BLDSA Torbay Senior & Veterans
01 Jul 17
*Entries have closed, but if still want to enter, please contact us via email and we may be able secure you a place*
BLDSA Torbay Championship
Senior and Veteran
(i) £100 (swimmer brings own support)
(ii) £150 (BLDSA supply kayak support)
From 9.30 am - balcony above the cafe.
10.15 am - balcony above the cafe.
11.00 am - Meadfoot Beach.
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.
There will be a time limit of 3 hours to the turn around buoy in Fishcombe Cove and a total limit of 6.5 hours on this swim.
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
Meadfoot Beach Cafe, Meadfoot Sea Rd, Torquay TQ1 2LQ
Parking along Meadfoot Sea Rd.
Emergency Safety Cover
Emergency Safety cover will be provided; at a minimum this will include the BLDSA rescue boat.
We rent a beach hut which you can use to get change in or there are the public toilets above the cafe.
The presentation will be held on the balcony above the cafe as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.
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.
We can refund entries, but a 20 % administration fee will be charged and less than 2 weeks prior to the event, refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances.
www.bldsa.org.uk - Information on all BLDSA events and much more.
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.