The Start and Finish:
The full swim will start at Bowleaze Coveway, with the onsite Cafe open from 0730 offering a selection of food and drinks. The half swim will start alongside the groyne opposite Lodmoor Country Park. Both distances will exit the water on the beach alongside the Pier and will finish on the beach.
Getting to the Start:
Whilst swimmers can make their own way to the start, all swimmers have the option to be picked up from the registration area on the beach (near Alexandra Gardens) and bussed to the start lines. We will bring your baggage back for you before you start your swim and make sure it is waiting for you after you finish. This is included in your entry ticket, but you can purchase additional 1 way tickets for spectators too.
Wetsuits or Skins?
We will have extensive water safety cover for this event but it is still a swim in the sea, which can be very unpredictable.
Wetsuits will be compulsory for all swimmers. However, if you are an experienced open water sea swimmer and would like to swim without a wetsuit, please apply giving your recent experience and swimming history. Each case will be assessed independently on its own merits. Please note, without going through this process and receiving approval prior to the event, wetsuits are mandatory. All swimmers who do get approval will have to swim with a tow float.
Minimum age for this event is 18 years. For the full bay swim, there is an interim cut off at the half way point of 1hour and 10minutes.
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