Swanage Bay Swim
Monday. Sponsored by Costcutters Swanage
The bay swim has become one of the regatta and carnival's most popular and competitive
events during carnival week. With competitors ageing from 11 years old to the masters
of the sea and abilities ranging from swimmers that just want to finish to national
standard, it really is an event for everyone and anyone.
So if you just want a bit of fun, a workout, or those who want a serious race against other competitors, the
tide and waves then come and enter.
The bay swim is also an event for the spectators - superb views of the swimmers can be gained between the parade, Mowlem and stone
quay. So if you are aiming to become Britain’s 2012 Olympic champion or would just
like to watch a future gold medallist come and join the fun.
Prizes in the form
of cups and medals will be awarded after each event, entry forms available from
the stone quay at 6.00pm. Swimmers must be able to swim at least 100 metres or the
distance of the event they are aiming to enter.
100 metre fun swim- 11 years and under
200 metres fun swim- 12 to 15 years old
500 metres- 15 years and under
500 metres- 16 years and over
1000 metres- 16 years and over
One race entry per person.
This event is for people of all ages looking for a bit of fun competition
Under 8 years
Boys and girls 8-10 years
Boys and girls 11- 14 years
Male and female 15 years over
Male and female
Wednesday from 6pm the main Beach
2008 Swanage Sea Rowing Club Pub Gig racing event .
Teams of six consisting of staff and customers from local pubs
and businesses have been learning to row Cornish gigs, which you may have seen on
the BBC’s Island parish programme. They have been training with Swanage Sea Rowing
club over the last few weeks and now believe they are ready to race against each other!
Heats of two boats will race in short sprints close to the beach so everyone
Do come down and cheer them along.
For anyone wishing to learn to row
these historical clinker built boats, sessions are held weekly from the stone quay
near the pier on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and also Saturday mornings at 9.30am.
Rowing Club members will be available to assist. See the Sea Rowing Web Site
Please do not hesitate to speak
to any members you see this evening they will be happy to answer any questions.
We hope you enjoy the racing.
is an abundance of fish in the local waters, so if you think you can tempt
a fish onto a hook this is for you.
There is a boat and shore angling competition
with a prize for the winners.
On Tuesday evening there is a Kayak Race with a fantastic prize from Land and Wave for the team of two that’s sets the evenings fastest time over a set course.
Swanage Sailing Club is, once again, delighted to host the annual Sailing Regatta
during the final weekend of Swanage Carnival.
Races are open to members and visitors alike.
The races will be arranged to be viewable from the pier and the sea front.
start times, courses and details can be found on the Swanage Sailing club web site
For more events see also land sports
Full details of all events can be found in the programme