january, 2020

1jan - 29feb7:20 pmfeb 29- 7:20 pmBLDSA One Hour Swim Challenge

Event Details

British Long Distance Swimming Association One Hour Swim Challenge 2020

One Hour Swim Challenge Individual                                             One Hour Swim Challenge Team Form

A bulk entry form is available by emailing the swim secretary at bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com and requesting either an individual or team entry form. You will need to enter the first entrant online through the forms above then the bulk form will be generated and emailed to you. YOU MUST CONTACT bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com for instructions regarding the bulk form entry.

Welcome to the BLDSA One Hour Swim Challenge 2020.

Prices for entry are as follows

UK Individual £5.50    UK Team Entry £5.50

International Individual £7.00    International Team Entry £7.00

The aim of the One Hour Swim Challenge is to swim as far as you can in a pool in one hour.

Each entrant will receive a cloth badge as a souvenir of the event and medals will be awarded as detailed below. There are two competitions: individual and team. Swimmers all enter the individual competition.  If they wish, they can then enter the team event as well. Teams must consist of 3 swimmers of the same age group and gender. Medals are awarded to the first 3 teams in each age group.

The swim can take place any time during January and February, in a pool that is at least 25 yards long.  The closing date is 7th March.

The swim is open to all – any age, any ability! You do NOT have to swim solidly for an hour, just go as far as you can. This is your chance to pit yourself against your own personal best distance swum in an hour or to set yourself a target to go for next year.

For disabled entrants, categories of disability are as follows:

H1. Ambulant: those with a predominantly physical disability

H2. Wheelchair: those who spend most of their time in a wheelchair

H3. Non-physical: those with a non-physical disability, ie. mental or sensory disability

Club coaches should decide the most suitable category for each swimmer.  Please choose the appropriate option on the online entry form.

A bulk entry form is available by emailing the swim secretary at bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com and requesting either an individual or team entry form. You will need to enter the first entrant online through the forms above then the bulk form will be generated and emailed to you. YOU MUST CONTACT bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com for instructions regarding the bulk form entry.

The Swim

The objective of the swim is for individual swimmers to achieve the greatest possible distance within one hour. The swim must be completed in the months of January and February. The incoming results will be listed in order of the distance completed, in the individual age categories as detailed below.

Medals

British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA) medallions for all individual events, duly inscribed, will be awarded as follows:

Up to 5 competitors Gold Medal
Between 6 and 10 competitors Gold and Silver Medals
Over 10 competitors Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals

In the team swim, members of the first three teams in each age group will receive BLDSA medallions.

Every entrant will receive a souvenir BLDSA Postal Swim embroidered badge as a memento of having taken part in the swim.

Location

You may use any swimming pool 25 yards in length, or longer. All results will be in metres. Distances in yards will be converted into metres.

Eligibility

Entry will be accepted from any swimmer, you do not need to be a member of a club, or the BLDSA, with age groups from under 10`s to over 85`s, please see below. Entries can only be accepted on the online and accompanied by the correct entry fee.

Individual Categories (Men & Women)

Under 10’s 16 – 17 years

18 – 19 years

35 – 39 years 55 – 59 years 75 – 79 years
10 – 11 years 20 – 24 years 40 – 44 years 60 – 64 years 80 – 84 years
12 – 13 years 25 – 29 years 45 – 49 years 65 – 69 years 85 years plus
14 – 15 years 30 – 34 years 50 – 54 years 70 – 74 years

Team Categories

Under 10’s 10 – 11 years 12 – 13 years 14 – 15 years 16 – 17 years

18 – 19 years

25 years plus 35 years plus 45 years plus 55 years plus 65 years plus

A team must consist of 3 swimmers of the same sex and all swimmers in a team must be first claim members of the same club. Individual swimmers may only be entered into one team in this competition.

To enter the team event, all swimmers must have already entered the individual event. For the under 10’s, 10-11 years, 12-13 years, 14-15 years, 16–17 years and 18–19 years age groups, each swimmer must be that age or under.

For all other teams, the youngest member will determine which category the team is in, and all swimmers must be older than that category.

All age categories are calculated on ages on 1st January, in the year of the swim.

Counters

Each swimmer must provide their own counter who can act as timekeeper and starter. Each counter must be a responsible person.

Entry For More Than One Event

This is quite acceptable provided 2 entries are completed and two entry fees are paid.

Closing Date

All entries must be made online no later than 7th of March.

Time Delay

No medallions or souvenir badges will be forwarded until the adjudication is complete. Please do not expect to hear from us until May or June. Overseas results and souvenirs will be mailed via airmail.

Postal Swim Secretariat

All online entries and must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.

Results will be posted as soon as possible after the closing date.  Medals and badges will, likewise, be posted out to entrants at the earliest opportunity.

One Hour Swim Challenge Secretary 2020: Caroline Lewis

A bulk entry form is available by emailing the swim secretary at bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com and requesting either an individual or team entry form. You will need to enter the first entrant online through the forms above then the bulk form will be generated and emailed to you. YOU MUST CONTACT bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com for instructions regarding the bulk form entry.

bldsaonehourchallenge@gmail.com

One Hour Swim Challenge Individual                                             One Hour Swim Challenge Team Form

Time

January 1 (Wednesday) 7:20 pm - February 29 (Saturday) 7:20 pm

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