1500M, 750M

Dartmouth Open Water Swim

June 11, 2022
from 5:00 pm

Which race? See below..


As part of the Dartmouth Triathlon weekend we are offering you a chance to do a 1500m or 750m swim in the stunning clear water of Blackpool Sands. Because we already have the lifeguards and timing in place we’ve managed to keep the price affordable.

Kit Requirements
This swim normally requires a wetsuit as the water temperature is likely to be below 14C . (See our FAQ).  Experienced open water swimmers who wish to swim skins please email us in advance.

What you get

Finishers medals for all + podium medals
Event tshirt (choice of cotton or technical)
Free silicone Swim hats
Fully insured
Professional chip timing
Full Covid-19 measures
Saturday night on the beach available (additional charge)


1500m Swim

1500m (2 laps)
13+ on 31st Dec 2022
Start time 5pm

750m Swim

750m (1 lap)
12+ on 31st Dec 2022
Start time 5pm



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




Blackpool Sands Beach, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RG

Event Gallery

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


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?

Our sea swims at Blackpool Sands (Dartmouth Sea Swim) and Goodrington Sands (English Riviera Swim) are run under British Triathlon rules. Wetsuits will be compulsory if the temperature is below 14C. If the water temperature is below 11.9C we will shorten the swim(s) to 500 metres. If the temperature is below 11C the swim will be cancelled. In practice at Blackpool Sands wetsuits will normally be compulsory. At Goodrington Sands in July they are generally optional. Wetsuits are likely to be optional at the Roadford Lake Swims and Dawlish Swims in September. However if you're new to open water swimming we strongly recommend you wear a wetsuit and for almost everyone a wetsuit 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

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