BLDSA Long Distance Swimming Championships

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Meadfoot Beach, TORQUAY, Devon, TQ1 2EL
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BLDSA Long Distance Swimming Championships, Torquay, Devon

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The BLDSA Torbay takes place across a large, semi-circular bay on the south coast of Devon, famous for its beautiful long sandy beaches, stunning views, red sandstone cliffs and crystal clear waters.

The 8 mile starts from Meadfoot beach in Torquay across to the turnaround point near Brixham. It’s recognised as one of the toughest swims on the BLDSA calendar and a history dating back to the 1950s and still has records that stand from the 1980s, where Karen Toole set a record time of 2 hours 42 minutes (1983) and Lyndon Dunsbee in 2 hours 40 minutes (1986). The event remains only one of two sea swims that the association runs annually.

If supplying your own canoeist they must be experienced in sea conditions.

The BLDSA Torbay Championship takes place across a large, semi-circular bay on the south coast of Devon, famous for its beautiful long sandy beaches, stunning views, red sandstone cliffs and crystal clear waters. The 8 mile starts from Meadfoot beach in Torquay across to the turnaround point at Fishcombe Cove near Brixham. It’s recognised as one of the toughest swims on the BLDSA calendar and a history dating back to the 1950s and still has records that stand from the 1980s, where Karen Toole set a record time of 2 hours 42 minutes (1983) and Lyndon Dunsbee in 2 hours 40 minutes (1986). The event remains only one of two sea swims that the association runs annually.

Swim Secretary: Steve Price – torbayswim@bldsa.org.uk

This event is NON-WETSUIT only.

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*Swimmers must be members of the BLDSA before entering and must be experienced swimmers (Torbay – Ideal experience for swimmers).

KAYAK SUPPORT

Swimmers must have a kayak with escorting them for this event, this can either be provided by us for a fee or you can bring your own. If you decide to bring your own, they must be experienced in rough sea conditions and ideally should have a BCU 2 star award.

THE ROUTE

The swim starts from Meadfoot Beach in Torquay across to Fishcombe Bay and then heads back to Meadfoot. Having a good kayaker for this swim is essential since the swimmer can’t navigate and the kayaker can see how the currents are pulling the swimmer.

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BLDSA Long Distance Swimming Championships (4 June 2020)

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