The British Long Distance Swimming Association (B.L.D.S.A.)

2014 Events Calendar

(ASA events can be found on the ASA website)

Swim Ireland National Open Water Calendar link

 

NOTE: BLDSA Novice events are open to non-members from 10 years of age upwards.

Can swim secretaries who wish the 2014 BLDSA President (Mrs Pat Llewellyn) to attend their events please contact him in writing with the appropriate details ASAP so that he can plan ahead for the coming season ( Mrs. Pat Llewellyn), 8 Radfield Road, Bradford, W Yorkshire. BD6 1BZ.
Telephone: 01274 305503. email: pat.llewellyn@btinternet.com

January - March
BLDSA 1 hour Postal swim. Entry forms, further information and results are available on the BLDSA Postal swim website: http://postalswim.com/

May

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Warrington Dolphins LDSC Budworth Mere (Nr. Northwich, Cheshire) 1, 2 & 3 miles. Novice/Veterans/Senior/Junior. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Contact: Mr Adrian Moylan. Email budworth@warrington-dolphins.co.uk (Run under BLDSA rules)Start: 9.45am

May 2014

Ivan Percival (City of Liverpool) 1mile . 2 & 4 miles start 9am Novice/Junior/Senior. Contact: Joe Coy, 334 Sutton Heath Road, ST HELENS, WA9 5ES. Tel 01744 832625. e-mail jcoy@btinternet.com (Run under BLDSA rules) http://www.liverpoolopenwater.org.uk/events.html

 

17th May 2015

BLDSA Colwick Park Championships , Nottingham.

5km Senior Freestyle/Breaststroke, Contact Peter Hawksworth, 57 Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4PA. Tel: email dianenpete9@gmail.com

8th June 2014

BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships (Nr. Scarborough)

5km Senior, 2 miles Junior/Senior Freestyle/Breaststroke and (Novice 1,000 metre Freestyle event wetsuit and non wetsuit categories). Contact: Mrs Liane Hickling, 62 Main Road, Denholme, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 4BL. Tel: 01274 830615. e-mail: liane.llewellyn@btinternet.com PLEASE NOTE: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED

Trial of new course this year, will be open for entries again in 2015

Exmouth Fairway Buoy Swim 4.75 Miles, Seniors only. Tidal assisted. Run under BLDSA rules with Freestyle & Breaststroke events. starting at 11.20 am. (Time given to reach turn buoy = 1 hour to 1hour 10 mins before low tide) Contact: Mr Barry K Westaway, 68 Attwyll Ave, Exeter, EX2 5HW Tel 01392 669865.
website: www.exmouthswimming.org

June 21st

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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: Leslie@DuCane.net

June 21st

Dee Mile. Chester Tri Club. So 2014 will see the whole event staged from the meadows on the 21st of June. We will be running 1k and 2k events as per last year. The main Dee Mile classic event will start as usual in line with the Red House and all 3 events will finish under the suspension race.
Entries will be limited to 500 people across all the events and once this number has been hit, there will be a waiting list in operation
This years entries will open Feb 2nd at 18:00 through Chester Tri website.
We will be starting both races at approx 5.30pm, so all spectators more than welcome!
Contact details: deemile@chestertri.org.uk

Contact details: cmalpass@hotmail.com

Provisional date

June 21st

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA Kirkton of Balmarino, 8 miles, at 10.30 hours. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim .http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/

Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

Provisional date

June 22nd

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA, Tayport Cup, 1 mile. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim .http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10
Sunday 22nd. June
SEAHORSE SWIM: East Dorset Open Water Swimming Club annual open water swim across the spectacular Studland Bay near Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck, by kind permission of the National Trust and in support of the Seahorse Trust. The swim will be held under BLDSA rules although both wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors may enter. Start from Knoll Beach, Studland. NEW
Entries now open for 2km distance: Seahorse Swim 22nd. June2014
With the 3.8km race distance full, we are pleased to announce applications to enter a 2km distance are now OPEN.
The 2km event will be held concurrently with the 3.8km swim, and in affiliation with the BLDSA for wetsuit and non wetsuit competitors, aged 16 & over.
Start: from Knoll Beach, Studland peninsula
Distance: 2km, Briefing: 9.15am, Start time: 10am, Entry fee £32, or £35 inclusive of temporary BLDSA Day Membership, Awards to the fastest male/ female swimmers in both wetsuit and non wetsuit categories, Entry packs with all information, including directions, maps, course details and accommodation are available on the EDOWSC website www.edowsc.org . For all swim enquiries, please email John Bolton (swim coordinator) at admin@edowsc.org
June 28th

Isle of Man, EMCS Manx Mile Open Water Swim (at the Isle of Man Queenie Festival)Briefing 10:00 am, start 11:00 am at Chapel Beach, Saturday and Sunday 28/29 June will see the popular Queenie Festival Marine weekend return to Port St Mary. Food, music, wildlife, games and loads of fun for all the family! There will be junior, 1/2 mile and 1 mile sea swim events open to wetsuit or non-wetsuit swimmers. Placing: Places will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Male & Female, Junior, Novice & Senior, in Wetsuit and non-Wetsuit categories. Presentation will take place at the main Queenie Festival site following the event. Routes & distances:
The distances provided are approximate distances ‘overland’ only. The actual routes for Junior and Senior events will be advised at the briefing prior to each swim with the route marked by a series of buoys or flagged boats to swim around. Failure to navigate round a buoy in the correct direction may result in disqualification.
Entry fee: The entry fee covers the swim, temporary membership if not in BLDSA, timing chip rental and your swim hat.
Junior - 12yrs to less than16yrs on day: £12.00
Novice - 16yrs or over on day: £18.00
Senior - 16yrs or over on day: £18.00

Check-in from 9am, Compulsory safety briefing 10am, Start 11am. Results: Results will be available shortly after the event on http://www.manxtimingsolutions.com/ This event is supported by EMCS International Limited, a family run business based on the Isle of Man with over ten years experience as one of the most highly regarded and sought after service providers in the marine industry. Enter Online: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=1480 For information on the Queenie Festival, swim course routes, or help with travel and accommodation, please go to http://www.queeniefestival.com/

Provisional date

June 28th

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA, Monifieth, 3.25 mile. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim .http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

5th July

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BLDSA Torbay 8 miles Senior, 4 Miles Veterans.

Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start: 1100hrs. If supplying your own canoeist they must be experienced in sea conditions. Contact: Mr Peter Larrad,19 Russell Avenue, Swanage BH19 2ED Tel 01929 426948 email peter.larrad@btinternet.com

July 12th 2014

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BLDSA Bala (North Wales) 1km Novice event starting at 10.00hrs and 6 miles Senior starting at 1300hrs. Plus new 3km circuit event. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Contact: Mr Andy Wright, e-mail: singledash@tiscali.co.uk

** PLEASE TAKE NOTE ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY **

July 12th
Isle of Man, EMCS Bay Swim (at the Port Erin Regatta & Beach Festival) –Briefing 10:00, Start 11:00 at Port Erin Slipway .

The Port Erin Beach Festival & Regatta takes place over the weekend of 11th-13th July, with swimming, running, cycling and karting events as well as beach games, bands, food stalls and entertainment. Find us on facebook [https://www.facebook.com/groups/196116452852/?fref=ts] . There will be junior, 1/2 mile and 1 mile sea swim events open to wetsuit or non-wetsuit swimmers. Placing: Places will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Male & Female, Junior, Novice & Senior, in Wetsuit and non-Wetsuit categories. Presentation will take place at the Beach Regatta site following the event. Routes & distances:
The distances provided are approximate distances ‘overland’ only. The actual routes for Junior and Senior events will be advised at the briefing prior to each swim with the route marked by a series of buoys or flagged boats to swim around. Failure to navigate round a buoy in the correct direction may result in disqualification. Entry Fees:
The entry fee covers the swim, temporary membership if not in BLDSA, timing chip rental and your swim hat. Junior - 12yrs to less than16yrs on day: £12.00
Novice - 16yrs or over on day: £18.00
Senior - 16yrs or over on day: £18.00 Check-in from 9am, Compulsory safety briefing 10am, Start 11am. This event is supported by EMCS International Limited, a family run business based on the Isle of Man with over ten years experience as one of the most highly regarded and sought after service providers in the marine industry Enter Online: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=1481

Provisional date

July 12th 2014

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA,Double Tay, 2 mile. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim .http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

Provisional date

July 13th 2014

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA,Woodhaven, 4.5 mile. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim .http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10
July 13th 2014

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BLDSA Bala (North Wales) 3 miles Junior/Senior. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start : 1200hrs. New 500 metre event for 2011) Contact: Mr Andy Wright, e-mail: singledash@tiscali.co.uk

** PLEASE TAKE NOTE ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY **

Please note Junior and Senior event now combined

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July 20th 2014

BLDSA Coniston,

Coniston Water is a beautiful lake set in the stunning scenery of the fells where you can join this popular event. Test yourself to swim the 5.25 miles in the sweet tasting clear water that was so loved by Arthur Ransome and his children of 'Swallows and Amazons'.

5.25 miles Senior/Junior. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start: 1200hrs. Contact: Mrs Jean Wilkin Oxley, Grandma's Cottage,, The Thoroughfare, Warton, Nr Carnforth, Lancs. LA5 9PQ. Tel: 01524 736587. (Map Ref: 13)

** PLEASE TAKE NOTE ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY **

26th July

Howe Bridge Marlin's Annual Llyn Padarn Swimming Championship.

The closing date is ONE MONTH prior to the event - ALL ENTRIES NEED TO BE RECEIVED BEFORE FRIDAY 27TH JUNE.
Again this year, there will be five events; a 1 mile wetsuit swim, the novice 1000m event and the classic 1, 2, & 4 mile championship events will be started together. All start times etc will be confirmed in the swimmers briefing pack.

Contact: Rachael & Mark Fairhurst, 14 Marryat close, Winwick, Warrington, WA2 8XS. email: howebridgemarlins@rocketmail.com tel: 01942 674283 (Run under BLDSA rules)

Provisional date

July 26th 2014

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA,Veterans, 1 mile. Seniors of 40 years and over on the day of the swim.http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

2nd August

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Warrington Dolphins L.D.S.C. Albert Dock (Liverpool) 4 & 2 miles Senior/Junior. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Costume and Wetsuit categories. Start: 09.30 hrs. Contact:

Barbara Harding albertdock@warrington-dolphins.co.uk . Please enter via Entry Central (Run under BLDSA rules)

August 3rd

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Coniston Veterans 3.25 miles, Freestyle. Start: 1200 hrs. Contact: : Vince Classen , 1 Cairns Road, Murton Seaham, Co Durham, SR7 9TD. Tel 0191-5264215. email: membership_bldsa@yahoo.co.uk

 

Provisional date

August 9th 2014

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA,Discovery Mile, 1 mile. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim .http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

August 9th

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Sandown to Shanklin Sea Swim is a 2 miles tidal assisted swim which takes place some distance from the shore line and run under BLDSA rules. Due to tide times the swim is being held a little later this year. The date of the swim is 9th August with a start time of 12.30 noon. Entry forms will be sent out in May and soon after a downloadable entry form will be found on this website and the Isle Of Wight Marlins Swim Club website. Entry forms will only be accepted with the correct fee and places will be issued on a first come first served basis. The closing date for accepting entry forms is

Please Note : Due to the ever increasing number of wetsuit wearers who are not eligible to claim any awards it has been decided that, although this swim is not an ASA swim, in accordance with their guidelines we will again not be offering places to wetsuit wearers in 2014.

Contact : Lindsey Shenton,
e-mail : lshenton123@btinternet.com
website : www.iowmarlinsswimclub.co.uk.

9th August

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BLDSA Ullswater. A 7 mile swim in a stunning location under the shadow of Hellvellyn, make it a weekend away in the beautiful lake district camping or in the comfort of a friendly B&B. After the swim enjoy some lovely food and banter at the presentation in a local pub in Pooley Bridge.Senior Freestyle/Breaststroke catagories. Own boat and crew to be provided.
Contact: Jacky Classen , 1 Cairns Road, Murton Seaham, Co Durham, SR7 9TD. Tel 0191-5264215. email: ullswater_swim@yahoo.co.uk

** PLEASE TAKE NOTE ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY *

10th August

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BLDSA Derwentwater 2 miles, 5 miles Junior/Senior. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Contact: Mrs Pat Llewellyn , 8 Radfield Road, Bradford, W Yorks. Tel:01274305503.
email: pat.llewellyn@btinternet.com

** PLEASE TAKE NOTE ON-LINE ENTRIES ONLY **

August 23rd/24th

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BLDSA Loch Lomond 21.6miles,Senior freestyle/breaststroke Contact; Mrs Janet Wilson,20 Padget Court, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley West Yorkshire. LS29 8AU. Tel: mobile number 07957 348328. email: janetwilson22@aol.com

Provisional date

August 23rd 2014

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA,Loch Earn, 6.5 mile. Juniors 13 years to less than 17 years in the year of the swim. Seniors 17 years and over in the year of the swim Veterans 40 years and over on the day. http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

Provisional date

August 24th 2014

Run under SASA rules

YEAABA,Crannog Isle , 1 mile. Juniors 13 years and over in the year of the swim. http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/ Swimmer may take out a SASA 1 day membership via the club to cover themselves for insurance. Price £10

August 30th

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BLDSA Windermere

10.5 miles Seniors. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start: 09.00hrs, Contact: Miss Dee Llewellyn, 49 St Pauls Road, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 0EX. Tel: 01484 313175. email: bldsa@btinternet.com.
Rowing boats provided but swimmer must provide own crew. Pre-requisites include an open water 5.5 mile swim in 3.5 hours and NO Wetsuits. Entry forms will not be available until spring/ early summer.

September 6th

SUSPENDED FOR 2014

River Dee Bridge to Bridge
Events, each limi
ted to 50 competitors
Aldford Iron Bridge to Queens Park footbridge Aprox 6 miles. 09:30hrs briefing, 10:00hrs start.
Eccleston Ferry to Queens Park footbridge Aprox 3 miles. 11:00hrs briefing, 11:30hrs start
All swimmers to be out of the water for the presentation at 15:00hrs

Sept 13th

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St. Mary's Loch located on the Scottish Borders. 3 mile, 6 mile and 1km events.
One and two way events of the 6 mile loch available under normal BLDSA rules with an 11am briefing. Option to swim the 3 mile event in a wetsuit, as a fun event outside the championship placing.1km event to include wetsuit and non wetsuit categories, 9 am briefing, and is open to non members. Day membership is available for 3 and 6 mile events. Own escort kayak/boat essential for 3 and 6 mile events.
Contact: Mrs Janet Wilson,20 Padget Court, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley West Yorkshire. LS29 8AU. Tel: mobile number 07957 348328. email: janetwilson22@aol.com

September 20th

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BLDSA Lynn Regis (Norfolk) 4.5k Veteran/Senior, 1km Novice 1.5k Junior. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start: 1200hrs. Contact: Mr Stephen Smith, 145 Hillcrest Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1EF. Tel: Tel: 07710348126 AFTER 7pm. email: stevetaxichannel@aol.com (Map Ref: 21)

Swim list compiled by: Pat Llewellyn

(PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL VENUES WILL BE USED EACH YEAR)

 

 

 

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