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BHF Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

Swim 1.4mi
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Tickets £10–£30, Charity places available

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Take part in Europe's biggest charity swim on the South Coast of England. Great for all those looking to combine their love of swimming with raising money for a good cause, competitors will swim from Bournemouth to Boscombe Pier.

How to enter the BHF Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

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  1. Pier to Pier Swim

    Swim 1.4mi
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BHF Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim route

The challenge is simple: swimmers will brave the English Channel and swim 1.4 miles from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Full water safety cover
  • Branded swim hat
  • Timing chip and wristband to wear during the swim
  • Luggage transport from start to finish location
  • A training guide
  • Fundraising support
  • Full lifeguard and medical support
  • A medal and recorded swim time for all finishers
  • A complimentary hot drink and bottle of water at the finish
Raceday Logistics


08:00 Information Point Opens

09:00-09:40 Baggage Drop off

09:45 Safety Briefing (Red Hat)

10:00 Swim Start (Red Hat)

11:45 Safety Briefing (Yellow Hat)

12:00 Event Starts (Yellow Hat)

14:00 Event Finishes

Please ensure you arrive well before the start of the race in order to drop your bag and warm up.

Kit List
  • Wetsuit
  • Towel
  • Warm change of clothes
  • Goggles

Your friends are family are very welcome to join in cheering at the finish line at Boscombe Pier. Ask them to look the part and ramp up the red! Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.


Email [email protected] if you're interested in volunteering at the race.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to take part in this event?
Swimmers must be at least 14 years old to take part and all swimmers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Is there a cut off?
Swimmers will have two hours to complete the swim
What time does the swim start?
The swim will start at 1000 for Red Hats and 1200 for Yellow Hats.
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British Heart Foundation are ranked #98 in the UK out of 324 organizers


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