The Big Bathe For Bowel Cancer

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Take a refreshing dip in the sea this summer and raise money for Bowel Cancer UK. This 750m or 1.5k swim off the sandy beach of West Wittering is a perfect event to add to any sporting calendar this summer.
1.5k, and 750m
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Sun, 10 Jul 2022
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West Wittering, United Kingdom
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Where and when
West Wittering Beach, Pound Rd, West Wittering, Chichester PO20 8AJ, UK
Start times
Sun, 10 Jul 2022
7:45am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Big Bathe For Bowel Cancer
Route information
This swim will be off the West Wittering beach coast in West Sussex.
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What's included
  • Swimming cap
  • Free parking
How to get there
West Wittering Beach, Pound Rd, West Wittering, Chichester PO20 8AJ, UK
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Free car parking will be available for the first 100 cars to register on booking. Please car share where possible.
Participants are recommended to book accommodation as soon as possible as July is a busy time of the year for the Witterings. Some suggestions include:
  • Wicks Farm Holiday Park - West Wittering campsite and pods
  • Willow House B&B - West Wittering based
  • The Beach House - West Wittering based B&B
  • The Premier Inn, Chichester South
  • The Goodwood Hotel, Goodwood"
Event day logistics
It is recommended to arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your race to register, familiarise yourself with the course and warm up. There will be a short safety briefing at the start of each wave.
06:30 Car park opens
07:00 Registration opens
07:30 Registration for 750m swimmers closes
07:45 750m (elite*) race wave starts
07:50 750m (relaxed) waves start
08:00 Registration for 1.5k swimmers closes
08:15 1.5k (elite*) race wave starts
08:20 1.5k (relaxed) waves start
Prize Giving and Refreshments will be served afterwards
*The elite waves are for those who wish to race and are estimated to swim in less than 20 minutes for the 750m swim and in less than 45 minutes for the 1.5km swim.
Start Waves
Elite swimmers who are expected to finish in under 20 minutes for the 750m and under 45 minutes for the 1.5k will start first. All other entrants will start in waves afterwards, 5 minutes apart. The relaxed waves are not competitive. Anyone wishing to race should enter the elite waves.
What to bring
Wetsuits are recommended but not mandatory.
Do I need to wear a wetsuit for The Big Bathe For Bowel Cancer?
Wetsuits are recommended but not mandatory.
How will I know that my entry for The Big Bathe For Bowel Cancer has been confirmed?
You will get a confirmation email from Let’s Do This once you have completed the booking process.
What time shall I arrive to The Big Bathe For Bowel Cancer?
It is recommended to arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to register, collect your race pack, attach your race number and warm up.
Can I donate without participating ?
Donations are welcome and can be done here:
How serious is this event?
This is a fun charity swim. While it will not be timed, it is recommended you have a basic level of swimming fitness. For example, if you are doing the 750m swim, you should be able to swim 1k in the pool without stopping. We also recommend you acclimatise to the water temperature in advance of the swim. For those wishing to race, please enter the elite waves.
Will there be lifeguards?
The swim will include water safety (boats and paddleboards) and first aid but as above, this event is for people who are comfortable swimming in the open water.
I can't swim but want to participate. What can I do?
The organisers are looking for volunteers to help with ushering, registration and serving refreshments. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Victoria or Georgie Hall on 07599 495 180.
What if the conditions aren't good enough?
The event will be postponed if the conditions are considered too hazardous. The water safety team will make this call and relay the conditions.
What other details do I need?
All information will be emailed in a race pack in advance of the swim.
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