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Go Swim Dunoon

07 Aug 2021

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

GO SWIM Dunoon 2021 - NEW!!!

Join us for an Open Water Swimming or Aquathlon experience you will never forget. We aim to provide swimmers with exhilarating, challenging, enjoyable, safe and professionally organised events, whatever their age or ability. We want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the incredible experience of open water swimming, from newbies to racing snakes. So, whether it's your first time, or you're looking for your next adventure, get out of the pool and take the plunge with Go Swim!.

The iconic West Bay in Dunoon is our venue - Dunoon on the West Shore of the Firth of Clyde is the largest Town in the Argyll area. Attractive Victorian Villas built in the 19th century line the sea front. There is a Victorian pier and ferry terminal taking passengers across the Clyde to Gourock. Because the town is more accessible by Ferry it has something of an Island feel to it.

COVID (yuk, sorry!): the event will be run under COVID safety guidance at the time of the event. Please rest assured that we will do the right thing and keep you, our host communities and our race team safe. Please see the event website for details of the special COVID T&C's in the event of a need to postpone Go Swim Dunoon

We will continue to follow Scottish Government guidance on Covid-19 and will be prepared to make the following alterations to the event structure, if necessary, to allow for social distancing. Full details of the event format will be sent to all entrants in advance of the event.

Alterations may include:

– Time Trial Starts
– Digital briefings, no race day briefings.
– Reduction of race touch points as far as reasonably possible throughout registration & course.
– Track & Trace health declaration may be required.
– Spectators may be discouraged (sorry – we really love having everyone along normally, but this will depend on Government guidelines at the time!)
– Removal of prize-giving (sorry – but if has to be done, it has to be done).

* This is all subject to obvious Covid-19 caveats, particularly changes in Scottish Government guidance and stakeholders requirements.

Swim Line Up:

250m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 8+ (under 12's must be accompanied by an adult 1:1)

750m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 12+

1500m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 16+

3000m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

5000m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

Aquathlon Line Up:

750m Swim | 5K Run Aquathlon Open to those aged 15+ 

250m Swim | 2K Run Aquathlon Open to those aged 11 - 14

Swim Schedule (*TBC for a guide only):

Event  Start Time
5,000 metre 08:00
Aquathlons 09:00
3000 metre  09:45
1500 metre  11:00
750 metre 12:45
250 metre 13:00









What's Included

We want your experience of Go Swim to be 'premier', and  you will get a great package from us to make sure you have a great day and fantastic experience;

- Professional, experienced organisers

- Full water safety cover to governing body standards (kayaks, motor boats etc.)

- Full land safety and 1st Aid team

- Event Chip Timing

- Finishers' T-Shirt

- Custom Event Swim Cap

- Announcer and PA System

- Professional Security and Stewarding

- Bag Drop Tent (COVID permitting)

- Changing Tent Facilities (COVID permitting)

- Public Car Parking close to Race HQ

- And Much More!.



Please see the event website - for race details. Full athlete guide will be posted on the website 10-14 days before the race, and emailed to entrants at this time.


Wetsuit use is optional for water temperatures of 18⁰C or above. Water temperature in August is usually between 13° and 15°. 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

Who are the Organisers?

Go Swim is powered by Still Going Strong. We've got years of serious experience of running safe, enjoyable open water swimming behind us, including;

- Event Management of the Glasgow 2018 European Open Water Swimming Championships

- Go Swim Loch Lomond

- Aberfeldy Triathlon/Aberfeldy Multisport Festival

- Race Directors of the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh triathlon

- Keswick Mountain Festival

That means you can relax and enjoy your swim knowing you are in safe hands!.

We are working with the Dunoon Business Improvement District, Dunoon Presents,  who are delighted that the Go Swim concept is coming to Dunoon on 7th August. They have long been working on a strategy to re position the town as a leading outdoor activities location and events like Go Swim will only enhance the ambition to establish the town in such a way. Dunoon presents are delivering their annual 10k on the same day where you can enter here .


Please see for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather/water conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the TE portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Still Going Strong only. The full Still Going Strong data use policy can be found HERE.


30 Apr 2021£50.00
30 Apr 2021£40.00
30 Apr 2021£35.00
30 Apr 2021£38.00£40.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

30 Apr 2021£30.00
30 Apr 2021£23.00£25.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

30 Apr 2021£15.00
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 07 Aug 2021

Closing Date: 30 Apr 2021

Status: Closed

Go Swim Dunoon - 5000m??/125
Go Swim Dunoon - 3000m??/150
Go Swim Dunoon - 1500m??/150
Go Swim Dunoon - Aquathlon (Adult)??/50
Go Swim Dunoon - 750m??/150
Go Swim Dunoon- Aquathlon (Junior)??/40
Go Swim Dunoon- 250m??/75


Richard Pearson



West Bay Dunoon PA23 7HU