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Fireworks 500 Open Water Swimming Event
November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Open Water Swimming Event
Experience the clear water of Capernwray Dive centre at night.
Starting with a rocket, swimmers can race or leisurely complete one lap (500m) of the quarry. This should be long enough for you to experience the beauty of night swimming in the safe secure surroundings of the quarry. You will be issued with one glow stick one for your wetsuit / goggle strap.
The safety canoeists will be well lit up and the buoys visible to guide you round the 500m circuit. Numbers and swim hats will be issued at registration (from 17:00 in the room above the cafe.)
The dive centre is a family friendly venue with great catering facilities so bring the family and enjoy the firework display together.
What are the rules?
There are no ‘rules’ as such aside from age limitations and the requirement for all competitors to wear a swimming wetsuit (there are no exceptions to this rule, swim wetsuits are compulsory). The age category limitations in place for the various distances are as follows:
Minimum age 14 on the day
Wetsuits are compulsory for all swimmers. Shortie type wetsuits are allowed, but because of lake temperatures full body cover is recommended. Neoprene hats may be worn, and hand or foot cover may be worn as long as it does not aid propulsion (paddle gloves or fins).
Upon completion you will receive your well earned glow in the dark medal.
How do I enter?
The cost of entry is:
500m – £20
Included in the entry fee is chip timing, glow in the dark medal and free event photographs.