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Guernsey Swim Adventures Fort Grey & Portelet Event 2017

07 Jul 2017

Guernsey Swim Adventures Open Water Distance Event 2017

This is an open water swim event which will be held between the beautifully picturesque sights of Fort Grey & Portelet Bay in the Channel Island of Guernsey. 

There will be wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. 


Friday 7th July 2017   7pm start


1.0km &  1.6km


The 1.0km course will be swum one way starting in deep water by Fort Grey slipway, around the Portelet pole, finishing at Portelet Beach.

The 1.6km course will be a looped course starting in deep water by Fort Grey, around the Portelet pole and returning to Fort Grey slipway. 


These swims are open to anyone who is over the age of 18 on the day of the event and who is competent swimming in open water. 

If the sea temperature is below 16 degrees swimmers may be asked to swim in a wetsuit. 

Parking and Access

Fort Grey is easily accessed from the road. Parking is free and available a short stroll away on the roadside between Fort Grey and Portelet Bay. Cycling would be a good alternative.


There are toilet facilities behind the Portelet kiosk. Refreshments are available at The Imperial Hotel and Portelet kiosk (closes approx.6pm).


This course will involve swimming past moored boats, around a wooden pole set into a stone pier that will be well submerged and over and around boat anchor lines and buoys......your personal vigilance will be needed.

There will be First Aiders present and suitable kayak and watercraft cover throughout the course. However, we reserve the right to cancel or change the course of this open water swim in the event that condtions are deemed unsafe.

Entrants should have experience of open water swimming. It is a demanding sport and those entering this event do so entirely at their own risk and with the capability to comfortably complete their chosen distance in the time allowed:

1km      time allowed:  40mins

1.6km   time allowed:  45mins


Registration       18.15 - 18.45

Race Briefing     18.45 

Start time           19.00 (conditions allowing) 


Entry Fees         1.0Km  £12.50 (until 31st March 2017)    £15.00 (1st April until closing date)

                          1.6Km  £15.00 (until 31st March 2017)    £16.50 (1st April until closing date) 



 Results             Results will be available on the Facebook page shortly after the event. 


Accomodation  Guernsey is a beautiful holiday destination. for more information.


For any further information about the event, please contact one of the organisers. 

Jacqueline Hunt 07911 719109 -  

Jennifer Roussel 07781 427189 - 




Jacqueline Hunt & Jennifer Roussel

07911 719109

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Guernsey Swim Adventures Fort Grey to Portelet return 1.6Km07 Jul 2017??/35Closed05 Jul 2017
Guernsey Swim Adventures Fort Grey to Portelet 1.0Km07 Jul 2017??/35Closed05 Jul 2017

These events share a common pool of 35 places

31 Mar 2017£15.00
05 Jul 2017£16.50
31 Mar 2017£12.50
05 Jul 2017£15.00

For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Rocquaine, Guernsey, GY7 9BY, Channel Islands.