BLDSA Wykeham Championships

03 Jun 17 - 04 Jun 17

THE BRITISH LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION (BLDSA)

 

 

+++ The 18th WYKEHAM CHAMPIONSHIPS +++

  

 

.... Will take place on 3rd and 4th June 2017 ....

   

 

The 2017 events, included the following:

 

2 mile (3.2km) - Junior & Senior - Traditional Costume/trucks

5 km - Senior only - Traditional Costume/trucks

1 km - Open, Seniors & Juniors  - Traditional Costume/trucks and Wetsuits

5 km Night swim - Senior only - Traditional Costume/trucks

 

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

 

Age Categories
Junior & Senior

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
Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the site.

Briefing
3.00pm between the storage containers and the waters edge.

Start
3.30pm from just off the small headland.  

Course
An anti-clockwise circuit around positioned yellow buoys.

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.

Time limit
There will be a time limit of 1.5hours 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
Wykeham Lake is on the A170 Scarborough to Pickering Road. It is on the left if coming from Scarborough, just after West Ayton and on the right if coming from Pickering. The Lake is sign posted Wykeham Lake / Charm Park and is opposite Hutton Buscel.

Emergency Safety Cover
Safety cover will be provided; a number of canoes will be positioned around the route and the BLDSA rescue boat will be on patrol.

Changing Facilities
There is no building on site for changing in.

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

Car Parking
All cars entering the site will be charges £5 for parking by the Wykeham Watersports Centre

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 Protection Officer.

Accommodation
An accommodation Pocket Guide can be obtained from: Scarborough Hotels Association, 1st Floor, 7 The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW. Tel 01723 363190 or email s-h-a@dircon.co.uk or web address: www.s.h-a.dircon.co.uk Tourist Information Centre: Unit 3 Pavilion House, Valley Bridge Road, Scarborough, YO11 1UZ Tel 01723 373333

Caravan & Camp Site
St Helens in the Park Wykeham, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire: Tel 01723 862771 (56 touring pitches) latest arrival time 21.00hrs.

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

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
Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the site.

Briefing
11.30 between the storage containers and the waters edge.

Start
12.00 noon from just off the small headland.  

Course
An anti-clockwise circuit around positioned yellow buoys.

Conditions of Entry
1. This swim is restricted to full junior and 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. 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 3.5hours 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
Wykeham Lake is on the A170 Scarborough to Pickering Road. It is on the left if coming from Scarborough, just after West Ayton and on the right if coming from Pickering. The Lake is sign posted Wykeham Lake / Charm Park and is opposite Hutton Buscel.

Emergency Safety Cover
Safety cover will be provided; a number of canoes will be positioned around the route and the BLDSA rescue boat will be on patrol.

Changing Facilities
There is no building on site for changing in.

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

Car Parking
All cars entering the site will be charges £5 for parking by the Wykeham Watersports Centre

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 Protection Officer.

Accommodation
An accommodation Pocket Guide can be obtained from: Scarborough Hotels Association, 1st Floor, 7 The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW. Tel 01723 363190 or email s-h-a@dircon.co.uk or web address: www.s.h-a.dircon.co.uk Tourist Information Centre: Unit 3 Pavilion House, Valley Bridge Road, Scarborough, YO11 1UZ Tel 01723 373333

Caravan & Camp Site
St Helens in the Park Wykeham, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire: Tel 01723 862771 (56 touring pitches) latest arrival time 21.00hrs.

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

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TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS ONLY TO BE WORN

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Age Categories
Senior (16 and over on the day of competition).  

Registration
Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the site.

Briefing
11.30 between the storage containers and the waters edge.

Start
12.00 noon from just off the small headland.  

Course
An anti-clockwise circuit around positioned yellow buoys.

Conditions of Entry
1. This swim is restricted to full senior members of the BLDSA.

2. BLDSA Rules apply to this swim, i.e. only 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) will be permitted (No wetsuits or body suites). 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. 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 3.5hours 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
Wykeham Lake is on the A170 Scarborough to Pickering Road. It is on the left if coming from Scarborough, just after West Ayton and on the right if coming from Pickering. The Lake is sign posted Wykeham Lake / Charm Park and is opposite Hutton Buscel.

Emergency Safety Cover
Safety cover will be provided; a number of canoes will be positioned around the route and the BLDSA rescue boat will be on patrol.

Changing Facilities
There is no building on site for changing in.

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

Car Parking
All cars entering the site will be charges £5 for parking by the Wykeham Watersports Centre.  

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 Protection Officer.

Accommodation
An accommodation Pocket Guide can be obtained from: Scarborough Hotels Association, 1st Floor, 7 The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW. Tel 01723 363190 or email s-h-a@dircon.co.uk or web address: www.s.h-a.dircon.co.uk Tourist Information Centre: Unit 3 Pavilion House, Valley Bridge Road, Scarborough, YO11 1UZ Tel 01723 373333

Caravan & Camp Site
St Helens in the Park Wykeham, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire: Tel 01723 862771 (56 touring pitches) latest arrival time 21.00hrs.

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

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TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS ONLY TO BE WORN

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It is suggested that you have completed a swim of 2 miles in open water if considering to enter this swim.

Age Categories
Senior (16 and over on the day of competition)

Registration
Report to the Swim Secretary upon arrival at the site.

Briefing
Will be held at the waters edge at dusk (actual time to be advised nearer to the swim date).  

Start
Following the briefing at dusk (actual time to be advised nearer to the swim date).  

Course
Swimmer will be estcorted around a marked course by their individual kayakers.  Buoys will be lit to allow navigation.

Conditions of Entry
1. This swim is restricted to full senior members of the BLDSA.

2. BLDSA Rules apply to this swim, i.e. only 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) will be permitted (No wetsuits or body suites). 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. 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 3.5hours 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
Wykeham Lake is on the A170 Scarborough to Pickering Road. It is on the left if coming from Scarborough, just after West Ayton and on the right if coming from Pickering. The Lake is sign posted Wykeham Lake / Charm Park and is opposite Hutton Buscel.

Emergency Safety Cover
Safety cover will be provided; a number of canoes will be positioned around the route and the BLDSA rescue boat will be on patrol.

Changing Facilities
There is no building on site for changing in.

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

Car Parking
All cars entering the site will be charges £5 for parking by the Wykeham Watersports Centre.  

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 Protection Officer.

Accommodation
An accommodation Pocket Guide can be obtained from: Scarborough Hotels Association, 1st Floor, 7 The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW. Tel 01723 363190 or email s-h-a@dircon.co.uk or web address: www.s.h-a.dircon.co.uk Tourist Information Centre: Unit 3 Pavilion House, Valley Bridge Road, Scarborough, YO11 1UZ Tel 01723 373333

Caravan & Camp Site
St Helens in the Park Wykeham, Scarborough, N. Yorkshire: Tel 01723 862771 (56 touring pitches) latest arrival time 21.00hrs.

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

Organiser
Liane Llewellyn

01274830615

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
BLDSA Wykeham Lake 1km04/06/2017??/50Open14/05/2017
BLDSA Wykeham 2 Miles (3.2km)04/06/2017??/50Open14/05/2017
BLDSA Wykeham 5k04/06/2017??/50Open14/05/2017
BLDSA Wykeham 5k Night03/06/2017??/50Open14/05/2017
Prices
Until
14/05/2017£10.00
Until
14/05/2017£30.00
Until
14/05/2017£35.00
Until
14/05/2017£35.00

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