Hove Lawns, Brighton Beach.
Swim Round The Pier 2015, 1.25KM Fun Swim - Saturday 4th July, Time 1400
Swim Round the Pier is part of Paddle Round the Pier, Europe’s biggest beach and watersports festival, which runs every year on the beautiful venue of Hove Lawns – Brighton & Hove –The 1.25km swim begins on Brighton beach between the iconic Palace and West Piers, in the heart of Brighton’s vibrant seafront area.
This fun swim is the finale of a great weekend of swimming events at the Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival. It’s a great way for both experienced and inexperienced sea swimmers to complete a swim around Brighton’s iconic West Pier (conditions permitting).
It’s a challenging swim for the novice open water swimmer, but the views of the beach and sense of achievement are well worth the effort.
To register for the 1.25KM event CLICK HERE
The race will take place on Saturday 4th July with the start time 1400.
Swimmers will set off in waves according to their swim speed. You will be sent the time of your wave closer to the event. Registration will open 2 hours before the event.
The water temperature in the sea at Brighton in July can range between 14-16°C which will add to the challenge of this event. As for the air temperature for this time of year you can expect 18-22°C. Wetsuits are optional for the event.
On the day there will be registration and bag drop tents. The Paddle Round the Pier Beach festival is now said to be the largest free beach festival in the world! The weekend features the very best in water, street & urban sports, live music, kids entertainment, ‘have a go’ opportunities and much more!
There is also a whole Paddle Village of exhibitions, water sport and beach lifestyle brands for you to explore après swim, which will certainly encourage you to stay all weekend and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the festival, including the world food courts, bars and music stages.
The kids are also well catered for with their own entertainment stage & exhibitions. So there really is something for everyone all right on our beautiful seafront where there are many excellent shops, cafés and restaurants all along the sea front as well as much entertainment and great places to stay.
Race entry includes an official event swim hat.
There is a maximum limit to the number of swimmers who can compete, ensure you get you registration in early to avoid disappointment.
Please note: On the day of the swim you will need to bring an additional pair of flip flops and a light warm jumper/fleece to walk to the start area which is located approximately 15minute walk from the registration area at the Paddle Village.
You will need to arrive at the start area 15 minutes prior to the swim start for a safety briefing.
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