Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset


Stert Island Swim - the annual Burnham sea swim

The annual Stert Island sea swim sees competitors dash into Bridgwater Bay at Burnham-On-Sea beach, then swim across the bay to Stert Island before swimming back to Burnham.

In August 2000, Burnham and Highbridge Town Council rescurrected the swim as a Millennium Project.

The Stert Island SwimPrior to this, there had been no swim for 40 years, but since 2000 the event has been held every year - except in 2007 due to bad weather.

The organisers of the event say the 2.4km Stert Island Swim should be seen as a challenge rather than as a race.

The event has to be swum on the Neap Tide where there is maximum high water for sufficient length of time to ensure the swimmers can reach the island safely and return.

The unique event, which is run by West Country Triathletes, attracts dozens of spectators and participants from all over the country. Wetsuits are encouraged as the water temperature rarely exceeds 18 degrees Centigrade.

. 2013 STERT ISLAND SWIM DETAILS:

Sunday July 28th, 10:45am. Click here for an entry form

The start of the 2004 Stert Island Swim

. PREVIOUS STERT ISLAND SEA SWIMS:

2010 Stert Island Swim Results
2009 Stert Island Swim Results
2008 Stert Island Swim Results
High winds cancel 2007 Stert Island Swim
2006 Stert Island Swim Results
2005 Stert Island Swim Results
2004 Stert Island Swim Results
2003 Stert Island Swim Results

 


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