Scurry Swims - Lochore 2024

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Scurry Swims - Lochore 2024
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Scurry Swims is a fantastic open water swimming festival held in the beautiful Loch Ore. The Loch provides a safe environment for those new to open water swimming and with several distances on offer, this event will attract the full range of athlete. Come for the scenery and medal.
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Tod Island Iron Distance Swim, Tod Island Middle Distance Swim, Tod Island Olympic Distance Swim, and 4 more
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Calendar
Sat, 8 Jun 2024
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Lochgelly, United Kingdom
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Location
Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly KY5, UK
Start times
Saturday, 8 Jun 2024
Tod Island Iron Distance Swim: 8:45 amTod Island Middle Distance Swim: 8:45 amTod Island Olympic Distance Swim: 10:45 amTod Island Standard Aquathlon: 10:45 amLochore Sprint Distance Swim: 11:30 amLochore Sprint Aquathlon: 11:30 amLochore Novice Swim: 11:50 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Scurry Swims - Lochore 2024
Tod Island Iron Distance Swim
Distance
3800m
£45 - £47
Tod Island Middle Distance Swim
Distance
1900m
£38 - £40
Tod Island Olympic Distance Swim
Distance
1500m
£34 - £36
Lochore Sprint Distance Swim
Distance
750m
£29 - £30
Route information
All swims will take place in the beautiful fresh water of Loch Ore. The loch provides good safety cover and is the perfect spot for a safe introduction to open water swimming.
Iron Man Swim: 3800m
This swim is best suited to more experienced swimmers or those training for an Iron distance event. Equivalent to 76 lengths of a 50m swimming pool, swimmers must be able to reach 1900m (Half way) within an hour and 5 minutes. The swim will be 2 laps of the 1900m course. Swimmers enjoy an Aussie exit of the water after the first lap crossing the finish timing mat before and returning after a short run around the sand to the beach start line again for lap 2.
Middle Distance Swim: 1900m
This 1900m middle distance swim is best suited to more experienced swimmers or those training for a middle distance triathlon event. Equivalent to 38 lengths of a 50m swimming pool. Cut off times will apply to those that have not completed the course in 1hr 10 minutes and they may be asked to come in with the safety boat if they are not close to the shore.
Olympic Distance Swim: 1500m
Ideally you will be able to complete this swim within 55 minutes of the start. A cut off time of 1 hour will be applied and you may be asked to come in with the safety boat unless you are very close to the shore.
Sprint Distance Swim: 750m
Ideally you will be able to complete this swim within 25 minutes of the start. A cut off time of 30 minutes will be applied and you may be asked to come in with the safety boat unless you are very close to the shore.
Novice Swim: 250m
This swim is suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities, and is open to everybody aged 8 and above. Every child aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per child). In this case an adult is anyone aged 18+ years old.
Standard Aquathlon: 1500m Swim / 10k Run
The Standard distance Aquathlon enjoys a 1500 metre swim in the beautiful fresh water of Loch Ore with good safety cover within a friendly swimming environment. The swim will be 1 lap of 1500 metres. As this involves open water swimming in Scotland wetsuits are required!
The run will leave the transition area, and head out along the loch side. It is 2 laps of a flat 5km course out along the Lochside and back to the finish on the grass by the white marquee.
Sprint Aquathlon: 750m Swim / 5k Run
The Sprint distance Aquathlon enjoys a 750 metre swim in the beautiful fresh water of Loch Ore with good safety cover within a friendly swimming environment. The swim will be 1 lap of 750 metres. As this involves open water swimming in Scotland wetsuits are required!
The run will leave the transition area, and head out along the loch side. It is a flat 5km course out along the Lochside and back to the finish on the grass by the white marquee.
What's included
  • Finishers medal
  • Finishers memento
  • Prizes for 1st male and female in each event
  • Post-race drink and snack
  • Swim cap
  • Bag drop
  • Parking
  • 1st aid
  • Chip timing
  • Changing facilities
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How to get there
Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly KY5, UK
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Parking
There is free parking available on site.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 11:15 Registration
08:45 Iron Distance Swim and Middle Distance Swim start
10:45 Olympic Distance Swim and Standard Aquathlon start
11:30 Sprint Distance Swim and Aquathlon start
11:50 Novice Swim starts
Age Requirements
  • Iron Distance Swim: 18+
  • Middle Distance Swim and Standard Aquathlon: 17+
  • Olympic Distance Swim: 16+
  • Sprint Aquathlon: 15+
  • Sprint Distance Swim: 12+
  • Novice Swim: 8+ (Under 12's must be accompanied by an adult 1:1)
Wetsuits
Wetsuit use is optional for water temperatures of 18⁰C or above. Water temperature of the loch in June is usually between 14° and 16°. Swimmers choosing not to wear a wetsuit MUST use an approved high visibility tow float. This only applies to swimmers aged over 16 years old. Swimmers aged under 16 will be required to wear a wetsuit.
  • Water temperature of 20° and above: no wetsuit.
  • Water temperature between 18° and 19.9° swimmer can choose to wear a wetsuit or not.
  • Water temperature between 14° and 17.9° wetsuits are compulsory.
  • Wetsuits are compulsory for all Juniors aged between 8 and 12 years.
FAQs
Are the Scurry Swims suitable for first timers?
Loch Ore provides a safe environment for those who may be new to open water swimming. The longer distances require good fitness levels, but the range of distances on offer make this great for all abilities.
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Do I have to wear a wetsuit a the Scurry Swims?
Water temperature of 20° and above: no wetsuit. Water temperature between 18° and 19.9° swimmer can choose to wear a wetsuit or not. Water temperature between 14° and 17.9° wetsuits are compulsory. Wetsuits are compulsory for all Juniors aged between 8 and 12 years.
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