Provisional Events Calendar 2010

Our list of events for 2011 is currently being produced and we hope to publish details by 10 December 2010.

For information events in 2010 were:

* means Club targeted


20 DCASA Masters Championships 800m / 1.5K Littledown View details Contact

28 12th Int. Self-Transcendence 12 Stunden-Schwimmen, Zürich (5km plus pool swim) Fully booked

21 DCASA Masters Championships Everyone Active LC Rossmore View details Contact

13 * First ‘formal’ swim of the season

3 Lord Byron’s Bicentennial Hellespont Swim, Çanakkale, Turkey – overseas places via SwimTrek. Download Festival details.


16 Colwick Park Championship Nottingham 4km Veterans/Senior, 2km Junior/Senior, 1km Novice, 4x1km Relay, Juniors & Seniors, Freestyle/Breaststroke (One event, any sex or stroke). Briefing 11.15am Contact: Mr Peter Lewis, 6 Mapperley Street, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 4DE. Tel: 0115 9526266 (Run under BLDSA rules). Entry form

23-28 Jersey Sea Swimming Camp 2010 Organised by Sally Minty-Gravett ( for interested, potential and experienced marathon swimmers, staying at Radisson Hotel.

29 Warrington Dolphins LDSC Budworth Mere Nr. Northwich, Cheshire 1, 2 and 3 miles. Novice / Veterans / Senior / Junior. Freestyle / Breaststroke. Contact Mrs M Richard 38 Rydal Avenue, Warrington, WA46AU (Run under BLDSA rules) Start 9.45am

29 Irish 5K, 10K and 15K Championships, Lough Sheelin Cavan, Ireland Visit Details from Martin Cullen 3 The Windmills, Gartbratten, Cavan, Ireland. Tel/Fax: 00353 49 4361476. Mobile 00353 86 2257008. (

30 Lough Sheelin Irish National Swim, Lough Sheelin, Ireland 1K, 5K, 10K – Crover House Hotel. Visit Details from Martin Cullen 3 The Windmills, Gartbratten, Cavan, Ireland. Tel/Fax: 00353 49 4361476. Mobile 00353 86 2257008. (

30 4th Athy, Leinster, Ireland 0.75K, 1.5K O’Connell Bridge, Liffey River, Eastern Bay Visit Details from Robbie Clark 086 9357765 (3rd Athy – 2009)


4/5/6 An Introduction to Open Water Swimming and Sea Training – ASA SW Region Open Water Residential weekend at Sea Cadet Training Centre, Weymouth. Download advert

6 Aquasphere 3.8km Long Swim Series 2010 – Box End, Bedfordshire – Race One. Details and Entry Form

6 Alcatraz Sharkfest, Alcatraz Island / Aquatic Park San Francisco, California 1.5 miles Details

13 Exmouth Fairway Buoy Swim 4.75 Miles, Seniors only. Tidal assisted. Run under BLDSA rules with Freestyle & Breaststroke events. (Time given to reach turn buoy = 1 hour to 1hr 10m before low tide) Contact: Mr Barry K Westaway, 68 Attwyll Ave, Exeter, EX2 5HW Tel 01392 669865.
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13 TBC – BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships (Nr. Scarborough) 5km Senior, 2 miles Junior / Senior Freestyle / Breaststroke and Novice 1,000 metre Freestyle event. Contact: Miss Liane Llewellyn, 62 Main Road, Denholme, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 4BL. Tel: 01274 830615. Entry Form e-mail:

13 Aquasphere 3.8km Long Swim Series 2010 – South Cerney (Gloucestershire) Race Two Details and Entry Form

19 British Gas Great East Swim – Alton Water, Suffolk 1 mile

19 British Gas Great East Swim 500 – Alton Water, Suffolk 500m Details

19 TBC – BLDSA Champion of Champions (Dover Harbour) 5 / 3 / 1 Miles, Senior / Juniors, Freestyle. Start: 0900hrs. Competitors can swim in all 3, 2 or just 1 event. Contact: Leslie Du Cane, Hanover Lodge, 14 Lansdowne Road, London, W11 3LW Tel 020 7727 5463 e-mail: Entry form

27 EDOWSC Seahorse Swim 3.8km swim near Knoll Beach on the Studland Peninsula in support of the National Trust and Studland Seagrass and Seahorse Study Group. Male and female, wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. Free goody bag and t-shirt. 100 swimmers max. Download entry pack.

27 BHF Bournemouth Pier to Pier 1.4 miles Due to the increased level of interest, all swimmers are being asked to submit their minimum sponsorship money of £60 by Saturday 1 May 2010

27 The Henley Swim (previously Black Sheep) 2.2km Upper Thames Rowing Club, Oxfordshire. Entries full. Website.

TBC BLDSA Championships Senior / Junior / Veteran 2 miles Freestyle / Breaststroke, Novice 1km Freestyle, Senior 4 miles Freestyle/Breaststroke. Contact: Miss Dee Llewellyn, 8 Radfield Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD6 1BZ. Tel: 01274 305503. e-mail:

3 British Gas Great London Swim – The Royal Victoria Dock, London 1 mile

3 * Weymouth 10km – ASA SW Region and Dorset Championships Entry pack

4 * Weymouth 1.5km, 3km and 5km ASA SW Region and Dorset Championships Entry pack

4 ASA SW Region 750m Taster event – Preston Beach Weymouth Entry pack

TBA blueseventy GreatBig OpenWater Swim, Dorney Lake, Eton – 1km, 1 mile and 3km – wetsuits encouraged but not compulsory. Limited to approx. 1000.

11 Swim Super Series 2010 (1.5km / 3.8km) – Princes Club, Clockhouse Lane, Middlesex, TW14 8QA Details

11 ASA Midland Championships – 2010 Open Water Championship and Age Group Competitions – Bosworth Water, Nr Hinckley, Leicestershire – Championship 5000m Freestyle, 1500m Age group freestyle, 3000m Age group Freestyle 13-16 and all older age groups. Entries close 14 June 2010. Entry form

11 The East Midlands Big Swim 2010- Bosworth Water, Leicestershire, two waves (2pm and 3pm). Online entry

17 ASA SE Region Open 5 km Water Championships – Eastbourne Start 1.30pm Details Entry form

17 Topsham to Turf, Devon – 1.5m estuary swim. Contact

18 ASA East Region Open Water Championships, including Age Group and Masters Championships, Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre – 800m, 1.5k, 3k, 5k Details

18 Eastbourne Maritime Open Water – 2 km. Start 2.30 pm. Details Entry Form

18 Stert island Swim, Burnham on Sea – 2400m – Closes 5 July 2010. Info from 0r 07865 071782 or visit

24 Brighton Pier to Pier 2 pm (Reserve date 31 July) Cat 2 ASA only. Details

24 The Great Pier 3km Swim 2010 between Southend and Thorpe Bay in Essex. Two races catering for novice and more experienced. ASA and non-ASA members. Details

25 * Brownsea Island 4.6 miles Starting between 8:40 and 9:am

25 Mencap Mile Swim – Eton College, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP a href=”″>Details

1/2 British Gas Open Water Age Groups and Youth Championships – Rother Valley

1 Nokia Thames Swim – 2m between Hampton Court Palace and Ravens Ait, a small island in the Thames south of Kingston Bridge. Website

7 Swim Super Series 2010 (1.5km / 3.8km) – Princes Club, Clockhouse Lane, Middlesex, TW14 8QA Details

8 23rd Int. Self-Transcendence Marathon Swim Lake Zurich View details

8 Aquasphere 3.8km Long Swim Series 2010 – Bournemouth, sea swim Race Three Details and Entry Form

15 BHF Weymouth Bay swim 1 mile – Weymouth Beach, Pavilion End, DT4 8ED

21 British Gas Great Scottish Swim – Strathclyde Country Park, N Lanarkshire 1 mile

22 Burgh Island Race, South Devon. Experienced open water swimmers can apply to take part by emailing

4/5 British Gas Great North Swim Windermere 1 mile

4 Swim Super Series 2010 (1.5km / 3.8km) – Princes Club, Clockhouse Lane, Middlesex, TW14 8QA Details

5 Solent Swim 2010 approx 2.5 to 3 miles depending on the tide / wind. In support of Champion Behaviours

12 Southsea Pier to Pier – TBA

25 Hospiscare One-Mile Swim 2010 – Roadford Lake, Okehampton Details

26 Aquasphere 3.8km Long Swim Series 2010 – Dorney Lake (Berkshire) Race Four Details and Entry Form

Tbc * Last ‘formal’ swim of the season


22 SLSC cold water championships