3000M, 1500M, 750M

Dartmouth Open Water Swim

June 8, 2024
from 4:00 pm

Which race? See below..


As part of the Dartmouth Triathlon weekend we are offering you a chance to do a 3K, 1500m or 750m swim in the stunning clear water of Blackpool Sands in Devon.

Kit Requirements
Swimsuit & goggles. We don’t insist on wetsuits but we do recommend them.  You should definitely wear a wetsuit if you don’t regularly swim ‘skins’ in open water. Pull buoys are permitted but are not compulsory.

What you get

  • Finishers medals for all + podium medals
  • Expert water safety team from Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club
  • Event tshirt (choice of cotton or technical)
  • Professional event photos*
  • Free silicone Swim hats
  • Toilets
  • Public liability Insurance
  • Professional chip timing
  • Saturday night camping on the beach available (additional charge)

* photos free with Sportiva Events logo at social media resolution. Hi-res downloads with no watermark & prints are available for an additional charge


750m Swim

750m (1 laps)
12+ on 31st Dec 2024
Start time 4.00pm

750m Swim

750m (1 lap)
12+ on 31st Dec 2024
Start time 4pm

1500m swim

1500m (2 laps)
13+ on 31st Dec 2024
Start time 4.30pm

3000m swim

3K (3 x 1k laps)
13+ on 31st Dec 2024
Start time 5.30pm



Free parking at the beach from 3.30pm is included with your entry. If you want to arrive earlier you will need to pay.

Awards & Medals

Medals for all finishers + Special medals for top 3 men & women for both distances


How environmentally friendly are you?

We're doing our best to minimise our environmental impact. Here are a few of our initiatives. Trees Not Tees For all the events where we include a t-shirt, we're now offering the option to plant a tree instead. We've partnered with Treesnottees.com to make this happen. Avoiding Single Use Plastics We use paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. Medals now optional We know quite a lot of competitors are not interested in finishers medals so they are now optional. We make a £2 charity donation for every medal not selected. Swim hats on request We still supply swim hats for our open water swim events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all our pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage. Zip Ties & waste We only use reusable zip ties. We minimise single use plastics & sort rubbish for recycling after our events. Food is not wasted For events, such as our cycling sportives, where we're know for our excellent feed stations, all left over food goes to the local foodbank. Reducing Car use In Devon where most of our events take place this is easier said than done. However at our Burrator 10K running race we offer a £5 discount to anyone who commits to walking or cycling to the event. We'll be looking to add this to other events in the future. To read more about our sustainability policies read our article

What do I need to bring with me to an open water swim?

You will need your swim suit, and if required, your wetsuit. You'll also need some decent goggles that don't leak. Many people bring old trainers or flipflops to where while waiting for the race to start. It's essential to have warm, easy to pull on clothes to change into afterwards. Remember cold fingers can make buttons & zips tricky. The layered clothing approach is best along with warm socks & a warm hat to reduce heat loss from your extremities. A flask of your favourite hot drink is also a good idea  

Do I need to wear a wetsuit for your open water swims?

No you don't!  However if you're new to open water swimming and haven't trained regularly in open water, we strongly recommend you wear a wet-suit. And for almost everyone a wet-suit will mean you swim faster too.

Are your open water swims suitable for beginners?

Yes they are. We recommend you start with one of the shorter distances and make sure you do some open water swimming in advance. See our Open Water Swimming Tips for more advice




Blackpool Sands Beach, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0RG

Thank you for a great event!! Really enjoyed it!
Georgie Lethbridge on Facebook

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