Entries limited to just 100 swimmers
Closing Date: Online entries close 2 days pre-event
Cash entries will be taken on the day at + £2
Saturday 5th September 2020
The Overstrand, Boscombe, BH5 1BN - View Location
The Swim Long event is a GPS tracked point to point sea swim. The route is a simple traverse along the seafront to Hengistbury Head (and back). Swimmer's handrail the beach by 50 meters. Each swimmer is issued a tow float that carries their GPS tracker and acts as an emergency buoyancy aid should it be required. Supporters, friends, and family can accurately track the swimmers as they move along the course. The 5km swim starts at Boscombe pier and finishes adjacent to the Hengistbury Head car park. The 10km follows the same course but swimmers turn at the 5km finish and return back to Boscombe pier. Feed stations will be present at the 2.5km point on both the 5km and 10km.
The Swim Long event is a self-navigation, GPS tracked adventure swim. Swimmers use the event issued tow floats to house the GPS units and to provide emergency buoyancy should it be required. Navigation is relatively easy and swimmers are to handrail the coastline by approx 50 meters. The swimmers are monitored by Geo Tracks at the event HQ, water safety craft and beach spotters who will patrol the swim course. Only experienced swimmers who are confident of completing the distance should enter.
You may register at any time up to 15 minutes before start time
Close Date for online entries: 2 days before the event. Entries on the day will be taken at the normal price - plus £2.00
Pre-event information pack:
The 2020 info pack will be available here shortly. All entrants will be emailed a reminder to read the event information. It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information. We do not post out information.
GPS Tracking and tow floats:
Each swimmer will be issued a GPS Tracker at event registration. The tracker will be placed inside an inflated swim tow float (as shown below). The tow float is then attached by the swimmer to their waist via the waist strap. Swimmers can be tracked by visiting the following link https://events.geotracks.co.uk/live/276. Tracker icons will appear on the live view tracking map 5 mins before the start of the event.
Senior 20 - 39 (M+F)
Vet 40 - 49 (M+F)
Super vet 50+ (M+F)
As part of the entry system to the event, all participants agree to the following:
Refunds / transfers:
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