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Blackpool Pier to Pier Open Water Swim

04 Sep 2021

Blackpool Pier to Pier Open Water Swim accepts sign-ups by application, which the organiser approves. You may apply now. When you've completed your personal details, you can authenticate your card details so that the organiser can approve your Application and instruct us to complete your payment.

Organiser's Description


The Annual Official BLACKPOOL Pier to Pier Swim 

Saturday 4th September, 2021

This iconic event is a regular event thanks to The Team at Get Set 4 Success Ltd and all the Blackpool Pier Swim stakeholders and supporters. As a result of the huge success the last few years, it has become an annual swim. There is a also a non-wetsuit category.

Swim safely between Blackpool's North and South Pier and have amazing fun. You will also get one of Blackpool's famous tram rides to the start taking in the attractions as you go along the Golden Mile with the famous Blackpool Tower


Further details can be found below:

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The Course

The iconic BLACKPOOL Pier to Pier Open Water Swim is set in the Lancashire Seaside resort of Blackpool, famous for many attractions.

You will swim between all three piers from North to South Pier and be looked after in the water by the highly experienced Blackpool Beach Patrol. You will take a Tram to North Pier, the start of this swim. As you move along the waters of the Irish Sea, you will be able to sight-'sea' from a distance and pass alongside the Golden Mile and the famous Blackpool Tower. You will finish at the Sandcastle Water Park and even be able to pop along to Blackpool's well-known Pleasure Beach to complete your action packed, fun and enjoyable day.

Location: Sandcastle Water Park, South Beach, Blackpool, Lancs FY4 1BB

Distances and further details:

  • Approximately 1.6 miles  (Please note that we reserve the right to move the Event to Sunday 5th September should the weather and sea conditions be unfavourable for Saturday)
  • Registration - will open (time tbc) at the Sandcastle Water Park though time/location of briefing and registration may be subject to change and at the organisers discretion given the ever changing situation due to the pandemic. Information will be posted on the website regularly leading up to the swim. Please keep an eye on this:
  • Start Times - The Event will be one wave of swimmers (although we reserve the right to split into two waves and in accordance with safety requirements as per Blackpool Beach Patrol). The start time approx 12/12.30pm on Saturday 4th September (the Event Organiser reserves the right to change timings subject to weather conditions). Registration from 9am. Please keep watching the website for updates.
  • Time Limit - will be 1.5 hours after which time any swimmer will be instructed by the Beach Patrol to get out of the water and will be taken to shore
  • It is anticipated the Event along will finish approx. 5 hours after registration. Bespoke commemorative souvenirs will be presented to swimmers when they finish their swim, along with t-shirt. These have a very unique image as Get Set 4 Success Ltd continue to have their specially commissioned illustrator designing it.


Online entry opens: 6pm on Sunday 4th April, 2021

Online entry closes: Midnight 16th August, 2021

You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the race to enter the event.

Entry prices

  • £58 (plus Entry Central service fee)
  • Refund Protection Payment is Optional

Entry fee includes:

  • Full water safety cover provided by Blackpool Beach Patrol Service and in liaison with HM Coastguard
  • Finisher's Bespoke Plaque
  • Blackpool Pier Swim T-Shirt for everyone who finishes (to guarantee your tee shirt size entries MUST be have been received at least six weeks before the event.)
  • Commemorative swim hat 



  • Swim hats with numbers must be worn at all times when in the water (provided on the day)
  • Wetsuits and non wetsuits
  • Goggles
  • Safer Swim/Tow floats (bright colours such as orange, pink and yellow please!) mandatory for all participants

Water temperature

Based on average water temperatures for the end of July over the last few years, we expect the water temperature in the Irish Sea to be between 14°C and 16°C for the Blackpool Pier to Pier Open Water Swim Event. The temperature in the sea can vary quite a lot depending on the amount of rainfall and sunshine we have. If you wish to be kept updated on the water temperature in the run up to the event please keep a watch on the website or feel free to drop us an email.


Terms & Conditions


Please note Get Set 4 Success Ltd operates a no refund policy. If the event has to be cancelled and/or postponed for whatever reason, an alternative date will be offered. Should the alternative date be unsuitable, then your entry will be carried over to the following year at no extra cost. Ask the organiser at that time. Thank you.


These will be published near the time on the website so please keep checking :






16 Aug 2021£58.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 04/09/2021

Status: Application

Total Places: 120


Dr. Julie Bradshaw

07941 467291


Sandcastle Water Park South Beach Blackpool Lancs FY4 1BB