Age Categories Senior (At least 16 years of age on the day of the Championship). Registration 1km - 9:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register. 5km - 10:00am report to
Senior (At least 16 years of age on the day of the Championship).
1km – 9:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.
5km – 10:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.
1km – 9.30am – All swimmers must attend.
5km – 11:00am – All swimmers must attend.
1km – 10:00am
5km – 11:30am
This is a 1km circuit course around positioned buoys. The 1km swim does one circuit, the 5km swim does five circuits.
There may be some places for the 1km to pay on the day (but we cannot guarantee that – Members and Non Members welcome
1. This swim is restricted to fully paid-up senior members of the BLDSA.
2. BLDSA Rules apply to this swim, i.e. only traditional swimming costumes/ trunks (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) will be permitted (No wetsuits or body suits). Please see BLDSA website for more details. Caps – Breaststroke swimmers must wear a PINK swimming cap. All other swimmers can wear any colour cap other than WHITE or PINK. Note – only one cap may be worn which have no insulating properties.
3. That you will declare that if you enter the swim whilst pregnant, you will inform the swim secretary at the earliest possible opportunity, and will provide him/her with a letter from a doctor or midwife confirming your suitability to enter the event. You understand that entry may be refused to pregnant swimmers at the discretion of the swim secretary, following a risk assessment.
There will be a time limit of 3.5hours on this swim.
The presentation will be held on the lake side or in the Adventure Centre as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.
Non UK Residents
Non UK Residents must provide evidence of membership of their governing body or individual insurance for Open Water Swimming.
From the North leave the M1 at junction 26 and follow the A610 into Nottinham City Centre then follow the signs for Trent Bridge, Nottingham Racecourse and Colwick Park.
On reaching Nottingham Racecourse follow A612 Southwell Road keeping Nottingham Racecourse on your right. After the Toby Carvery Restaurant turn right at the second set of traffic lights into Mile End Road. Then immediately right into River Road which leads into Colwick Park. To gain entry into the park you will need a £2 to raise the barrier (your exit is free) then follow the road through the park until you reach West Lake and Colwick Park Adventure Centre.
From the South leave the M1 at junction 24 and follow the A453 towards Nottingham then follow directions as above.
For those people who wish to use sat nav the post code for the park is NG4 2DW
Emergency Safety Cover
Emergency Safety cover will be provided; at a minimum this will include the BLDSA rescue boat and a number of canoes spaced around the course.
All persons are advised to report any incidents, including near misses, to a nominated person who shall be named at the championship briefing meeting.
The BLDSA has in place Anti-Bullying and Child & Vulnerable Adult Policies. Copies of which may be obtained from the BLDSA Hon. Child & Vulnerable Adult Officer.
Any person associated with the swim is expected to pay any car park charges that may be due from the parking of their vehicle.
We are most fortunate to have access to the new Adventure Centre on the lakeside where there are showers toilets and changing facilities.
www.bldsa.org.uk – Information on all BLDSA events and much more.
For more information please contact:
(Sunday) 9:00 am
Mr. Patrick Smith19, Palmers Court Southwell, Notts NG25 0JE Tel: 07734 600553 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org