Closing Date: Online entries close 2 days pre-event
Cash entries will be taken on the day at + £2
Dates to be confirmed
• The Overstrand, Boscombe, BH5 1BN - View Location
In its 6th year. The 2019 event will be held at Boscombe beach and is a real must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open water swim. This is a series of 3 races over the summer season. The Salty Sea Dog Swims will take place near the Urban Reef – a funky and informal bar, café, deli and restaurant, serving fresh, seasonal and local food and drink.
Although Boscombe is well sheltered they may be a possibility of some surf conditions. Advice from the lifeguard team will be sought and if necessary the swim will be postponed. Any decision will be made with the swimmers best interest in mind. Latest weather forecasts will be linked to this page as the event date approaches. Any change of plan will be communicated via this web page and by email to all entered participants.
Pre-event information pack:
The 2018 Salty Sea Dog event information is available below. 2019 event information may change. This will give you a good overview of the event. 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.
Please ensure the participant information form is completed before your arrival at the event.Form Links to be added shortly
Junior 16 - 19
Senior 20 - 39
Vet 40 - 49
Super vet 50+
Spectators can get a great view of the action either from the beach or from up on the cliff top. The Urban Reef Beach cafe has an excellent all weather viewing area of the beach and swim course. Perfect for spectators and armchair sports enthusiasts!
Both swim races at the Bournemouth Long swim will be beach starts between the start flags. The course will be marked by large inflatable marker buoys and a large course map will clearly indicate each course. The course layout is subject to change due to weather conditions. The course takes swimmers approx 400 meters from the shoreline and gives a great view of the coast.
Cut off times:
Swimmers over these times will be collected from the water and returned to shore.
Refunds / transfers:
Please ensure you read and agree to the Votwo events terms and conditions when you enter the event. In brief, the refund policy is as follows:
Any event entry cancellation received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org more than 14 days prior to the event date will receive a 50% refund or transfer of entry fee towards another votwo event (£5 transfer fee applies).
Only emailed cancellations are acceptable. Cancellations made in the last 14 days before the event start date will not be eligible for any refund or transfer.
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