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Saturday 2nd October 2021 Nottingham, U.K. Colwick Park Open. Open Water Swim Festival. Individual and team relay events, wet-suit and traditional pool swimwear categories. 1k,, 3k, and 5k races. Simply pick your distance and your favourite
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Colwick Park Open.
Open Water Swim Festival.
Individual and team relay events, wet-suit and traditional pool swimwear categories.
1k,, 3k, and 5k races.
Simply pick your distance and your favourite stroke
Start times. Morning events. Entry Fees.
11:00 1k, 3k, and 5k £20 – £40 (solo swimmers.)
11:00 5k relay £40 (3 – 5 swimmers.)
Colwick Park is the first open water British Long Distance Swimming Association event of the 2021 season. This small, sheltered lake is ideally situated to the south of Nottingham at Colwick Park watersports centre. Make a sharp, early start to your summer of events at Colwick, whether you are a seasoned open water swimmer or a novice triathlete, get ahead of the pack at a friendly and competitive swim meet. B.L.D.S.A. events are the benchmark for water sports safety, fully insured with comprehensive safety rib and kayak cover, first aid facilities and open water swim advice.
Entries for the 1 km are on the day.Entries open 00:00 2nd January 2021.
Registration on the day
9:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.
9.30am – All swimmers must attend.
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 Safeguarding 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.
For more information please contact:
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 11:50 pm
Kevin Welshe mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iconic Isle of Wight Pier2Pier Sea Swim Event Confirmed. The IOW Marlins Masters Swim Club are pleased to announce that
Iconic Isle of Wight Pier2Pier Sea Swim Event Confirmed.
The IOW Marlins Masters Swim Club are pleased to announce that the 70th Pier2Pier Sea Swim Isle of Wight event will take place on Saturday 30th July 2022, starting at 12.00 mid-day alongside Sandown Pier.
Sadly the 2021 event had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather (or high winds causing large waves), and so the organisers held over the entries to the 2022 event. This year there will be 150 swimmers taking part – 50 are IOW-based swimmers, with 100 coming over to the Island from the mainland.
The swimmers enter the sea from the beach alongside the Sandown Pier, and then swim across the 1.8 miles of the Bay to finish on the beach outside the Shanklin/Sandown Rowing Club. Whilst the results are processed the Rowing Club members supply everyone with well-earned refreshments.
To ensure the safety of the swimmers the crews of the Sandown/Shanklin and the Ryde Inshore Independent Lifeboats, and members of the Shanklin Deep Sea Fishing Club provide powered craft.
The first line of safety is supplied by kayakers, supervised by the Isle of Wight Kayak Club. The organisers are requesting anyone who is a kayaker or canoeist or paddle boarder and can assist to contact Adrian.email@example.com with their details. Please help us to keep this iconic event going by supporting us if you can.
Support for the event has been received from Godshill Model Village, Wight Crystal Water, Tesco Extra Ryde, and also Wightlink and Red Funnel, and we thank them for this. We are also grateful to Hovertravel and the many island hotels and B&B’s who have carried over last year’s bookings for the visitor entries.
Bob Cooper, Event Referee and Safety Officer said, “After the disappointment of last year’s cancellation it was pleasing that so many of the entrants were happy to hold over to this year. The Marlins members have also been delighted to see this year’s event be the biggest ever in it’s 70 year history.
It has been pleasing to work in co-operation with RESULTSBASE.COM who are providing the technology to enable improved swimmer registration and timekeeping processes.”
(Saturday) 11:45 am
- Super event man