july, 2024

6jul9:00 amBLDSA Bala (North Wales)4KM, 3KM, 2KM, 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

Categories              There are 2 categories

1) Challenge events for swimmers in 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) – i.e. No wetsuits or body suits.

2) Swimmers in non-traditional swimwear and wetsuits

1 km 2 km 3 km and 4 km Event

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, 2 laps for 2 km, 3 laps for 3 km and 4 laps for 4 km.

Conditions of Entry

This swim is open to both members and non-members of the BLDSA.

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.

 

6 Mile – Two Way Challenge

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.

3 Mile – One Way Challenge

Registration               2.00pm, report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the Start site.

Briefing                       2.30pm on the Public Beach at Llangower

Start                            15.00 noon from the Public Beach at Llangower

Course

The swim will consist of one lengths of Bala Lake, starting from an imaginary line from the end of the stone jetty. Swimmers will swim across the lake to a large orange BLDSA buoy which they will turn around clockwise, on the right shoulder.  Swimmers will then continue headland to headland along the side of the lake until they reach the stone jetty. Swimmers will finish by touching the jetty and calling out their number.

Conditions of Entry

Advice to Kayakers download

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

All support craft are to fly a Flag Alpha while escorting their swimmer, failure to do so will result in disqualification.

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.

Contact:
Philip Yorke

50 Heathfield,
Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9BL.

e-mail: balaswim@bldsa.org.uk

On the day entry for 4km, 3km, 2km and 1km events. Payment in cash only.

Entries Open 1st November 2023

Bala member eventsThis is for BLDSA MEMBERS ONLYBala OPEN eventsThis is for NON MEMBERS ONLY

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am

Organizer

Philip Yorkeemail: balaswim@bldsa.org.uk

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