Salty Sea Dog Long Swim - June

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Salty Sea Dog Long Swim - June
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This wonderful sea swim is the first in a 3 race series along the Bournemouth coast. With carefully marked routes and a stunning coastline view, this event is one you won't want to miss. The cool open water is sure to cool you down in the summer heat. So don't hesitate, sign up today.
5k Long Swim, 3.8k Long Swim and 2.5k Long Swim
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Sat, 8 Jun 2024
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bournemouth BH6 4EN, UK
Start times
Saturday, 8 Jun 2024
5k Long Swim: 8:00 am3.8k Long Swim: 8:00 am2.5k Long Swim: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Salty Sea Dog Long Swim - June
5k Long Swim
3 Loops
3.8k Long Swim
3 Loops
2.5k Long Swim
2 Loops
Route information
This event will be held at Hengistbury Head and is a must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open water swim. This is the first race in a series of three Long Swim events over the summer season.
All 3 distances follow just 50m from the edge of the beach along the coastline, providing wonderful views of the shore throughout. The courses will be marked by buoys.
All 3 courses follow a counter-clockwise oblong course, and swimmers will complete 2 laps for the 2.5k, 3 laps for the 3.8k and 4 laps for the 5k.
Event Rules
As part of the entry system to the event all participants agree to the following:
  • All swimmers will read and adhere to the 'Participant Event Information Pack'. (available to download from the organiser's web page approx 2 weeks pre-event date)
  • All swimmers must wear the issued swim hats during the course of the swim event
  • All swimmers must wear the issued swim tow float that holds the GPS tracking unit. This must be returned at the finish
  • Swimmers who have retired must not leave the event unless they have handed their tow float back to the finish staff
  • You may not enter someone else for the swim. Only the person participating in the swim is to complete the entry form and agree to the terms and conditions of the event
  • You may not transfer your entry to another person
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What's included
  • Chip Timing
  • Highly visible course marker buoys
  • Swim hat
  • Water safety cover
  • Toilets
  • Finisher's cake and coke
How to get there
Bournemouth BH6 4EN, UK
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Car parking is available at the nearby Hengistbury Head Car Park. BH6 4EL
Please be aware of cyclists when entering and exiting as the triathlon will be live. There is parking in the registration car park but only park here if necessary as the cyclists will be using this as an exit/entry from bike transition.
Event day logistics
07:00 Long Swim registration opens
07:50 Start line briefing
08:00 All swims start
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 16 years old to take part.
Wetsuits are not required, however those who swim without one accept the inherent risks involved. Please only choose to not wear a wetsuit if you are an experienced swimmer.
Cut-Off Times
  • 2.5km - 1hr 30mins
  • 3.8km - 1hr 50mins
  • 5km - 3 hours
Spectator Info
Spectators can get a great view of the action either from the beach or from up on the cliff top. The Urban Reef Beach cafe has an excellent all-weather viewing area of the beach and swim course.
GPS tracking is also in place for this event, so your friends and family can follow your progress from home.
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