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Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – August

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£27.00 - £38.00Free injury protection
Event summary

This wonderful sea swim is the third and final event in a 3 race series along the Bournemouth coast. With 3 challenging distances on offer, this is a cracking event for more experienced swimmers. Come for a brisk Saturday morning wake-up in this fun, summer event.

Your organiser

Votwo Events & Adventure Ltd organise sporting events including Triathlons, Duathlons, Trail Running Challenges, Running Races, Open Water Swims, Adventure Runs, and Aquathlons. Votwo Ltd coach athletes to achieve their goals and operate the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone - a specialist sports science lab dedicated to improving the performance of motor racing drivers and endurance athletes.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Aug 05 2021

What's included:

  • GPS tracking and timing
  • Highly visible course marker buoys
  • Swim hat
  • Tow float use
  • Water safety cover
  • Hot showers
  • Toilets
  • Male and female changing rooms
  • Finish cake and coke
2.5k
8:35am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 2.5km

£27.00 - £30.00
3.8k
8:35am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 3.8km

£30.00 - £33.00
5k
8:35am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 5km

£35.00 - £38.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How will I receive my information pack for the Salty Sea Dog Long Swims – August?
The information pack is available to download from the Votwo website in the final two weeks before the event.… read more
FAQ
What happens if I miss a cut-off time for the Salty Sea Dog Long Swims – August?
Entrants who miss a cut-off time will be collected from the water and taken back to shore.… read more
FAQ
Do I have to wear a wetsuit in the Salty Sea Dog Long Swims - August?
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

This event will be held at Boscombe beach and is a must for anyone looking for a slightly more challenging open water swim. This is the third and final race in a series of 3 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, with each course only requiring one lap. 2.5k swimmers turn at the first buoy, 3.8k at the second, and 5k at the third.

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

Logistics and schedule

08:30 Registration opens

08:35 Rolling start for all distances

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 16 years old to take part.

Cut-Off Times

  • 2.5km - 1hr 30mins
  • 3.8km - 1hr 50mins
  • 5km - 3 hours

Wetsuits

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.

Spectators

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.

How to get there

The Overstrand, Undercliff Dr, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, UK

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By Car

Boscombe Pier is situated just east of Bournemouth and can be accessed from the A338 and the A35.

Parking

There is parking available at the Overstrand, but please be aware of any fees or resections before attending the event.

By Train

Bournemouth Station is comfortable walking distance from the Pier.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How will I receive my information pack for the Salty Sea Dog Long Swims – August?
The information pack is available to download from the Votwo website in the final two weeks before the event.
FAQ
What happens if I miss a cut-off time for the Salty Sea Dog Long Swims – August?
Entrants who miss a cut-off time will be collected from the water and taken back to shore.
FAQ
Do I have to wear a wetsuit in the Salty Sea Dog Long Swims - August?
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.
FAQ
Are there any age restrictions for the Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – August?
You must be at least 16 years old to take part.
FAQ
Do I have to bring a tow float to the Salty Sea Dog Long Swim – August?
No, you will be provided with one on the day, which will have your tracker attached.
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2.5k
8:35am Sat 7th Aug 2021
£27.00 - £30.00
3.8k
8:35am Sat 7th Aug 2021
£30.00 - £33.00
5k
8:35am Sat 7th Aug 2021
£35.00 - £38.00

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£27.00 - £38.00Free injury protection

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