Get Set 4 Success Ltd Proudly Present the Blackpool Pier to Pier Open Water Swim
This iconic Blackpool Pier to Pier swim will be open to swimmers again in July, 2018. This popular Open Water Swim is back again to please the crowds. Once a regular swim, it has not taken place now for some years. Thanks to Julie Bradshaw's Team at Get Set 4 Success Ltd, the Pier Swim is BACK!
The swim which costs only £45 (**) (refund protection payment optional) will take place on Saturday 21st July, 2018 and will be limited to 100 participants. Should the weather be inclement then the alternative date will be Sunday 22nd July.
This fun and safe swim (thanks to Blackpool Council and their Coastguards for the safety cover) will begin at North Pier and finish at South Pier, the 'home' of the Sandcastle Water Park.
You will be transported safely to the start in one of Blackpool's lovely trams and pass along the Golden Mile with all its attractions including the famous Blackpool Tower. On completion of the swim, you will receive a bespoke medal to commemorate this special event along with a tee shirt. Just take a look at the medal we are giving out:
Swimmers will be able to enjoy the comradeship of such an event by joining in celebrations afterwards and it is an opportunity to make more friends.
Numbers are limited so please get in touch now to secure your place.
You can enter directly by clicking this link :
Stringent Health and Safety rules attached to this Inaugural Event mean that both wetsuits and orange safer swimmer tow floats are mandatory.
The Blackpool Pier To Pier Swim is also on Facebook so please visit our page
Open Water Health and Safety Advice to Swimmers
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:
How to reduce the risk of illness when Open Water Swimming (by Public Health England)
We would like to thank all those who have supported and sponsored us so far to make this Event the best
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND UPDATES.
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
and agree to be bound to them.