Dartmouth Open Water Swim

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Set in the beautiful bay of Blackpool Sands, this event has been so popular it is expanding to a two-day race weekend. With races of varying length and difficulty, there is something for everyone. Come on out for views of the sea or the finisher's medal.
750m Swim and 1.5k Swim
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Sun, 12 Jun 2022 - Sun, 12 Jun 2022
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth TQ6 0RG, UK
Start times
Sun, 12 Jun 2022
1.5k Swim:
5:30pm |
750m Swim:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Dartmouth Open Water Swim
1.5k Swim
750m Swim
Route information
Enjoy this clear water swim at Blackpool Sands as you swim either 1.5k or 750m. Perfect for those looking to get into open-water swimming, entrants will love this summer evening swim.
See the following link to sign up for the Triathlons the same weekend: https://www.letsdothis.com/gb/e/dartmouth-triathlon-sunday-188916ExternalLink
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Free silicone Swim hats
  • Numbered racking
  • Toilets
  • Chip-timed results
  • Full Covid-19 measures
How to get there
Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth TQ6 0RG, UK
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There will be free parking at the event site.
There is the option to camp at Blackpool Sands on Saturday night for a small fee. Entrants can purchase this when entering.
Event day logistics
17:00 750m Swim starts
17:30 1.5k Swim starts
Please arrive at least 60 minutes before you race to give you enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up. You will be briefed on the details of each race 5 minutes before the start.
Wetsuits will be compulsory if the temperature is below 14C. If the water temperature is below 11.9C we will shorten the swim(s) to 500 metres. If the temperature is below 11C the swim will be cancelled.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be over 13 to enter the 1.5k Swim, and over 12 to enter the 750m Swim.
Kit List
It is recommended that entrants bring the following kit with them on raceday.
  • Swim clothing
  • Goggles (optional but recommended)
  • Running shoes
  • Performance clothing
Spectator Info
Blackpool Sands is a beautiful setting for racing and spectators make for an incredible atmosphere so please encourage your friends and family down to cheer you on.
There is also camping available at Blackpool Sands on Saturday night, making this event perfect for a weekend away.
Is the event affiliated with British Triathlon and do I need a day membership?
All Sportiva triathlons are British Triathlon affiliated and listed on britishtriathlon.org/. If you do not have annual membership you will need to buy a day membership to take part (£4 in advance, £5 on the day or £1 if you are aged under 20 on 31st December of the year of competition. The exception is the GO TRI /Beginners events which do not require a day membership. To keep entry costs down the Duathlons are not British Triathlon affiliated which means you do not need to purchase a day license to take part. However we do run the duathlons under British Triathlon rules.
Will there be parking at the Dartmouth Triathlon?
Yes, there will be parking near the venue but please make sure you arrive early enough to find a spot and get organised.
Can I bring my dog to the Dartmouth Triathlon?
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at the event.
How do I sign up for the other events at the Dartmouth Triathlon?
Please visit the following link to register for the adult events https://www.letsdothis.com/gb/e/dartmouth-triathlon-sunday-188916
30 reviews
Sol D
Did the race in 2019
The super sprint was a great choice for this event. Sadly the weather was a bit rubbish and hampered my bike performance.
Sam M
Did the race in 2019
Even though the weather wasn't fantastic everything else made up for it. Great race and well organised.
Niall L
Did the race in 2019
I am a man of the sea and i love a good sea swim to start my triathlon. This positive buzz definitely continued through the rest of the race as i got my PB for a sprint triathlon
Henry G
Did the race in 2019
Being an intermediate triathlon athlete this event was great. The course was brilliant and definitely the whole event was up there with one of my favourites
Josh L
Did the race in 2019
The organisation was great but was unfortunate that the course was pretty average especially the run as it lacked that atmosphere you need to get over the finish line.
Calvin H
Did the race in 2019
My first triathlon ever and thought it was a fantastic experience. Only attempted the super sprint which was the perfect distance for me right now. Great event.
Jake K
Did the race in 2018
The organisation and atmosphere are ok, but unfortunately the course is a bit dull and uninspiring.
Cassandra H
Did the race in 2019
I thought the event was well organised. The swim was well marshaled with lots of lifeguards. On the bike course i found several riders taking corners by cycling onto the other side of the road, this isn't great when you are cycling up a hill. A few riders i had to shout at to get onto their side of the road. The run course is quite dull - 4 laps of a car park. Could it not be improved, take it onto the beach? Be a bit like the Grizzly, that would be much more fun.
Tessa Y
Did the race in 2019
Amazing course, great atmosphere. Could have put mats down in transition area to help with gravelly feet from beach.Really enjoyed it.
Toby S
Did the race in 2019
The location for the race is excellent and it provides a good challenge. Transition was well set up however people are still confused on which way to rack their bikes so that they are effectively alternated and the bikes don't hit each other. Not sure what you can do other than keep saying it over the loud speaker (which you did), and maybe on the printed number write something like "put seat post against sticker", also maybe explain it and visually show it in the race manual may help. The swim was clearly marked with a good briefing prior to the start.Transition in and out on the bike was far better this year with improved segregation between competitors and spectators.The bike course was also far better with effectively no road junctions which meant it was as safe as it could be from that aspect. I would not change the course as it worked well.The run course whilst compact is excellent for spectators and competitors alike and keeps it very close knit and provides an excellent atmosphere. Again, don't change the course.The organisation overall was again excellent with plenty of marshals at the right point.. Well done to all.Looking forward to the next race.
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