Great Britain /UK

BLDSA Llyn Tegid (Bala), (North Wales), Bala Town, Great Britain

Saturday, 9 July, 2011 - 08:00

BLDSA Bala (North Wales) 1km Novice event starting at 10.00hrs and 6 miles Senior starting at 1300hrs. Plus new 3km circuit event. Freestyle/Breaststroke. Contact: Mr Andy Wright, 521 London Road, Stretton, Warrington, WA4 5PH. Tel: 01925 730652. e-mail: website:

BLDSA Torbay 8 miles Senior, 4 Miles Veterans, Great Britain

Saturday, 2 July, 2011 - 09:00

BLDSA Torbay 8 miles Senior, 4 Miles Veterans.

Freestyle/Breaststroke. Start: 1100hrs. If supplying your own canoeist they must be experienced in sea conditions. Contact: Steve O'Brien, 4 Ansford Ave, Abram, Wigan, WN2 5PQ. Tel (01942) 862009

BLDSA Champion of Champions, (Dover Harbour), Great Britain

Saturday, 18 June, 2011 (All day)

BLDSA Champion of Champions (Dover Harbour)

5/ 3/ 1 Miles, Senior/Juniors, Freestyle. Start: 0900hrs. Competitors can swim in all 3, 2 or just 1 event. Contact: Leslie Du Cane, Hanover Lodge, 14 Lansdowne Road, London, W11 3LW Tel 020 7727 5463 e-mail:

BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships (Nr. Scarborough), Great Britain

Sunday, 12 June, 2011 (All day)

BLDSA Wykeham Lake Championships (Nr. Scarborough)

5km Senior, 2 miles Junior/Senior Freestyle/Breaststroke and (Novice 1,000 metre Freestyle event wetsuit and non wetsuit categories). Contact: Miss Liane Llewellyn, 62 Main Road, Denholme, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 4BL. Tel: 01274 830615. e-mail: PLEASE NOTE: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

The Walrus Dip, Boxing Day Swim 2010 - Pembrey Country Park, Great Britain

Sunday, 26 December, 2010 - 10:00

The Walrus Dip at Pembrey Country Park has been going for just over 20 years, with a few hundred swimmers dressed as anything from Vikings to walruses. A just-for-fun event which some entrants use to raise funds for their particular charity - each dipper will receive a certificate  and teeshirt afterwards to confirm that they have participated.

The swim is held on the Blue Flag award-winning Cefn Sidan beach, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Non-swimmers can walk off the Christmas pudding with a stroll along eight miles of golden beach. 

Boxing Day Swim - North Beach, Tenby, Great Britain

Sunday, 26 December, 2010 - 10:00

Tenby Boxing Day swim is run by the Tenby Sea Swimming Association.

The swims are themed - in 2004 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' saw 493 lords a-leaping into the glacial waters of South Wales. Since then themes include Legends and Children's Fairytale Favourites.

Money is raised for local charities. Starts at 11am.

New Year's Day - Abersoch, North Wales, Great Britain

Saturday, 1 January, 2011 - 11:00

Started in 2007  the Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Dip has had over a thousand spectators and at least 180 'dippers' raising money for the Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat.

Like many other New Year's Day Swims it encourages 'fancy dress'. 2008 saw a Pantomime them with the Ugly Sisters, Captain Hook, Snow White and all Seven Dwarves racing for the sea! 12 Noon, New Year’s Day.

Christmas Day Swim - Exmouth, Great Britain

Saturday, 25 December, 2010 - 10:00

On the beach in front of the Octagon kiosk, just a bit east of the sea front clock tower. Sandy and relatively sheltered, especially at low tide by sand bar.

Start at 11:00am

Christmas Day Swim '10 - Budleigh Salteron, Great Britain

Saturday, 25 December, 2010 - 09:00

10.00 start, from the bottom of Steamer Steps. 

A sloping set of steps down the cliff at the seaward end of Rolle Road, which leads up from the lower end of the High Street.

A barefoot run down the shelving beach of big oval shifting pebbles is a challenge in itself so footwear is advised!

Christmas Day - Charmouth, Great Britain

Saturday, 25 December, 2010 - 10:00

A windswept, sandy beach with rocky bits!

Fancy Dress Swim, 11:00am sharp, in aid of Lyme Regis RNLI.

Contact: The Royal Oak