Swim Events

Please read the SwimSafe advice  (CLICK HERE)  before attending a swim or event.

Click on the links below the event to go to the information page for more details as to where to  meet etc...... the facebook pages contain the most info as to who's attending and general chit chat about the swim.
Social swim means just turn up and join in - no need to pre enter - but nice if you could go to the facebook link to say you're attending.
The swims are categorised as to whether they are suitable for new simmers or experienced open water swimmers only.
 No safety cover. You swim at your own risk. 
Event - an organised event normally with an entry fee and safety cover.
Click here for our  regular swims although a lot are more spontaneous so keep an eye on the facebook pages for what's going on.

Local events are listed below but here is a link for events nationwide -  http://www.overtaquatix.com/comevents.php

2015
Saturday/Sunday May 16th/17th - Bude Sea Pool Challenge
The Chestnut 10 mile Challenge will take place on Saturday 16th May. The event is being organised in partnership between the Friends of Bude Sea Pool and the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. Teams are being invited to sign up now for this unique event and register their place on the challenge to swim in relays and complete 10 miles in the Bude Sea Pool.
Registration for the 10 mile Challenge is £125 per team. You can have a team of two – or a team of ten it’s up to you!
Register today by getting in touch with David on 01752 792736 or email chestnut.events@nhs.net
All funds raised from the event will be split between the Friends of Bude Sea Pool and the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer

For info contact David Squires ( events &campaigns The Chestnut Appeal )
www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
chestnut.events@nhs.net
01752 792736

Organised by The Chestnut Appeal in partnership with the Friends of Bude Sea Pool.
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PORTHPEAN to SILVERMINE 3.2km  - Saturday 23rd May - 10:30AM
Mad Hatters Sports Events...
Velotive Sea Swim Series 2015:

Entries now open for the Mad Hatter sea swim series in Cornwall this summer  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1923 - £20 each or £80 for the series :-) 

For more info and entry details contact the organiser -
http://madhattersportsevents.co.uk/

Enter 4 swims and get the 5th FREE!
Entry £20 per swim in advance, £25 on the day...
online entry details to follow.
Each swim will have its own prizes for male/female winners of the following age categories:
Open, 16-25, 26-39, 40-54, 55+
All competitors will be awarded points for each swim according to their finish position to give an overall total after the 5 swims.
The series will award prizes to the top 3 male/female finishers in the Open category. Trophies for the top 3 male/female competitors will also be awarded in each age category
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Saturday 30th May - RNLI Falmouth Castle to St Mawes Castle 
Entries open
Visit the organisers website for details 
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CARLYON BAY CRINNIS ROCK 2km - Thursday 18th June - 6:45PM
Mad Hatters Sports Events...
Velotive Sea Swim Series 2015:

Entries now open for the Mad Hatter sea swim series in Cornwall this summer  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1923 - £20 each or £80 for the series :-) 

For more info and entry details contact the organiser -
http://madhattersportsevents.co.uk/

Enter 4 swims and get the 5th FREE!
Entry £20 per swim in advance, £25 on the day...
online entry details to follow.
Each swim will have its own prizes for male/female winners of the following age categories:
Open, 16-25, 26-39, 40-54, 55+
All competitors will be awarded points for each swim according to their finish position to give an overall total after the 5 swims.
The series will award prizes to the top 3 male/female finishers in the Open category. Trophies for the top 3 male/female competitors will also be awarded in each age category
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Saturday June 20th - Inn to Inn
From the Old Quay Inn at Devoran to the Pandora Inn, Mylor. 
The swim will start at high tide so there will be some outgoing tide to help swimmers, the distance is 2.7km.


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Sunday 28th June - THE TAMAR SWIM

A swim across the River Tamar from Saltash to England and back again.

Part of the Saltash Regatta weekend.

Pre- entry registration will be required as the swim is limited to 50 swimmers per day - details to follow.

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Friday July 3rd - Crantock Biathon ( or just a 1.5Km swim up the Gannel )
for more info and to enter see organisers website -
http://crantockbiathlon.co.uk/
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Saturday July 4th - St Ives Biathon
For more info and to enter see organisers website - 
http://www.stivesslsc.com/biathlon/
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Saturday 4th July - BLDSA Torbay
8 miles Senior, 4 Miles Veterans.
For info see http://www.bldsa.org.uk/
Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start: 1100hrs. If supplying your own canoeist they must be experienced in sea conditions.
Contact: Mr Peter Larrad,19 Russell Avenue, Swanage BH19 2ED Tel 01929 426948 email peter.larrad@btinternet.com
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Sunday 12th July - Padstow to Rock

You will need to enter this very popular swim quickly.
Info available from


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Sunday 19th July - Swim Trelissick

A swim for Cornwall Hospice Care at Trelissick Gardens near Truro.
Choice of ½ mile or 1 mile!

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Sunday 19th July - Swim The Lake ( Stithians )
For info and entry details see organisers website http://www.cbhsc.co.uk/Latest_News.html.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES FRIDAY 3rd JULY.
1K,3K and 5K events.

This is an event for Carn Brea and Helston Swimming and is suitable for both swimmers who are experienced in open water as well as those who would like to try something different.

If you have any questions please contact John Helme on
johnhelme.owsec@gamil.com
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GORRAN HAVEN to THE GWINGES 3.8km - Saturday 1st August - 4:30PM
Mad Hatters Sports Events...
Velotive Sea Swim Series 2015:

Entries now open for the Mad Hatter sea swim series in Cornwall this summer  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1923 - £20 each or £80 for the series :-) 

For more info and entry details contact the organiser -
http://madhattersportsevents.co.uk/

Enter 4 swims and get the 5th FREE!
Entry £20 per swim in advance, £25 on the day...
online entry details to follow.
Each swim will have its own prizes for male/female winners of the following age categories:
Open, 16-25, 26-39, 40-54, 55+
All competitors will be awarded points for each swim according to their finish position to give an overall total after the 5 swims.
The series will award prizes to the top 3 male/female finishers in the Open category. Trophies for the top 3 male/female competitors will also be awarded in each age category
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Saturday 1st August - Percuil River Ramble 

A 3 km swim down the Percuil River. Registration will be in St Mawes, followed by a 20 minute walk to the start of the swim. The swim finishes in the harbour back in St Mawes where there will be an evening bbq for all the swimmers.
We are supporting Cornwall Wildlife Trust and this year will be donating £1 from each entry to this very worthwhile charity.

for info see organisers website http://www.nearwaterevents.co.uk/
The cost of Entry is £30,
this includes:
1) Swimming Cap, which must be worn during the swim
2) Medal for completing the swim
3) BBQ supper and drink after the swim
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Saturday 1st August  - Pub to Pub - The Smuggler's Revenge

for info see organisers website http://www.pub2pub.co.uk/

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Saturday August 8th - Cornwall Big swim

Saturday 8th August  - Cornwall Big Swims
Port Gaverne / Port Isaac

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Saturday 18th July - St Michaels Mount

St Michaels Mount swim for The Chestnut Appeal

For info contact David Squires ( events &campaigns The Chestnut Appeal )
www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
chestnut.events@nhs.net
01752 792736


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Sunday August 16th  - Plymouth Breakwater swim - 


For info contact David Squires ( events &campaigns The Chestnut Appeal )
www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
chestnut.events@nhs.net
01752 792736

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TOPSHAM TO TURF - Saturday 22 August
For info and entries please visit organisers website
http://www.estuary-league-of-friends.co.uk/2015-topsham-to-turf-ferrymans-swim/
A one and a half mile swim down the River Exe from the Passage Inn at Topsham to the Turf Locks pub.
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WILD DART SWIM - Saturday 22 August
The Wild Dart Swim is a 3km swim starting at the Dart-Totnes Rowing Club in Totnes and ends at Sharpham's North Quay. It is for experienced swimmers and newcomers to open water swimming alike. Shuttle bus transport provided back to the rowing club.
For info see organisers website - Wild Dart Swim entry


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Sunday 23rd August - Swim for Logan - Penzance
A one mile sea swim (approx) starts at 10.30 AM

for more info and entry http://www.swimforlogan.co.uk/
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Yacht Inn swim - Friday 28th August -   Penzance
Open water swim from Newlyn Green to Jubilee Pool Slip – approx. 1,300 metres
In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
6.15pm start for 12 and under
7pm start for all others

Registration opens at 3.30pm – Closes 5.55pm for Juniors and 6.40pm for Seniors
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CAERHAYS to PORTHOLLAND 3.6km - Saturday 29th August - 4:30PM
Mad Hatters Sports Events...
Velotive Sea Swim Series 2015:

Entries now open for the Mad Hatter sea swim series in Cornwall this summer https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1923 - £20 each or £80 for the series :-)

For more info and entry details contact the organiser -
http://madhattersportsevents.co.uk/

Enter 4 swims and get the 5th FREE!
Entry £20 per swim in advance, £25 on the day...
online entry details to follow.
Each swim will have its own prizes for male/female winners of the following age categories:
Open, 16-25, 26-39, 40-54, 55+
All competitors will be awarded points for each swim according to their finish position to give an overall total after the 5 swims.
The series will award prizes to the top 3 male/female finishers in the Open category. Trophies for the top 3 male/female competitors will also be awarded in each age category
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Sunday 30th August - Fowey Harbour Swim
see organisers website for info and entries -
http://www.foweyharbourswim.co.uk/
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Sunday 30th August - Creek Safari 
The swim will be from the pontoon at Trelissick, upstream to Ruan Lanihorne.
See organisers website for more details. http://www.nearwaterevents.co.uk/creek-safari-swim

Registration will be in St Mawes and swimmers will then be taken by ferry to start the swim at Trelissick. The swim will start at 16:15 (2 hours 15 mins before high tide) so swimmers will be swimming with the tide in their favour up to Ruan Lanihorne. Swimmers will then be bussed back to St Mawes where we will have an evening bbq.
The swim will be 1 km longer than 2014 at 6.5km.

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Sunday 30th August - Torbay Geoswim
Organised by Geopark Adventures. This challenging event takes place in the beautiful Global Geopark of Torbay, the perfect location for Open Water Swimming!
Staged in the sheltered waters off Goodrington Sands all competitors will experience Open Water swimming at its very best! What’s so exciting about this course is the natural arena that is created by the cliffs at both ends of the beach and the wonderful spectator promenade on North Beach. Spectators will be able to cheer on every stroke as the competitors swim along the sea wall.
There are three "go-long" distances on offer to challenge your spirit of adventure, 1, 3 or 5km. All distances start on the soft sand of South Beach and swim a circuit of the Goodrington Sands Bay. The 5km swim the main course area twice (see Map). The finish line for each distance is back on the sand at South beach. Each event is timed and results will be available at the end of the race.

Sign up online at www.geoparkadventure.com
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 Saturday 5th September - RNLI  ST MICHAELS MOUNT 
For info and entry form see organisers website  RNLI St Michaels Mount

The Around the Mount Open Water Swim is a one and a half mile open water sea swim around St Michaels Mount in Mounts Bay.

This is  the inaugural RNLI Around the Mount Open Water Swim 2015 swim and hope to see as many people as possible come forward to take part. The event promises to be great fun with a fantastic atmosphere so do come along and get involved.

All money raised from this event will go towards a fundraising appeal at Penlee Lifeboat Station to raise funds for a new Lifeboat Station.

The event has a maximum limit of 250 swimmers and is open to anyone over the age of 14. Please note that due to the nature of this event, participants should be intermediate or experienced open water swimmers that have previously swam at least one and a half miles in open water

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Saturday September 5th - Scilly Challenge

Registration opens 19th December.

Swim and Walk the Islands in a day!

6 swims averaging 1.5 miles and 6 walks averaging 1 mile completed as a group with full safety and logistical support. 

Minimum swim time of 40mins/mile.

for information or to sign up for email updates see organisers website


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Saturday September 5th - Dart 10K & 10 Mile

The flagship event run by The Outdoor Swimming Society.

More info and chat about the event here https://www.facebook.com/events/571974349570795/?fref=ts
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Sunday 13th September - Agatha Christie One Mile Sea Swim


Broadsand paignton

...for Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Torbay Surf Life Saving Club.


See organizers website for details

http://www.daat.org/event/daat-one-mile-sea-swim

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Sunday 13 September - Swim Trelissick

A swim for Cornwall Hospice Care at Trelissick Gardens near Truro.
Choice of ½ mile or 1 mile!



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Sunday September 20th - Burgh Island
For info contact David Squires ( events &campaigns The Chestnut Appeal )
www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
chestnut.events@nhs.net
01752 792736

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PENTEWAN SANDS DRIFTWOOD 2km - Sunday 27th September - 3pm
Mad Hatters Sports Events...
Velotive Sea Swim Series 2015:

Entries now open for the Mad Hatter sea swim series in Cornwall this summer https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1923 - £20 each or £80 for the series :-)

For more info and entry details contact the organiser -
http://madhattersportsevents.co.uk/

Enter 4 swims and get the 5th FREE!
Entry £20 per swim in advance, £25 on the day...
online entry details to follow.
Each swim will have its own prizes for male/female winners of the following age categories:
Open, 16-25, 26-39, 40-54, 55+
All competitors will be awarded points for each swim according to their finish position to give an overall total after the 5 swims.
The series will award prizes to the top 3 male/female finishers in the Open category. Trophies for the top 3 male/female competitors will also be awarded in each age category
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2014


Saturday August 9th  - Trident Challenge - CANCELLED

ORGANISED BY FALMOUTH FIREFIGHTERS FOR THE FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY GYLLY SURFLIFE SAVING & CANCER RESEARCH UK 
ENTRY FEE £5
SWIM AT GYLLYNVASE BEACH FALMOUTH    (APPROXIMATELY 1000M DISTANCE) 
For more info and entry form go to http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/TridentChallenge  or call Falmouth Community Fire Station on 01326 212412

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Sunday August 31st - Ladram Bay to Sidmouth

Ladram Bay to Sidmouth swim for The Chestnut Appeal
for information see organisers website - entries open in January


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Saturday 13th and Sunday September 14th - The Blue Mile

Plymouth, the spiritual home of the Ecover Blue Mile returns for a fourth year with the event taking place on the opening weekend of the Ocean City Festival 2014. Setting off from the historical Mayflower Steps like the Pilgrim Fathers, this fun and challenging tidal course follows the waterfront into Plymouth Sound and finishes in the heart of the bustling Barbican.


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Sunday September 14th - Barnstaple River swim

For North Devon Hospice - 10AM to 12 NOON

So don’t hang around, please register online at www.northdevonhospice.org.uk and we will send you confirmation of your place, as well as sponsorship forms and all the information you need for the day.-or application form attached.

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