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Get Set 4 Success Ltd Proudly Announce

The 2018 Blackpool Pier to Pier Swim

The Blackpool Pier to Pier is running again in 2018. 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.

 

 

Get Set 4 Success Ltd are not giving out just standard medals...no,certainly not!  In fact all finishers will receive this fabulous bespoke momento of the occasion along with a tee shirt.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.

Just look at YOUR Medal:

 

Get Set 4 Success Blackpool Pier Swim Medal   Get Set 4 Success Blackpool Pier Swim Medal

 

The Pier swim happened some years ago and was then stopped. Get Set 4 Success Ltd are excited to announce that this fabulous swim will take place again on 21st July, 2018. Julie Bradshaw who was borne and bred in Blackpool has worked with her Team to bring back this very popular open water swim. This is a superb stretch of water as you will see in the video above.

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 21st July, 2018 although there will be the alternative date of Sunday 22nd July, should the weather be unfavouarble for a swim on Saturday. The cost for this exciting Event is only £45 (**) (refund protection payment optional). Places are limited to the first 100 entrants so please be quick! 

CONTACT us now to book your place

To enter directly click on the link to Entry Central below. This will be 'live' by 14th May so do check this page to secure your swim slot.

ENTRY CENTRAL

 

Already there have many enquiries and swimmers wanting to enter

Stringent Health and Safety rules attached to this Inaugural Event mean that both wetsuits and orange safer swimmer tow floats are mandatory.

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 

 

We wish to thank all those who have supported us so far:

Get Set 4 Success Blackpool Swim Sponsors Get Set 4 Success Blackpool Pier Swim SponsorsGet Set 4 Success Blackpool Pier Swim SponsorsGet Set 4 Success Blackpool Pier Swim SponsorsGet Set 4 Success Blackpool Pier Swim SponsorsGregg Wolstenholme Blackpool Pier Swim

 

LoveMyBeach Blackpool Pier Swim

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY – SATURDAY 21ST JULY 2018

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

6.15am Safety Briefing for Staff & Volunteers (Sandcastle Water Park)

6.45am 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

7.30 – 7.55am Swimmer Safety Briefing (Sandcastle Water Park)

8.05am “Wave One” Swimmers board the tram to the start at North Pier

8.30am “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

9am START OF SWIM FOR WAVE ONE

9.10am Tram returns to South Beach, Sandcastle Water Park to collect ‘Wave Two’ swimmers

9.50am “Wave Two” Swimmers board the tram to the start at North Pier

10.15am “Wave Two” check in at desk at North Pier

10.45am START OF SWIM FOR WAVE TWO

10.55am Tram returns to South Beach, Sandcastle Water Park

12.15pm 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.

 

Blackpool Pier Swim Course

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND UPDATES TO THE DAY.

 

Each swimmer will be allocated the SAME number as 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 at 8.05am, 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 2018

 

 

 

 

 

(**) By making payment of £45 (+ £1.80 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.