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BLDSA St Mary's Loch Championships

09 Sep 2017

THE BRITISH LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION (BLDSA)

 

 

The 6th ST MARY'S LOCH CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

............ Will take place on 9th September 2017 ............

 

 

Events are as follows:

 

6.50 mile (10km) - Junior & Seniors

3.25 mile (5km) - Junior & Seniors - Traditional costumes and wetsuits

1km - Open Juniors & Seniors

 

This is an fantastic swim, a real challenge, a must for serious long distance swimmers

  

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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SWIMMERS REQUIRE THEIR OWN CANOE / BOAT SUPPORT

  TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS ONLY TO BE WORN

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Age Categories
Senior & Junior

Registration
From 10.45am you should report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the site.

Briefing
11.00am in the Tepee on the Tibbie Shiels site.

Start
11.30am from the shore of the campsite.

Course
From the shore of the campsite to a turning buoy at the other end of the Loch and return finishing on another buoy at the campsite start, 6.25mile (10km)

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 6.0 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 St Mary's Loch
St. Mary’s Loch, lies between Selkirk and Moffat in the Scottish boarders. It is approx 12 miles from the M74 on the A708. At the Moffat end of the Loch turn down the track toward the Tibbie Shiels Inn. This track is between St Mary's Loch and Loch of the Lowes which are adjacent to each other.

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

Changing Facilities
There are toilets on the campsite which can be used for changing in.

Water Temperatures 
Cannot of course be guaranteed, but is likely to be between 11C and 15C in Spetember in Scotland.  May be more - may be less! - so be prepared.

Presentations
The presentation will be held on the campsite 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
Camping is available on the campsite and there is limited accomodation in the Tibbie Shiels Inn. For more information go to the Tibbie Shiels website given below.

Websites
www.bldsa.org.uk - Information on all BLDSA events and much more.
http://tibbieshiels.com/ - Information on Tibbie Sheils Inn.
www.visitmoffat.co.uk/attraction-finder/st-marys-loch - Information on attacction around St Mary's Loch.
www.stmlsc.org.uk/index.htm - Information on St Mary's Loch Sailing Club.

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ON-LINE ENTRIES ARE ONLY TAKEN FOR SWIMMERS WITH THEIR OWN CANOE SUPPORT

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Age Categories
Senior & Junior

Costumes 
Both Traditional swimming costumes/trucks and wetsuits can be worn.  However the Championship requires the wearing of traditional costumes/trucks only, Wetsuit swimmers are swimming for time only.

Traditional costumes must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg, i.e. No wetsuits or body suites. 

Registration
From 10.45am you should report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the campsite.

Briefing
11.00am in the Tepee on the Tibbie Shels Campsite.

Start
12.30pm but is dependant on all the swimmers, boats, crews and officials arriving at the North eastern end of the Loch on time, after the briefing has taken place.

Course
From the shore of the North end to a finishing buoy at the Tibbie Shiels campsite, 3.25mile (5km).

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.  For those swimmers wearing traditional swimming costumes/ trucks they must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg.  Please see BLDSA website for more details. Caps - Breaststroke swimmers must wear a PINK swimming cap. All other swimmers can wear any other colour cap except pink or white. Note swimmers wearing tradional costumes/trunck 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 5.0 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 St Mary's Loch
St. Mary’s Loch, lies between Selkirk and Moffat in the Scottish boarders. It is approx 12 miles from the M74 on the A708. At the Moffat end of the Loch turn down the track toward the Tibbie Shiels Inn. This track is between St Mary's Loch and Loch of the Lowes which are adjacent to each other.

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

Changing Facilities
There are toilets on the campsite which can be used for changing in.

Presentations
The presentation will be held on the campsite as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.

Water Temperatures 
Cannot of course be guaranteed, but is likely to be between 11C and 15C in Spetember in Scotland.  May be more - may be less! - so be prepared.

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
Camping is available on the campsite and there is limited accomodation in the Tibbie Shiels Inn. For more information go to the Tibbie Shiels website given below.

Websites
www.bldsa.org.uk - Information on all BLDSA events and much more.
http://tibbieshiels.com/ - Information on Tibbie Sheils Inn.
www.visitmoffat.co.uk/attraction-finder/st-marys-loch - Information on attacction around St Mary's Loch.
www.stmlsc.org.uk/index.htm - Information on St Mary's Loch Sailing Club.

 

Age Categories
Senior & Junior (over 10 on the day of competition)

Race Categories
There are 2 categories
1. Traditional swimming costumes/trucks (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg, i.e. No wetsuits or body suites).
2. Wetsuit

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

Briefing
9.00am in the Tepee on the Tibbie Shels Campsite.

Start
9.30am from the campsite jetty.  

Course
From the campsite jetty around 2 yellow buoys in a circuit, finishing back at the starting point.

Time limit
There will be a time limit of 1.0 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.

Water Temperatures 
Cannot of course be guaranteed, but is likely to be between 11C and 15C in Spetember in Scotland.  May be more - may be less! - so be prepared.

Conditions of Entry 
1. This swim is an open event. Membership of the BLDSA is not required for the event. 

2. BLDSA Rules apply to this swim. 

3. 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.

How to get to St Mary's Loch 
St. Mary’s Loch, lies between Selkirk and Moffat in the Scottish boarders. It is approx 12 miles from the M74 on the A708. At the Moffat end of the Loch turn down the track toward the Tibbie Shiels Inn. This track is between St Mary's Loch and Loch of the Lowes which are adjacent to each other.

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

Changing Facilities 
There are toilets on the campsite which can be used for changing in.

Presentations 
The presentation will be held on the campsite 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
Camping is available on the campsite and there is limited accomodation in the Tibbie Shiels Inn. For more information go to the Tibbie Shiels website given below.

Websites 
www.bldsa.org.uk - Information on all BLDSA events and much more. 
http://tibbieshiels.com/ - Information on Tibbie Sheils Inn. 
www.visitmoffat.co.uk/attraction-finder/st-marys-loch - Information on attacction around St Mary's Loch. 
www.stmlsc.org.uk/index.htm - Information on St Mary's Loch Sailing Club.

Organiser
Janet Wilson

07957348328

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
BLDSA St Mary's Loch 2-way 6.5mile09 Sep 2017??/20Closed26 Aug 2017
BLDSA St Mary's Loch 1-way 3.25mile09 Sep 2017??/20Closed26 Aug 2017
BLDSA St Mary's Loch 1k Swim09 Sep 2017??/20Closed26 Aug 2017
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Until
26 Aug 2017£10.00

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