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 2019 SWIM START?

Water entry: TBC

Estimated start time: TBC  (daylight/weather depending).

Please be aware that the timings could move depending on tides and sea states therefore participants are requested to be in transition with plenty of time.

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.

WHAT IS THE SWIM CUT OFF TIME?

One lap must be completed within 40mins of the start. If not, the swimmer will be asked to exit after the 1st lap. All swimmers should be aiming to complete the swim within one hour.