BLDSA Ullswater Championship has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Info for any organiser updates.
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BLDSA Ullswater Championship

11 Aug 18






Age Categories
Senior (At least 16 years of age on the day of the Championship).

7.45am registration for 1st wave of swimmers- Swimmers and boat crews MUST register.

8.45am registration for 2nd wave of swimmers

8.00am for leisurely swimmers and crews - All swimmers and crews must attend.
9.00am for the remaining swimmers and 9.15am for their crews - All swimmers and crews must attend.

8.30am for leisurely swimmers and 9.30am for the remaining swimmers.

This is a straight line course from the Ferry Landings Steamer Pier at Glenridding to a large yellow Buoy at Pooley Bridge to the right of the steamer pier.   Swimmers must follow instructions given at the briefing when crossing the area of the sailing races.

Conditions of Entry
1. For this swim all swimmers must provide their own safety cover.  This must not be an inflatable canoe

2. This swim is restricted to fully paid-up senior members of the BLDSA.

3. All support craft are to fly a Flag Alpha while escorting their swimmer, failure to do so will result in disqualification.

4. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to ensure that their safety cover is at the briefing in good time. If a swimmer’s safety cover is not at the briefing the swimmer will not be allowed to start the race.

5. BLDSA Rules apply to this swim, i.e. only traditional swimming costumes/ trunks (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) will be permitted (No wetsuits or body suits). Please see BLDSA website for more details. Caps - Breaststroke swimmers must wear a PINK swimming cap. All other swimmers can wear any colour cap other than WHITE or PINK. Note – only one cap may be worn which have no insulating properties.

6. That you will declare that if you enter the swim whilst pregnant, you will inform the swim secretary at the earliest possible opportunity, and will provide him/her with a letter from a doctor or midwife confirming your suitability to enter the event. You understand that entry may be refused to pregnant swimmers at the discretion of the swim secretary, following a risk assessment.

Energy Drinks
It is advisable that you take an Energy Drink during your swim. This can be handed to your canoeist who will carry it down the lake and hand it to you during the swim. A reasonable feed strategy to be applied during your swim is to stop every half hour. If your swim is several hours long and the water temperature is low you will need to take on energy during the swim. We want you to finish the swim not the swim to finish you!

Time limit
There will be a time limit of 6.0hours on this swim.

Non UK Residents
Non UK Residents must provide evidence of membership of their governing body or individual insurance for Open Water Swimming.

Ullswater is situated in a beautiful area of the Lake District, running between Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, next to the A592.

Emergency Safety Cover
Emergency Safety cover will be provided; at a minimum this will include the BLDSA rescue boats.  

The presentation will take place shortly after the swim on the lake side.

General Information
All persons are advised to report any incidents, including near misses, to a nominated person who shall be named at the championship briefing meeting.
The BLDSA has in place Anti-Bullying and Child & Vulnerable Adult Policies. Copies of which may be obtained from the BLDSA Hon. Child & Vulnerable Adult Officer.
Any person associated with the swim is expected to pay any car park charges that may be due from the parking of their vehicle.

For those who intend to stay at Ullswater there are numerous hotel and guest houses in the area. There are also Campsites at Glenridding, Patterdale and at Pooley Bridge.

Websites - Information on all BLDSA events and much more.

The BLDSA hold 16 Championships across country.  They include Loch Lomond and St Mary's Loch in Scotland, Llyn Tegid in Wales and swims at Colwick Park, Dover, Torbay, North Yorkshire, Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater, Derwentwater and Scarborough.

Phil Yorke
Dates and Status

Date: 11/08/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 30

Places Available: ??

31 Jul 2017£55.00

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

Event Address
Ullswater, Lake District, England