Published: July 27, 2012
80 swimmers ready for Burnham's Stert Island Swim on Sunday

Eighty swimmers will dash into the sea at the start of Burnham-On-Sea's annual Stert Island Swim this Sunday (July 29th).

The unique 2,400m race will start later than normal at 3.45pm in time for the high tide.

The participants will swim from Burnham's each to Stert Island and back in front of crowds of spectators lining The Esplanade.

Organiser Sara Dykes from West Country Triathletes told "Everything is in place for another good event. We have had a few last late entries and we're just hoping for good weather."

The event is being supported by the Town Council, BARB, the RNLI, Natural England, Taunton Canoe Club and St John Ambulance Service.

West Country Tri-Athletes took over the organisation of the annual summer spectacle in 2008 after Sedgemoor District Council said it could no longer afford to run it.


Full guide to the Stert Island Swim

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