Swim FAQs

DO I NEED A WETSUIT?
Yes. Wetsuits are compulsory for the safety of our participants. Any neoprene full-body wetsuit designed for swimming that covers your arms to the elbows, and legs to the knees, is suitable. However, we strongly recommend that you wear a full-length wetsuit. Sleeveless wetsuits are not permitted.

DO I NEED SWIM GOGGLES?
Yes. Any open water swimming requires goggles for the safety of participants. Prescription goggles are acceptable.

DO I NEED A SWIM CAP?
We will be providing Braveheart swimming caps. A swim cap must be worn for safety reasons. A swimmer is easier to see in the water if they’re wearing a swim cap.

WHAT TIME WILL THE 2018 SWIM START?

Confirmed swim time:

Water entry at 09:00 + Swim start at 09:15

Please note, this could change due to tides and sea state.

WHAT STROKE CAN I USE DURING THE SWIM?
We recommend front crawl but breaststroke is also fine. Please be aware that backstroke is not allowed as can easily be confused with the distress signal.