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Go Swim Loch Morlich 2021

18 Sep 2021

Organiser's Description

GO SWIM Loch Morlich 2021 - NEW!!!

Join us for an Open Water Swimming or Aquathlon experience you will never forget. We aim to provide swimmers with exhilarating, challenging, enjoyable, safe and professionally organised events, whatever their age or ability. We want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the incredible experience of open water swimming, from newbies to racing snakes. So, whether it's your first time, or you're looking for your next adventure, get out of the pool and take the plunge with Go Swim!.

World famous Loch Morlich is our venue - a truly spectacular location in the shadow of the mighty Cairngorms. Loch Morlich is freshwater, and unusually has an amazing sandy beach - the highest in the UK!. The loch has a proud history of swimming and watersports, and we will be using the fantastic facilities associated with the Watersports Centre.

COVID (yuk, sorry!): the event will be run under COVID safety guidance at the time of the event. Please rest assured that we will do the right thing and keep you, our host communities and our race team safe. Please see the event website for details of the special COVID T&C's in the event of a need to postpone Go Swim Loch Morlich. 

We will continue to follow Scottish Government guidance on Covid-19 and will be prepared to make the following alterations to the event structure, if necessary, to allow for social distancing. Full details of the event format will be sent to all entrants in advance of the event.

Alterations may include:


– Time Trial Starts
– Digital briefings, no race day briefings.
– Reduction of race touch points as far as reasonably possible throughout registration & course.
– Track & Trace health declaration may be required.
– Spectators may be discouraged (sorry – we really love having everyone along normally, but this will depend on Government guidelines at the time!)
– Removal of prize-giving (sorry – but if has to be done, it has to be done).

* This is all subject to obvious Covid-19 caveats, particularly changes in Scottish Government guidance and stakeholders requirements.

Swim Line Up:

250m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 8+ (under 12's must be accompanied by an adult 1:1)

750m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 12+

1500m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 16+

3000m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

5000m Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

10000m (yes, really!) Open Water Swim Open to those aged 18+ (Best Suited to Experienced Swimmers)

Aquathlon Line Up:

750m Swim | 5K Run Aquathlon Open to those aged 15+ 

250m Swim | 2K Run Aquathlon Open to those aged 11 - 14

Swim Schedule (*TBC):

Event  Start Time
10,000 metre 08:00
5,000 metre 08:00
Aquathlons 09:00
3000 metre Wave 1 09:45
3000 metre Wave 2 10:15
1500 metre Wave 1 10:45
1500 metre Wave 2 11:15
750 metre 13:45
250 metre 14:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Included

We want your experience of Go Swim to be 'premier', and  you will get a great package from us to make sure you have a great day and fantastic experience;

- Professional, experienced organisers

- Full water safety cover to governing body standards (kayaks, motor boats etc.)

- Full land safety and 1st Aid team

- Event Chip Timing

- Finishers' Medal

- Finishers' T-Shirt

- Custom Event Swim Cap

- Announcer and PA System

- Professional Security and Stewarding

- Bag Drop Tent (COVID permitting)

- Changing Tent Facilities (COVID permitting)

- Car Parking near Race HQ (small additional charge)

- And Much More!.

 

RACE SCHEDULE, INFORMATION, COURSE MAPS

Please see the event website - www.go-swim.uk for race details. Full athlete guide will be posted on the website 10-14 days before the race, and emailed to entrants at this time.

CAR PARKING

We have negociated a dedicated car park for the event a short distance from Race HQ. Tickets for this will cost £5 and must be purchased in advance - **please purchase your parking ticket when you enter the event**. Spaces are limited, when they're gone, they're gone. The parking is for event day only, and there is strictly NO OVERNIGHT PARKING - this is a condition of our use of the venue. 

WETSUITS

Wetsuit use is optional for water temperatures of 18⁰C or above. Water temperature of the loch in September is usually between 13° and 15°. Swimmers choosing not to wear a wetsuit MUST use an approved high visibility tow float. This only applies to swimmers aged over 16 years old. Swimmers aged under 16 will be required to wear a wetsuit.

Water temperature of 20° and above: no wetsuit.

Water temperature between 18° and 19.9° swimmer can choose to wear a wetsuit or not.

Water temperature between 14° and 17.9° wetsuits are compulsory.

Wetsuits are compulsory for all Juniors aged between 8 and 12 years

 

Who are the Organisers?

Go Swim is powered by Durty Events, Still Going Strong and Triathlon Edinburgh. We've got years of serious experience of running safe, enjoyable open water swimming behind us, including;

- Event Management of the Glasgow 2018 European Open Water Swimming Championships

- Go Swim Loch Lomond

- Aberfeldy Triathlon/Aberfeldy Multisport Festival

- Race Directors of the IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh triathlon

- Keswick Mountain Festival

- Durty Triathlon/Craggy Island Triathlon/Aviemore Triathlon/Strathclyde Park Triathlon

That means you can relax and enjoy your swim knowing you are in safe hands!.

 

T&Cs 

Please see www.go-swim.uk for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather/water conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the TE portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Triathlon Edinburgh/Durty Events only. The full Triathlon Edinburgh/Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.

Prices

Until
01 Sep 2021£75.00
Until
01 Sep 2021£50.00
Until
01 Sep 2021£40.00
Until
01 Sep 2021£35.00
UntilDiscounted*Standard
01 Sep 2021£38.00£40.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

Until
01 Sep 2021£30.00
UntilDiscounted*Standard
01 Sep 2021£23.00£25.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

Until
01 Sep 2021£15.00
To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 18 Sep 2021

Closing Date: 01 Sep 2021

Status: Open

EventAvailable/Total
Go Swim Loch Morlich - 10000m??/125
Go Swim Loch Morlich - 5000m??/125
Go Swim Loch Morlich - 3000m??/150
Go Swim Loch Morlich - 1500m??/150
Go Swim Loch Morlich - Aquathlon (Adult)??/50
Go Swim Loch Morlich - 750m??/150
Go Swim Loch Morlich - Aquathlon (Junior)??/40
Go Swim Loch Morlich - 250m??/75
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Organiser

Diane Ford
   

Loch Morlich Watersports Glenmore Forest Park Inverness-shire PH22 1QY