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Children's Hospice South West Open Water Swim 2019

Sunday 16 June 2019
11:00am - 2:00pm
Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger
Swimming
Event organiser:
CHSW
Tickets:
£15-£20
Sponsorship Target:
£25-£40

Dive in and challenge yourself to experience the exhilaration of an open water swim in the stunning Roadford Lake.

We’ve partnered with Dartmoor Open Water Swim to offer two shorter distance swims, opening up this event for all competent swimmers as a unique way to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.  All participants must wear a wetsuit.

1,000m Open Water Swim (14+)

To take part in the 1,000m you must be a competent swimmer able to swim 1,000m in a swimming pool in under 30 minutes.  (For ages 14 and over).

Sponsorship target: £40

500m Open Water Swim (Child only)

To take part in the 500m you must be a competent swimmer able to swim 500m in a swimming pool in under 15 minutes. (For ages 12-16).

500m Open Water Swim (Family)

To take part in the 500m you must be a competent swimmer able to swim 500m in a swimming pool in under 15 minutes. (For ages 12-16 with accompanying adult 18+).

Sponsorship target: £25

Registration

Registration for this event will close at midday on Friday 7 June 2019.

Children's Hospice South West are organising their own open water swim for youngsters and families

Perfect toe-dipper for open water swimmers!

Even more swimmers are invited to take on the thrill of an open water swim for CHSW this summer. 

CHSW has partnered with Dartmoor Open Water Swim to offer two shorter distance swims, alongside the 8,000m, 4,000m and 2,000m courses at Roadford Lake, near Okehampton, on Sunday, June 16.

Start your fundraising today!

Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in our Children's Hospice South West Open Water Swim.  

Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible. We have fundraising ideas for every occasion, how-to guides and great branded materials for you to download.

Set up your online fundraising page

Save yourself the hassle of collecting your sponsorship money. It's quick, easy, secure and the donations will come straight to us.

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Your fundraising makes a big difference

Your fundraising helps children and families make the most of their precious time together.  Every penny you raise makes a lifetime of difference to the lives of the children and families we support. 

Zoe Partridge Community Fundraiser

Need help?

If you would like to find out more about this event just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Zoe on 01271 325 270
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

All participants MUST wear a wetsuit.

1,000m Open Water Swim (14+)

  • To take part in the 1,000m you must be a competent swimmer able to swim 1,000m in a swimming pool in under 30 minutes. 
  • For ages 14 and over.
  • Sponsorship target: £40

500m Open Water Swim (Child only)

  • To take part in the 500m you must be a competent swimmer able to swim 500m in a swimming pool in under 15 minutes.
  • For ages 12-16.

500m Open Water Swim (Family)

  • To take part in the 500m you must be a competent swimmer able to swim 500m in a swimming pool in under 15 minutes.
  • For ages 12-16 with accompanying adult 18+.
  • Sponsorship target: £25

Registration

Registration for this event will close at midday on Friday 7 June 2019.

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Terms and conditions

CHSW Terms and Conditions | Event Terms and Conditions | Participant Safety Brief

Venue

Roadford Lake, Activity Centre, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0RL

IMPORTANT NOTE

All participants MUST wear a wetsuit for this event.

Registration

Registration is from 9.30am to 10.30am.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to park, walk to the event village and sign-in at the registration tent.

Event briefing

There will be a safety briefing at 10.45am which all swimmers MUST attend.  Please be ready with your wetsuit on!

Event start

The event starts at 11.00am

Prizes

There will be separate medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for males and females for each distance and age group, with prizes for the overall winners at each distance.

There will be a perpetual trophy awarded to the school or swimming club for both the 500m and the 1km swim. This will be awarded to the team that has the fastest three members cross the finish line. These teams can be mixed and aged up to 16 years.   Each swimmer will also receive a congratulations certificate at the finish line.

Facilities

There are toilets and showers on site.

Refreshments

Food and drinks will be available on site.

Car parking

There is car parking available for competitiors and spectators near the activity centre.  Payment will be taken on the day.  Please car share where possible.

Read event FAQs

Terms and conditions

CHSW Terms and Conditions | Event Terms and Conditions | Participant Safety Brief