Entries for 2021 events NOW OPEN
We are trying to remain positive that events will be able to go ahead as planned but it is up to you as an individual to make an informed decision about entering swims. Rest assured your safety and the safety of all our volunteers remains our main priority as is always the case regardless of the current pandemic, so with this in mind we are planning new ways of enabling the swims to run but they will only run if its safe to do so. You will of course be updated as soon as we know if the event can’t take place. It may be worth ensuring if you enter an event which requires accommodation bookings, that they offer refunds if the event is cancelled and this may be at short notice if the government makes drastic changes
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Please note ALL swimmers under 18 years old must have an appropriate adult at the swim event land based site. This is a requirement for our safeguarding policy and any swimmers turning up to an event must comply with this rule to be able to swim.
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- BLDSA Novice events are open to non-members from 10 years of age upwards.
- PLEASE NOTE CLOSING DATES CAN BE UP TO 1 MONTH PRIOR TO DATE OF SWIM.
- A SAE should be enclosed with any paper applications submitted.
- Breaststroke swimmers must wear a pink cap. Freestyle swimmers must not wear pink caps.
- Your BLDSA membership number must be quoted on all BLDSA correspondence. All BLDSA Championships, will be run under BLDSA rules. If an Affiliated Club Championship is run under BLDSA rules then any person can take part whether they are BLDSA members or indeed members of any other organisation (this is at the discretion of the organising club).
- It is the swimmer’s responsibility to provide suitably qualified boat-crew to accompany them, where required.
- All swimmers are reminded that safety equipment as required in the Championship rules will be checked physically at the briefing meeting. Failure to comply with the requirements will mean the swimmer will be disqualified from the Championship.