3K, 1500M or 750M

Dawlish Swim

September 25, 2022
from 9:00 am

Which race? See below..


Dawlish Warren makes a fantastic location for a sea swim. And after the success of our 2021 swims they’re returning for 2022. The excellent Teignmouth Surf Life Saving Club team will be on hand to keep you all safe in the water.

For first time open water swimmers have a look at our Top 10 Tips for Open Water Swimmers

What you get

Superb water safety team.
Silicone swim hat
Medals for all finishers
electronic chip timing
Professional first aid team
Public liability insurance
Gels & selection of snacks for when you finish


3K Swim

Start Time: 9.15 am
Registration from: 7.30 am
Cut off time 11.00 am
Laps: 3

1500m Swim

Start Time: 9:30 am
Registration from: 7.30 am
Cut off time: 11.00 am
Laps: 2

750m Swim

Start Time: 9:30 am
Registration from: 7.30 am
Cut off time: 11:00 am
Laps: 1



You can park in the car park through the tunnel on the left or in the overflow car park just before the tunnel.

If arriving after 7.30am please park in the overflow car park & walk through the tunnel to avoid clashing with cyclists on the triathlon.

You do need to pay for parking.

Medals & Awards

There is a medal for all finishers.

In addition we have podium medals for the Top 3 men & women for each distance.


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 For 2022 we have sourced new paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. They look and feel exactly the same as conventional plastic coated, or PLA coated cups - The key difference is that these cups are actually optimised to be recycled back into high grade paper using conventional paper recycling equipment [Paper mills do not need to change or invest in new machinery]. This supports a circular economy where the valuable cup paper fibre can be recycled many times. We are also looking at going fully cup less on some of our longer events - watch this space.. Our cycling events are already largely cup less. Zip Ties & waste We use reusable zip ties where ever possible. We minimise our use of disposable plastic and sort rubbish from our events into the relevant categories for recycling. 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 where feasible.    

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




Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 ONF

Event Gallery

I wanted to thank you for such a well organised event. All your communications and briefings were very clear and helpful. The marshals and safety crew out on the paddle boards were excellent. I don't think I have ever swum in an event where there have been so many excellent support crew. They were positioned at exactly the right places to help guide me round the course and they were also supportive and encouraging - especially on my last lap, where they stuck closely to me and offered all sorts of encouraging comments. I would like to thank each one of them. It must have been cold and difficult for them out there.
Billie Oliver

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