BLDSA Windermere One Way
01 Sep 18
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ENTRY WILL BE CLOSELY EXAMINED AND IF THE SWIM SECRETARY IS UNHAPPY WITH DETAILS PROVIDED HE WILL RAISE THESE CONCERNS WITH YOU. AFTER DISCUSSIONS OR IF HE IS UNABLE TO CONTACT YOU OR IF HE IS UNABLE TO OBTAIN ACCEPTABLE DETAILS OF YOUR SWIM HISTORY OR ACCEPTABLE DETAILS OF YOUR SUPPORT CREW OR KAYAKER (IF SUPPLIED BY YOU) YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE SWIM LIST AND A REFUND WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.
BLDSA Windermere One Way Championship
£185 - Swimmer requires a rowing boat (swimmer needs to provide at least 2 competant crew)
£85 - Swimmer is providing their own Paddler & Kayak (This must not be an inflatable canoe)
£160 - Swimmer wanting a Kayak and Paddler providing
From 7:15am - Fell Foot Country Park
Boat crews - 8:15 - Fell Foot Cafe
Swimmer - 8:45 - Fell Foot Cafe
9:00am - By Fell Foot Cafe
Conditions of Entry
1. This swim is restricted to fully paid-up senior members of the BLDSA.
2. 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.
3. All swimmers must supply their own crew. This must not be an inflatable canoe. Each crew member must wear a Life jacket/buoyancy aid, a whistle must be available on the boat / kayak and a Flag Alpha must be flown when the swimmer is in the water.
4. 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.
There will be a time limit of 9 hours.
Non UK Residents
Non UK Residents must provide evidence of membership of their governing body or individual insurance for Open Water Swimming.
How to get to there
Start - Fell Foot Country Park (LA12 8NN) on the A592 near Newby Bridge, at the southern end of Windermere.
Finish - Waterhead Public Beach (LA22 0ER), Ambleside on the A591.
Emergency Safety Cover
Emergency Safety cover will be provided; at a minimum this will include the BLDSA rescue boats.
The presentation will be held after the last swimmer has finished. It will be held at Fell Foot Country Park at 7pm (TBC). A meal is provided for each swimmer. Additional meals can be ordered for crew and supporters at a cost of £12 each.
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 Adults Protection Officer.
www.bldsa.org.uk - 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.