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Get Set 4 Success Ltd Proudly Announce

The 2019 Blackpool Pier to Pier Swim

The Official Annual Blackpool Pier to Pier supported by Blackpool Council will take place on 27th July, 2019. If you want a fun challenge then join this amazing and iconic Open Water Swim between the Three Piers, swimming from North to South Pier in Blackpool's seaside holiday resort.This swim is a MUST to do for all open water swimmers and there will now be a non-wetsuit category

 

 

Get Set 4 Success Ltd are not giving out just standard medals...no,certainly not!  In fact all finishers will receive a fabulous bespoke momento of the occasion along with a t-shirt with a commissioned artist impression on the front. We have been working very hard to make this Pier Swim one to remember and one that you will return to every year and with friends

The Pier swim happened some years ago and was then stopped. Get Set 4 Success Ltd in July 2018 brought back this swim. Julie Bradshaw who was borne and bred in Blackpool worked with her Team and the Event was a huge success. This is a superb stretch of water as you will see in the video above, taken from the 2018 Pier Swim.

You will start at North Pier and finish at South Pier and all gather together at our beautiful venue, The Sand Castle Water Park to celebrate your achievement. The total distance is approximately 1.6 miles. To get you safely to the start you will travel from South Pier to North Pier in one of Blackpool's beautiful trams and pass by all the wonderful sights on your way such as the Tower and along the Golden Mile. What more could you want in a Swim Event?

 

 Blackpool Pier to Pier Swim Sunset  

This will take place on Saturday 27th July, 2019 although there will be the alternative date of Sunday 28th July, should the weather be unfavouarble for a swim on Saturday. The cost for this exciting Event is only £48 (**) (refund protection payment optional). Places are limited to the first 500 entrants so please be quick! 

CONTACT us now to book your place

To enter directly click on the link to Entry Central below. Entries are NOW open and spaces filling fast!

ENTRY CENTRAL

 

Already there have many enquiries even from as far away as Mexico and swimmers wanting to enter need get their entries in quick.

Stringent Health and Safety rules attached to this Event mean that orange safer swimmer tow floats are mandatory for ALL swimmers. In 2019 we are pleased to announce that there is a non-wetsuit category providing you have suitable open water swimming experience

Please also visit our Facebook page for the Blackpool Pier to Pier Swim

Open Water Health and Safety Advice 

Swimming in open water can be arduous and it is very important that every precaution is taken to eliminate risks of threat to health and possible death. Below are a few links that have been written by various organisations. Please read:

http://www.nationalwatersafety.org.uk/professional/advice/openwaterswimming.asp

https://www.sta.co.uk/news/2014/06/18/sta-open-water-swimming-advice/

http://rlss.org.uk/water-safety/water-safety/water-safety-in-open-water/

How to reduce the risk of illness when Open Water Swimming (by Public Health England)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/331706/Swim_Healthy_leaflet.pdf 

 

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SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY – SATURDAY 27th JULY 2019 (Timings tbc)

Please read carefully and if you have any questions then just get in touch via our contact page.

Safety Briefing for Staff & Volunteers (Sandcastle Water Park)

Swim Registration opens (Sandcastle Water Park). Swimmers get changed at Sandcastle and travel in swim gear to the start via the Tram

 Please note you will need photo ID to register

Swimmer Safety Briefing (Sandcastle Water Park)

“Wave One” Swimmers board the tram to the start at North Pier

“Wave One” check in at desk at North Pier

There will be a TEN and FIVE minute warning signal for the start of the event. Please note in addition to wetsuits (‘shorties’ allowed) you MUST be wearing your wrist band and yellow swim cap (provided) and a safer swimmer/tow float in order to begin your swim. Anyone not wearing this equipment will not be allowed to enter the water

 START OF SWIM FOR WAVE ONE

Tram returns to South Beach, Sandcastle Water Park to collect ‘Wave Two’ swimmers

“Wave Two” Swimmers board the tram to the start at North Pier

“Wave Two” check in at desk at North Pier

 START OF SWIM FOR WAVE TWO

Tram returns to South Beach, Sandcastle Water Park

Swim finishes

Each ‘wave’ will have 1.5 hours to complete the course. Anyone who is unable to do so in the time will be pulled from the water by the Beach Patrol and escorted safely to shore.

Refreshments and changing/showers will be available at the Sandcastle Water Park and it is also a place where you can mingle with your friends and fellow swimmers.

Here is the course from the 2018 swim

 

Blackpool Pier Swim Course

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND UPDATES TO THE DAY.

 

Each swimmer will be allocated a number usually the one they signed up to on Entry Central. Please ensure you have that printed off and with you, too for registration purposes in addition to your photo ID.

 

Between the swimmer briefing and the first Tram ride for Wave One, each swimmer will change. Belongings can be kept safely in lockers provided at the Sandcastle Water Park. This is a £2 and refundable.

 

Refreshments will be available for swimmers in the Gazebo adjacent to the log flume by South Pier (next door to the Sandcastle) 

 

We look forward to seeing you in Blackpool. Thank you for your entry.

 

THE EVENT MANAGEMENT TEAM BLACKPOOL PIER TO PIER SWIM 2019

 

 

 

 

 

(**) By making payment of £48 (+  Entry Central booking fee) for this Event via Entry Central above it is deemed that you have read, agreed and understood all the T&C, rules and information pertaining to this Event and as such agree to be bound to them and by registering on the day of the Event it is deemed that you have also read, agreed and understood any and all amended and published T&C, Rules and Event information relevant to the Pier Swim Event and as shown on this website as well as on 

http://www.getset4swimming.co.uk/blackpool-pier-to-pier-open-water-swim.html

and agree to be bound to them.