The Active Life Pier to Pier Swim

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Swim along the coast to Herne Bay's iconic 19th Century Pier. This point to point swim means less effort on navigation and more power in every stroke. The choice between a 750m, 1.5km or 3km distance makes this a race for any ability. Sign up today to get that kick from the cool English sea.
1.5km Swim, 3km Swim, and 750m Race
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Sun 17th Jul 2022
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Hampton Pier Ave, Herne Bay, UK
Start times
750m Race:
2:00pm |
1.5km Swim:
1:55pm |
3km Swim:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Active Life Pier to Pier Swim
750m Race
1.5km Swim
3km Swim
Route information
We offer a 750m swim, a 1500m swim and a 3000m swim.
The 750m swim will leave from Hampton Pier, head out towards Herne Bay Pier and turn around a large triangular buoy 375m from the start line.
The 1500m swim will leave from Hampton Pier, head out towards Herne Bay Pier and turn around a large triangular buoy 750m from the start line.
The 3000m swim will leave from Hampton Pier all the way to Herne Bay Pier, turning around a large triangular buoy just short of the Pier itself and returning close to the shore back to Hampton Pier.
What's included
  • Full water safety cover
  • Specific wave swim hat
  • Full lifeguard and medical support
  • Chip-timed results
  • Bag drop
  • Six part open water training guide from Outdoor Swimmer
How to get there
Hampton Pier Ave, Herne Bay, UK
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There is parking at Swalecliffe Avenue Car Park and there is plenty of on street free parking available on most of the side roads around Hampton
Event day logistics
*Please note that tickets for this event go live on 1st December 2022.
12:00 Registration opens
13:20 Registration closes
13:25 First swim briefing
13:30 Second swim briefing
13:35 Third swim briefing
13:45 3km race starts
13:55 1.5km race starts
14:00 750m race starts
Swim Briefing
All participants must attend their swim briefing prior to their race starting. The briefing is essential as it will point out key information and ensure participants understand the course.
Registered participants will be notified in the pre-event information which briefing you need to attend.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 14 years old on the 11th July 2022 to enter this event.
Kit List
If the water is 15 degrees or below, then a wetsuit is compulsory. If you chose not to wear a wetsuit, you must use a tow-float for safety reasons. The temperature of the water at last year's event was 17.1 degrees.
There will be a few minutes for swimmers to acclimatise and warm up in the water before the air horn starts each swim distance.
Bag Drop
There will be a designated supervised area to leave your belongings while you complete the sea swim.
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Kit List
There is a beach shower near Herne Bay Pier, there are toilets 50m from the registration area.
We will provide a bag drop that will be staffed throughout the event. However, we would request that any real valuables are not brought to the event.
Are there showers at The Active Life Pier to Pier Swim?
Yes, there is a beach shower near Herne Bay Pier.
Are there toilets at The Active Life Pier to Pier Swim?
Yes, there are toilets inside the registration building and in the car park outside.
Where can I collect my swimming hat for The Active Life Pier to Pier Swim?
You will collect your swimming hat at registration, which is located at Hampton Pier.
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Tickets on organiser’s site

90 High Holborn,

4th Floor, WC1V 6LJ

Reg number 10083277

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