SWIM EQUINOX (SOLSTICE)

Swimmers will compete either solo, in pairs or in teams of 3 to see who can complete the largest number of laps within the 3 hour time limit. The first tow hours are by daylight, and the final hour by twilight.

THORPE LAKES, CHERTSEY

5PM RACE START

26th SEPTEMBER 2020

RACE INFORMATION IS NOW ONLINE

THE EVENT

Due to postponement from our normal Solstice date for 2020 Swim Solstice becomes Swim Equinox.

Swimmers will compete either solo, in pairs or teams of 3 to see who can complete the largest number of laps in the time given. The current number of laps will be displayed in the club house so supporters & team mates can see how the scores are progressing.

The swim will begin in daylight and finish by twilight so for the final hour of the swim glow sticks (provided) and tow float (not provided) will be required. Laps will be 1000m long for the first 2 hours and reduce to 500m for the final twilight hour.

THE COURSE

This year we have moved the event to the fantastic Thorpe Lakes. This gives us the opportunity to expand the event and make the most of this beautiful lake and facility.

The course consists of an anti clockwise loop. The course length is 1km for the first two hours and 500m for the last hour.

At the end of each loop you will select to either continue on for another lap or exit the water to take on food/drink or tag a teammate.

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WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR ENTRY

This event is covered by Event Protect. If the event is cancelled, you can apply for a refund directly from Event Protect provided the cancellation is covered by their insurance policy. Learn more about Event Protect

FAQ's

You will want to be a confident and relaxed open water swimmer to make the most of this event so training outdoors before the event is highly recommended. 

No you will be able to exit the lake upon completion of each lap, rest/refeed and reenter as required.

We will be using an electronic timing system which provides accurate lap counts reported live to the screens. Each team will have a timing band which will be used to record lap counts.

As a sports nutrition company needless to say there will be nutrition and feed stations available on course and on land during the event. If you intend to use our products during your training you may want to take advantage of some of our offers and purchase pre race.

You have full use of the changing facilities, toilets and external catering.

Normally yes although due to social distancing we are having to limit numbers on site in 2020. We ask that if you are attending in pairs and teams you keep to those numbers only, solo’s may bring along a supporter.

For the night portion of the swim you will be required to use a tow float, which you will need to bring to the event. We will supply the glow sticks to attach to or store in the float in order to illuminate it.

14 as part of a team, 16 solo.

SOLO

Entries for this event close the Thursday before the event
or when all available places are reserved.
£ 65 Per Person
inc. VAT & Payment Fees
  • Get 10% off if you enter before the 5th of September 2020

PAIRS

Entries for this event close the Thursday before the event
or when all available places are reserved.
£ 47
50
Per Person
inc. VAT & Payment Fees
  • Get 10% off if you enter before the 5th of September 2020

TEAMS OF 3

Entries for this event close the Thursday before the event
or when all available places are reserved.
£ 41
66
Per Person
inc. VAT & Payment Fees
  • Get 10% off if you enter before the 5th of September 2020
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Summary
Event
Swim Solstice
Location
Thorpe Lake, Thorpe Road,chertsey,Surrey-kt16 8ph
Starting on
June 20, 2020
Ending on
June 20, 2020
Description
Returning for 2020 and timed with the Summer Solstice we've got our 3 hour Swimming Challenge. Swimmers will compete either solo or in teams to complete the most number of laps possible within the 3 hour time limit. The first two and a half hours of the event will take place in daylight with a 1k loop open. For the final half hour the lap will shrink to 500m to take place in twilight with glow sticks and lights the order of the day. At the lap point we have a well stocked feed station. On shore the bar will be open serving drinks and snacks with screens displaying the number of laps currently completed by each swimmer/team.
Offer Price
£ 52-105
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