

You’ll start at Boscombe Pier, Undercliff Road, Boscombe, BH5 1BN. You’ll triumphantly cross the finish line at Bournemouth Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA. 

Parking

The event takes place near Bournemouth Town Centre where there are plenty of pay and display car parks available. Follow the signs as you approach the town, and remember to bring some change with you. The start site is situated near Boscombe Pier. Look out for the British Heart Foundation flags and signage to find us!

Public transport

Bournemouth rail and bus stations are a 30 minute walk away, or just a 15 minute taxi ride.

  • Cut off time
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Staggered starts
  • Sweeper
  • Timed section
  • Toilets
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Setting off from Boscombe Pier, you’ll swim 1.4 miles parallel to the shore and make your way towards the finish line at Bournemouth Pier. There’ll be lifeguards and medical support along the route to make sure you have a safe but most importantly, enjoyable swim! 

You’ll be swimming just beyond the groynes between the two Piers. You’ll be supported by a professional water safety team and there’ll also be buoys in the sea to help you stay on course. 

Sustainability

  • Recycling

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Training plan

What's included

  • Fundraising tips and advice to help you smash your target
  • Regular contact from the BHF team to support you all the way to the finish line
  • A bespoke training plan created by expert training coaches
  • Access to the official Team BHF Facebook group to chat to your fellow swimmers
  • A free BHF swim cap to wear with pride on the big day
  • A fully supported event including a water safety team, lifeguards and medical support
  • Professional photographers to capture you smashing your challenge
  • A huge cheer and a well deserved BHF medal when you cross the finish line! 

Finishing time

If you provided your mobile number when you register you'll be sent a text message within an hour of completing the event letting you know your finish time. Your time will also be available online on the Monday following the event.

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

POWER RESEARCH WITH EVERY MILE

The money you raise will be funnelled into groundbreaking science and support for the people who need it most. 

The British Heart Foundation will be in touch regularly to give you ideas to smash your fundraising target. You can get off to a great start by setting up a JustGiving page and sharing with your closest friends and family!

Smash your £300 fundraising target by midnight on Sunday 2 June 2024 and you'll receive an exclusive Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim towel to use with pride on the big day. And if you raise over £500 by Sunday 2 June 2024, you'll also receive an exclusive BHF sew-on badge!

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
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You need to be at least 14 years old to take part in the swim. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the event.

Entry fees

Entry fee

£50.00

Minimum sponsorship

£300.00

There were a variety of levels of participants from seasoned triathletes to amateur swimmers... there was help along the way, provided by the kayaks over seeing all the swimmers, who gave directions to swimmers... Nice medal made it all worth while as well as all the money raised for British Heart Foundation. Gerry D

Review thanks to RaceCheck