june, 2018

30jun11:00 amBLDSA Torbay8 miles Senior, 4 Miles Veterans. Freestyle/Breaststroke.

Event Details

If supplying your own canoeist they must be experienced in sea conditions.

The BLDSA Torbay Championship takes place across a large, semi-circular bay on the south coast of Devon, famous for its beautiful long sandy beaches, stunning views, red sandstone cliffs and crystal clear waters. The 8 mile starts from Meadfoot beach in Torquay across to the turnaround point at Fishcombe Cove near Brixham. It’s recognised as one of the toughest swims on the BLDSA calendar and a history dating back to the 1950s and still has records that stand from the 1980s, where Karen Toole set a record time of 2 hours 42 minutes (1983) and Lyndon Dunsbee in 2 hours 40 minutes (1986). The event remains only one of two sea swims that the association runs annually.

Swim Secretary: André Roberts – torbayswim@bldsa.org.uk

This event is NON-WETSUIT only.


Register(Waiting List)

*Swimmers must be members of the BLDSA before entering and must be experienced swimmers (Torbay – Ideal experience for swimmers).

Kayak Support

Swimmers must have a kayak with escorting them for this event, this can either be provided by us for a fee or you can bring your own. If you decide to bring your own, they must be experienced in rough sea conditions and ideally should have a BCU 2 star award.

The Route

The swim starts from Meadfoot Beach in Torquay across to Fishcombe Bay and then heads back to Meadfoot. Having a good kayaker for this swim is essential since the swimmer can’t navigate and the kayaker can see how the currents are pulling the swimmer.



(Saturday) 11:00 am


Andre RobertsTel: 07480 234 807 5 Hill End Road, Twyning, Tewksbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 6JL

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