12 & 24 Hour Swims

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24 Hour Swim 21/22 June 2018

100% Swimming and Activities Away are pleased to announce a unique marathon open water swimming challenge. To complete this 24 hour marathon open water swimming event you will need to swim one mile on the hour every hour for twenty four hours. This challenge can be undertaken as an individual, as a pair (alternating swimmers each hour) or as a team of three people (rotating swimmers each hour). Swimmers must be age 18+.

The event is being held at Activities Away, Thorpe Lane, Lincoln, UK. LN6 9NW

The first mile of our epic challenge will commence at 19:00 on Thursday 21 June 2018 and the final mile must be completed by 19:00 on Friday 22 June 2018.

Please do not underestimate the magnitude of this challenge. You must be very competent and experienced in open water swimming, night swimming, cold water management and endurance events. Applications will be considered in light of your experience; if you require guidance as to which category you may be most suitable for (Solo, Pair or Team) we are happy to have a chat with you in advance of applying.

This event will be led and overseen by Paul Fowler – Founder & Head Coach of 100% Swimming and Steve Poulton – Founder & Owner of Activities Away. You are in safe and knowledgeable hands; in 2014 Paul (founder of this event) went on to become just one of four solo swimmers to complete the challenge. Steve was on site throughout the event to manage site operations. Additionally both have excellent safety and management records across a wide range of other events spanning over 25 years.

Last years event (2017) took place with an average water temperature of 21c. We welcomed 19 entrants to the start line* (37 people – comprising solos, pairs and teams) and witnessed more solos than ever complete the challenge and a full compliment of pairs and teams complete also.  Our furthest athletes have travelled from the USA and Australia! We put the high level of success of participants down to great planning and training on the part of the swimmers and excellent delivery on the part of our event volunteers.

If you would like to be a part of our 24 hour event in 2018 then we look forward to hearing from you. Please note should total valid applications (swimmers with relevant experience) exceed our maximum number of places available then places will be allocated by random ballot NOT on a first come first served basis.

ENTRY FEES:
Solo: £175
Pair: £260
Team: £360

Download your 24 Hour event application form here. Our first event entry window will open Tuesday 1st August 2017 and it will close on Monday 30th October 2017. All applications will be considered in light of your experience. All successful applicants will be notified by Monday 6th November 2017 and payments will be requested in full no later than 13th November 2017 to secure your place.

24 hour swim 2018 – Event Information & Application

Paul
Paul Fowler
Founder & Head Coach
100% Swimming
pfowler@live.co.uk
07572013811

 

 

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12 Hour Swim – 27/28 May 2017

100% Swimming and Activities Away are pleased to announce a unique marathon open water swimming challenge. To complete this 12 hour marathon open water swimming event you will need to swim one mile on the hour every hour for twenty four hours. This challenge can be undertaken as an individual, as a pair (alternating swimmers each hour). Swimmers must be age 18+.

The event is being held at Activities Away, Thorpe Lane, Lincoln, UK. LN6 9NW

The first mile of our epic challenge will commence at 20:00 on Saturday 26th May and the final mile must be completed by 08:00 on Sunday 27th May 2017.

Please do not underestimate the magnitude of this challenge. This is not “little brother” to the 24 hour swim – this is a serious undertaking. Being earlier in the season the water temperature will be colder and virtually your entire swim takes place at night.

You must be very competent and experienced in open water swimming, night swimming, cold water management and endurance events. Applications will be considered in light of your experience; if you require guidance as to which category you may be most suitable for (Solo or Pair) we are happy to have a chat with you in advance of applying.

This event will be led and overseen by Paul Fowler – Founder & Head Coach of 100% Swimming and Steve Poulton – Founder & Owner of Activities Away. You are in safe and knowledgeable hands; in 2014 Paul (founder of this event) went on to become just one of four solo swimmers to complete the challenge. Steve was on site throughout the event to manage site operations. Additionally both have excellent safety and management records across a wide range of other events spanning over 25 years.

Last years event (2017) took place with an average water temperature of 19.0c. (15c in 2016) 
We welcomed 18 entrants to the start line (21 people – comprising solos & pairs) and witnessed a very high success rate as all but six solo swimmers completed their 12 hour challenge. We put this down to great planning and training on the part of our swimmers and excellent event delivery on the part of our event volunteer team. 

If you would like to be a part of our 12 hour event in 2018 then we look forward to hearing from you. Please note should total valid applications (swimmers with relevant experience) exceed our maximum number of places available then places will be allocated by random ballot NOT on a first come first served basis.

ENTRY FEES:
Solo: £125
Pair: £180

Download your 12 Hour event application form here. Our first event entry window will open Tuesday 1st August 2017 and it will close on Monday 30th October 2017. All applications will be considered in light of your experience. All successful applicants will be notified by Monday 6th November 2017 and payments will be requested in full no later than 13th November 2017 to secure your place.

12 hour swim 2018 – Event Information & Application

Paul
Paul Fowler
Founder & Head Coach
100% Swimming
pfowler@live.co.uk
07572013811