july, 2021

3jul10:00 amBLDSA Bala (North Wales) - Saturday3KM, 1KM Senior/Junior/Open starting at 10.00hrs and 6 miles Senior/Junior/Open starting at 1300hrs. Freestyle/Breaststroke.

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Event Details

SWIM INFORMATION

Age Categories           Junior & Senior

Race Categories         There are 2 categories

  1. Championship events for swimmers in traditional swimming costumes/ trucks (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) – i.e. No wetsuits or body suites.
  2. Swimmers in non-traditional swim wear and wetsuits

1 km Event and 3 km Championship

Registration                 9:00am – Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the Start site.

Briefing                        9.30am on the stone jetty at the lake café car park

Start                            10.00am from the stone jetty at the lake café car park

Course

The start and finish will be from an imaginary line between a buoy and the end of the stone jetty at the lake café car park.  A triangular course will be formed from the jetty, up the lake, round a first buoy across to a second buoy and return to the jetty.  Swimmers will complete one lap for 1km and 3 laps for 3 km.

Conditions of Entry

  1. This swim is open to both members and non-members of the BLDSA.
  2. Caps – Breaststroke swimmers must wear a PINK swimming cap. Novice swimmers may wear yellow to alert safety crews to pay extra attention to them. All other swimmers can wear any other colour swimming cap except pink or white.    Note – only one cap may be worn which have no insulating properties.

Time limit

There will be a time limit of 1.5 hours for the 1km and 2.5 hours for the 3km swim – this limit will be rigidly enforced.

Presentations

The presentation for the 1km Championships, will take place, next to the Stone Jetty as soon as possible after the swim (around 13:15 pm).

6 Mile – Two Way Championship

Registration                 11.45am – Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the Start site.

Briefing                        12.00am on the stone jetty at the lake café car park

Start                            1:00pm from the stone jetty at the lake café car park

Course

The swim will consist of two lengths of Bala Lake, starting and finishing across an imaginary line from the end of the stone jetty at the lake café car park.  The route to be taken will be from headland to headland.  Swimmers must give their number to the Turning Judge as they round the turning boat at the far end of the lake.

Conditions of Entry

  1. For this swim all swimmers must provide their own safety cover, which shall be either a canoe and canoeist or rowing boat and boat crew. No swimmers will be allowed to participate in this event if they have not provided their own support. NO INFLATABLE KAYAKS ALLOWED
  2. All support craft are to fly a Flag Alpha while escorting their swimmer, failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  3. Caps – Breaststroke swimmers must wear a PINK swimming cap. Novice swimmers may wear yellow to alert safety crews to pay extra attention to them. All other swimmers can wear any other colour swimming cap except pink or white. Note – only one cap may be worn which have no insulating properties.

Time limit

There will be a time limit of 5.5 hours on this swim – this limit will be rigidly enforced.  However, if you feel that you wish to swim and have worries that you might be just outside this finish time, then by agreement with the swim secretary, there may be a possibility that you can start your swim up to half an hour earlier.

Presentations

The presentation for the 6 mile Championships, will take place, next to the Stone Jetty at 6:30 pm. Or as soon as reasonably possible as the last swimmer finishes if this a much earlier

Contact:
Philip Yorke

50 Heathfield,
Mirfield, W Yorks, WF14 9BL.

e-mail: balaswim@bldsa.org.uk

On the day entry for 3km and 1k events. Payment in cash only.

Entries Open 1st October 2020

 

 

 

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am

Organizer

Philip Yorkeemail: balaswim@bldsa.org.uk

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