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BLDSA Derwentwater Championships

20 Aug 2017

THE BRITISH LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION (BLDSA)

 

 

The 25th DERWENTWATER CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

............ Will take place on 20th August 2017 ............

  

 

Events are as follows:

 

5.25 mile (8.4km) - Junior & Seniors

2.00 mile (3.2km) - Junior & Seniors

 

 

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.

 

A summer of great swimming through the BLDSA.  For more information go to www.bldsa.org.uk

 

 

 

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ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY

 

SWIMMERS REQUIRE THEIR OWN CANOE / BOAT SUPPORT

  

TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS ONLY TO BE WORN

 

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Age Categories
Senior & Junior

 

Registration
From 8.30am you should report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the site.

 

Briefing
9.00am near the Keswick Launch pier.

 

Start
9.30am from near the Keswick Launch pier

 

Course
From the Keswick Launch Pier to the first turning buoy which will be adjacent to a rock at the South East End of Derwentwater. From here to a second turning buoy at Kettlewell Beach near Ladore and then completing the triangular course returning to Keswick Launch Pier. The exact course will be identified at the briefing.

 

Conditions of Entry
1. This swim is restricted to fully paid-up junior & 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. 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.

 

Time limit
There will be a time limit of 5.5 hours on this swim – this limit will be rigidly enforced.

 

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
From the M6 follow the A66 into Keswick. Upon entering the town of Keswick, on the A5271, turn left into Tithebarn Street and left onto Heads Road (B5289) heading towards Borrowdale. Follow the road a short distance to the roundabout and turn right onto Lake Road. Follow Lake Road into the Car Park. From the Car Park walk the remaining distance to the jetties. Note all swimmers are responsible for payment of Car Parking Fees.

 

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

 

Changing Facilities
There are toilets in the Car Park away from the waters edges which can be used for changing in.

 

Presentations
The presentation will be held near the Keswick Launch pier as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.

 

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 Adults Protection Officer.

 

Accommodation
There is considerable accommodation available in Keswick. For more information go to the tourist board website.

 

Annie Stafford
Swim Secretary
email: annegstafford@googlemail.com

 

Websites
www.bldsa.org.uk - Information on all BLDSA events and much more.

 

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ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY - TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS TO BE WORN ( for Championship entry) 10 wetsuit places allowed, but whilst swimmer will receive a certificate no trophy will be awarded, and name will not be entered for the overall Championship.

 

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Age Categories
Senior & Junior

 

Registration
From 8.30am you should report to the Swim Secretary Annie Stafford, upon arrival at the site.

 

Briefing
9.00am near the Keswick Launch pier.

 

Start
10.30am from the Kettlewell Beach near Ladore

 

Course
From the Kettlewell Beach near Ladore straight to the Keswick Launch pier, by the most direct route.

 

Conditions of Entry
1. This swim is restricted to fully paid-up junior & 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) Wetsuits will be permitted for this 2 mile swim, but you will not be eligeable for the championship.. 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. 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.

 

Time limit
There will be a time limit of 2.5 hours on this swim – this limit will be rigidly enforced.

 

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
From the M6 follow the A66 into Keswick. Upon entering the town of Keswick, on the A5271, turn left into Tithebarn Street and left onto Heads Road (B5289) heading towards Borrowdale. Follow the road a short distance to the roundabout and turn right onto Lake Road. Follow Lake Road into the Car Park. From the Car Park walk the remaining distance to the jetties. Note all swimmers are responsible for payment of Car Parking Fees.

 

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

 

Changing Facilities
There are toilets in the Car Park away from the waters edges which can be used for changing in.

 

Presentations
The presentation will be held near the Keswick Launch pier as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.

 

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 Adults Protection Officer.

 

Accommodation
There is considerable accommodation available in Keswick. For more information go to the tourist board website.

 

 

Annie Stafford

Swim Secretary
email:- annegstafford@googlemail.com

 

Websites
www.bldsa.org.uk - Information on all BLDSA events and much more.

Organiser
Annie Stafford
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
BLDSA Derwentwater 5 1/4 miles20 Aug 2017??/30Closed13 Aug 2017
BLDSA Derwentwater 2 Miles20 Aug 2017??/30Closed13 Aug 2017
Prices
Until
13 Aug 2017£45.00
Until
13 Aug 2017£35.00

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