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Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

The biggest charity swim in Europe heads back to Bournemouth. Join hundreds of other supporters as you brave the English Channel in this incredible 1.4 mile open water swim.

Starting from Bournemouth Pier, put your front stroke to the test in this challenging sea swim along the coastline to Boscombe Pier.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it’s the money you raise that powers our life saving research, so we ask our heart swimmer to set themselves a target of at least £150.

As a special incentive, for those of you who raise at least £150 (excluding gift aid) in sponsorship by the event day, you’ll be classed as a star swimmer and will be rewarded with a special swim hat that you can wear with pride during the event.

Your entry includes

Full water safety cover
New for 2018 – Branded swim hat
Timing chip and wristband to wear during the swim
Luggage transport from start to finish location
Training guidance
Fundraising support
Medical support
A medal and recorded swim time for all finishers
A complimentary hot drink and bottle of water at the finish

Adult entry – £30
Under 16’s – £10

Please be aware that your swim packs will be sent out no sooner than four weeks prior to the event.

You must be at least 14 years old to take part in Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and anyone under 18 will need to complete a digital entry form and send it back to us.

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event. It’s the money you raise that powers their life saving research.

Swimmers of all abilities are welcome at the Bournemouth Pier to Pier swim, however, we strongly recommend training for this event particularly if you are not familiar with sea swimming.

On the day:

08:00 Information point opens
09:40 Check-in and safety briefing (Yellow hat swim)
10:00 Event starts (Yellow hat swim)
11:40 Check-in and safety briefing (Red hat swim)
12:00 Event starts (Red hat swim)
14:00 Event finishes

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July 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pier Approach
Bournemouth, BH2 5AA


British Heart Foundation

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