Sun 30 Jun 2024 Torquay, Devon, UK

English Riviera Swim | 3000m

The longest distance of the ever-popular English Riviera Swim series in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Abbey Sands, for a range of swimming abilities.

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  • Sun 30 Jun 2024
Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay




Age 14 & over

  • 3000 m sea swimming


The English Riviera Swims are getting more popular every year. As part of the English Riviera Triathlon here's a chance to do a 3000m, 1500m or 750m swim in the warm and sheltered waters of Torre Sands in Torquay - whether it's your first or fiftieth sea swim.

This event is part of English Riviera Swim.

Event video

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Average fitness
  • Spectators
  • Swim hat provided
  • Swim hat required
  • Wetsuit optional

  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Torre Abbey Sands
Torbay Road

The beach has an excellent water safety record and is right in the heart of Torquay with plenty of parking & accommodation options nearby.

  • Multiple laps

3-lap swim.

  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • Finishers medals for all
  • Podium medals for winners
  • Free silicone swim hats
  • Toilets
  • Public liability insurance
  • Professional chip timing
  • Professional First Aid
  • Full water safety team
  • Professional event photographs (photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark and prints are available for an additional charge)

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

Early bird entry fee


Thank you so much for a fantastic event. It was so well organised and so friendly. Really enjoyed the day. Thank you. Natalie P

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  • Sun 30 Jun
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Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay




Age 13 & over

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Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay




Age 13 & over

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