Covid 19 Information
The BLDSA advise that anyone undertaking a Swim Recognition attempt must ensure all Safeguarding measures are taken in line with Government Advice appropriate to the local area. That includes any travel restrictions in place between home locations and the swim. This is for all those included in the attempt, Swimmers, Observers, Pilots, Witnesses etc.
The BLDSA offers a swim recognition service for solo swimmers or relay teams who complete a swim outside of a BLDSA Championship event.
The BLDSA encourages all long distance swims provided the swim is within the BLDSA rules.
Following the ratification of a successful swim, the swimmer(s) will receive a certificate and details of the swim will appear in the annual year book. Details of the swim will be added to the swim recognition page of the BLDSA website and the swim will also be entered into the BLDSA’s official records.
The full rules for swim recognition can be found in the swim recognition forms which can be downloaded from this page.
All swimmers must be swimming members of the BLDSA at the time of the swim.
All swims must have at least one witness who must be a member of the BLDSA. Witnesses can be Non-swimming BLDSA members or Senior members.
For record or inaugural swim attempts there must be at least two BLDSA member witnesses.
Swim Recognition Fee
The fee for individual swim recognition is £50 for Senior swimmers and £10 for Junior swimmers.
The fee for relay team recognition is £50 for Senior teams and £10 for Junior teams.
You can now pay for your swim recognition online. Once you have submitted your swim recognition forms you will be issued with a password to allow a payment to be processed through our web site secure system.
The swim recognition forms can be downloaded directly below. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device then click on “View Full Site” and the link to the forms should then be visible from your mobile device.
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