Charity Swims

A Charity swim is an open water swimming event, relay, stage swim or race with the primary goal of raising money, media attention and awareness for a cause, individual or non-profit organization, especially among individuals and non-traditional donors.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Loch Venacher Swim Festival @ Loch Venacher
Jul 27 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Venechar is a fresh water loch in Stirlingshire, located between Callander and Brig o'Turk. The Loch is 3.7 miles long  with its deepest point being  33 meters.

 

This event will include 1k, 2k and 5k swims.

 

The event will be sum from the Venacher Lochside cafe where full facilities will be available.

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Venacher Lochside Cafe, Loch Venacher, Callander, FK17 8HP.

 

 

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Loch Eck Swim Festival @ Lock Eck
Aug 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set amidst the stunning scenery of Lock Eck, we offer you a series of open water swims to challenge all ability levels.

 

This event will be swum from the Benmore Centre, by Dunoon.

We have a choice of 1km, 2km, 5km and 10km distance swims to challenge all competitors abilities.

There will be feeding stations throughout the route providing competitors with digestive biscuits, jaffa cakes, liquid recovery supplements and water although we would advise you to also take a supply of gels to carry on your person.​

 

Feedback from last years event:

"Thanks for the great event at Loch Eck. Was my first attempt at open water swimming, & will be back next year hopefully increasing my distance to the 5k."

 

"Thanks to you and all involved with today's Event at Loch Eck. Great organisation and company. Well done to all. Looking forward to next year by which time I should have recovered!!!"

 

"Thank you so much for organising such a fabulous event at the Loch Eck Swim Fest at the weekend!  I loved it - it was well worth the trip down from Aberdeen."

 

"An excellent and challenging event. Safety cover was second to none - very reassuring in the difficult weather conditions."

 

"Had a great, if challenging, time at my first open water swim event. Found it way tougher than I had expected. However, the reassurance and helpful words of support and encouragement from the safety boat crew, helped me to relax and eventually begin to enjoy my swim. Can't wait for next years season to begin and hope to end it with another trip to Loch Eck and a slightly faster time than this year. Thanks to the organisers for a wonderful, if cold, day."

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.

Registration will take place from the Benmore Centre, by Dunoon PA23 8QX.

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Bardowie Loch Swim Festival @ Bardowie Loch
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Set amidst the picturesque scenery of Bardowie Castle at Bardowie Sailing Club, Bardowie, Milngavie.

 

We have a choice of 1km, 2km and 5km distance swims to challenge all competitors abilities.


There will be feeding stations throughout the route providing competitors with digestive biscuits, jaffa cakes, liquid recovery supplements and water although we would advise you to also take a supply of gels to carry on your person.​

 

Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.

 

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Lake Washington Crossing @ Lake Washington. 1.4 mile lake crossing from Matthews Beach, Seattle to Denny Park, Kirkland, WA.
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Sep
6
Thu
2018
1st Annual Variety Village Open Water Swim @ Buttermilk Falls Resort
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
7
Fri
2018
Loch Ard Swim Festival @ Loch Ard
Sep 7 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Loch Ard is one of the smallest fresh water lochs in Scotland. It is situated in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park  near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire.  The loch is approximately 4  kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide. Its shelteres location means it is ideal for Open Water Swimming.​

This event will include a 2k and 5k swim.​

 

This event will be swum from Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard.

 

​Registration will take place from 6am with events starting from 8am. Full competitor details will be send out prior to the event.
Registration will take place from the Forrest Hills Watersport Centre, Kinlochard., FK8 3TL.

 

 

Sep
14
Fri
2018
The Ecover Blue Mile @ The Barbican & Waterfront, Plymouth, UK
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day

The Ecover Blue Mile is the UK’s mass-participation watersports event for our blue environment.  This is your chance to join thousands of people across the UK who will be getting wet this summer, to raise funds for the Marine Conservation Society, to help safeguard our seas, shores and wildlife.

Swim, kayak or paddle the Ecover Blue Mile at our flagship event in Plymouth over the weekend of 14th and 15th September 2013.  Or if you fancy a bigger challenge, why not take on all three disciplines in our Aquatriathlon.
The one mile, timed, open water swim will take place in Plymouth's stunning and historic waterfront. Participants must be aged 16 yrs and over on the day of the event and be capable of swimming the full distance. Timing chips and swim hats are included in the entry fee and wetsuits are compulsory.  There is also a 0.5 mile open water swim for 14yrs and over.

To enter, visit www.thebluemile.org and click Take Part to choose your event.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Swim The Island @ Isola di Bergeggi
Oct 6 all-day

The SwimTheIsland event is the ultimate sea water experience and is an annual open water swimming race held in the protected marine environment of Bergeggi, Italy. Organized byMatteo Testa, the third edition will be held on 6 October 2013 where the swimmers to the Isola di Bergeggi and along the beautiful coastline of Riserva Naturale Regionale.

1.7 km, 3.5 km, 5.0 km
Oct
13
Sat
2018
The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims @ Bermuda
Oct 13 all-day

Information and Entry Forms: http://www.aquamoonadventures.com

Rich in history Bermuda lies in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic a mere 650 miles east of North Carolina. Flights from New York and other eastern US cities reach Bermuda’s shores in less than two hours. The open water swimming events take place in beautiful Harrington Sound. Bermuda’s water temperature in October averages 78.

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda.

Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

- horseback riding on the beaches
- walk on a moonlit beach
- diving the shipwrecks for treasure
- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs
- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in
- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn
- world class shopping & restaurants
- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)
- the post race karaoke and social
- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort
- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

The 23rd Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims @ Bermuda
Oct 13 all-day

Information & the Entry Forms are posted here:

http://www.aquamoonadventures.com/

 

Event Director: Randy Nutt info@randynutt.com

 10K, 7.25K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K

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Additional information:

 

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $300,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda . Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

 

- horseback riding on the beaches

- diving the shipwrecks for treasure

- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs

- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in

- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn

- world class shopping & restaurants

- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)

- the post race karaoke and social

- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort

- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

 

 

Bermuda Round the Sound FAQ’s:

Q: Do I need a support boat?

A: No. safety craft are monitoring the course.

 

Q: Are there water stops along the swim course?

A: Yes, there are several water stops along the course.

 

Q: How will I navigate during the swim?

A: The course will be marked. In addition you will receive information on the course during the pre-race meeting. Weather permitting we will offer the swimmers a boat tour of the race course at this meeting.

 

Q: Are wetsuits allowed?

A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.

 

Q Do I need to rent a car while in Bermuda ?

A: Cars are not available to rent in Bermuda . The two best options for travel while on island are by bus or taxi. The bus system is wonderful, clean, and on time! You can purchase transportation passes for the days in your stay directly from your hotel. Another option is moped/scooter rental. Transportation is provided the participants from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to the group swims Friday and Saturday morning, the pre race meeting, and to the event on Sunday.

 

 

Q: Are there socials planned?

A: This is an Aqua Moon Adventures event which means while on island it is one big social. Sunday evening after the event we will socialize at the Swizzle Inn which is next door to the headquarters hotel: The Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

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