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Blackpool Pier to Pier Open Water Swim

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

Organiser's Description


The Annual Official BLACKPOOL Pier to Pier Swim 

Saturday 28th August, 2021

This iconic event is now into the THIRD year 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 couple of years, it has become an annual event. 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:

Please visit us on: https://www.facebook.com/Blackpool.Pier.to.Pier.Swim/



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 28th August should the weather and sea conditions be unfavourable for Saturday)
  • Registration - will open (time tbc) at the Sandcastle Water Park though may be subject to change and at the organisers discretion.
  • 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 TBC on Saturday 28th August (the Event Organiser reserves the right to change timings subject to weather conditions)
  • 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 have specially commissioned an artist/illustrator to design it.


Online entry opens: Very soon!

Online entry closes: Midnight 14th August, 2020

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

Entry prices

  • £57 (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 t shirt size entries MUST be have been received at least six weeks before the event.)
  • Commemorative swim hat 
  • Refreshments at the Sandcastle Water Park

***Participants will be entered into a prize draw for an overnight stay which includes Breakfast and Dinner for Two in a luxurious Bespoke Hotel in the UK*** (TBC with sponsor given this was originally for the 2020 event re-scheduled due to covid)


  • Swim hats must be worn at all times when in the water (provided on the day)
  • Wrist bands must be worn when in the water(provided on the day) NO BAND, NO SWIM
  • Wetsuits and non wetsuits
  • Goggles
  • Safer Swim/Tow floats (preferably orange) 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

For T&C incuding refund policy related to entry to The Blackpool Pier To Pier Swim please click the following link:




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








14 Aug 2021£57.00

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

Dates and Status

Date: 28/08/2021

Status: Application

Total Places: 240


Dr. Julie Bradshaw

07941 467291


Sandcastle Water Park South Beach Blackpool Lancs FY4 1BB