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Details We hold our annual dinner to celebrate the swim season, from all the great swims that people have completed to the members that give up their time freely to benefit
We hold our annual dinner to celebrate the swim season, from all the great swims that people have completed to the members that give up their time freely to benefit of the association. We also recognise those performances and contributions each year through our awards. We hope you’ll join us for a evening of celebration and of course good food and drink!
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The Royal Hotel – Scarborough – See map at bottom of page.
Standard Double/Twin £69 per night
Standard Single £49 per night
All prices are inclusive of Breakfast and VAT @20%
( 01723 361774 ) – https://www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/the-royal-hotel-scarborough
01723 361 774
These rates are discounted for our event. In order for them to be applied you need to ask reception to transfer you to Jackie or Gemma in Events and quote the reference BLDSA
Parking is available – please see the information here
Nominations – To nominate people for their fantastic achievements this year click here.
Dates and times: 16th-17th March 2019, running from 9 am Saturday to 1 pm Sunday. Cost: £100.00 Location: Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club, Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Rd, London SE18 4LX, UK see below for details or
Dates and times: 16th-17th March 2019, running from 9 am Saturday to 1 pm Sunday.
Location: Charlton Lido and Lifestyle Club, Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Rd, London SE18 4LX, UK
see below for details or contact us for more information.
What’s the KEY OBJECTIVE of the weekend?
To give those with a major swim booked for 2019 a chance to improve technique, get proper feedback on their stroke and set them up for a successful season. You will be swimming A LOT, going home buzzing and feeling fitter!
Who is it aimed at?
The weekend is tailored to a group of 20max members of the BLDSA. Apply using the link above. Please note that priority will be given to those BLDSA members who are taking on Loch Lomond, Windermere or other BLDSA swims.
What you will get out of it?
Technique work, underwater filming, stroke feedback, skills sessions, speedwork, feeding and help with the mental side of marathon swimming. We will also be incorporating a Pilates and Flexibility session with a leading, qualified Pilates coach. There will be a mixture of both pool-based work and classroom sessions. You will be guaranteed lots of swimming and you don’t even have to fly abroad to do the sessions!
Your coaches during the weekend
Chris Malpass (BLDSA Windermere Swim Secretary)
Chris is a real swimmers’ swimmer – he lives and breathes the sport and is actively involved at every level – from a coach through to competitor.
As a youngster, Chris was selected to compete at an international level for both Great Britain and for England. In 2014, Chris successfully competed at the World Masters Swim Championships in Canada. Chris achieved top 10 positions in all his pool and open water races, including three top 5 finishes. Chris spends much of his time open water swimming and has held several records and titles within the UK, including the arduous BLDSA Champion of Champions (South) race held in Dover, which he has won on two occasions.
An impressive background in coaching combined with a BSc in Sports Science means that Chris is superbly placed to advise on stroke analysis and correction for all levels of swimmer with the emphasis on enjoyment and remaining injury-free. Chris is Swim Sec for BLDSA Windermere.
Barely swimming as a youngster, Mark re-learnt the technical aspect of front crawl from scratch in his mid-30s and instantly became hooked. He is one of only few Brits to be listed in the ’24-hour club’ with his 70km & 33-hour solo success in Lake Geneva in 2016. He has swum the English Channel twice, Two-way Windermere and Loch Lomond solo among very many others. He’s one of only a few people to have completed the entire BLDSA calendar. He eats, sleeps and breathes marathon swimming, training and technique work in addition to organising the BLDSA Champion of Champions (South) and Two-way Windermere swims. He is living-proof that you can come to swimming later in life and achieve much greatness.
16 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 17 (Sunday) 1:00 pm GMT
Mark Sheridandistanceweekend@bldsa.org.uk email@example.com
Overview The first BLDSA swim of the year and a great start to the season. You can choose from 1km, 3km or 5km – or even really kick the season off
The first BLDSA swim of the year and a great start to the season. You can choose from 1km, 3km or 5km – or even really kick the season off with a bang and double up and do the 1km swim and one of the longer distances too.
Use the links below to enter this event.
Entries for the 1 km are on the day.
The course is a 1km loop of Colwick lake in Nottinghamshire, marked by positioned buoys.
The 1km swim will start first and we welcome as many newcomers to open water swimming as possible. The 1km swim is open to both wetsuit swimmers and non-BLDSA members – you can also sign up on the day.
The 3km and 5km swims will start together (so you CANNOT enter both) and will both do multiple loops of the lake. Both events are open to wetsuit swimmers – but you will not swim as part of the championship event.
Registration on the day
1km – 9:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.
3km & 5km – 10:00am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.
1km – 9.30am – All swimmers must attend.
3km & 5km – 11:00am – All swimmers must attend.
1km – 10:00am
3km & 5km – 11:30am
(Note that times may be subject to change)
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.
For more information please contact:
Amanda Bell – email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Sunday) 9:00 am
Amanda Belle mail: email@example.com
- Super event man