A few places remain for swimmers wanting to take part in this year’s Stert Island Swim, which is being held this year on Sunday 30th July.

The swim starts at 10am and the swimmers enter the water to the left of the jetty at the top of Pier Street in Burnham-On-Sea.

It takes the swimmers between 23 and 60 minutes to complete the course.

Swimmers should be aware that the race takes place in a tidal estuary so the challenge is not so much the distance, but the water conditions, which include tricky currents, cold water and the nearly nil visibility that the swimmers have to brave.

Participants should be over 18 years old and confident in their ability in open water. Full first aid and rescue facilities are provided.

Entries are limited to 80 and the closing date is Monday 24 July. No entries will be accepted on the day, so contact Sedgemoor District Council now to secure your place in this special 2,400-metre sea swim race, unique to Burnham-on-Sea. Entry fees are £7.50 and all participants receive a goody bag and commemorative gift.

The event is also very popular with spectators and over 3,000 people are expected to line Burnham Esplanade and Beach to watch and cheer on the adventurous swimmers. There will be a wide selection of craft and charity stalls on the Esplanade between 9.30am and 4.00pm.

General enquires/entries for the swim should contact Linda Krause-Davies on 01278 435765 or email events@sedgemoor.gov.uk

RELATED LINKS:

Entry form for 2006 Stert Island Swim

2005 Stert Island Swim Results

2004 Stert Island Swim Results

2003 Stert Island Swim Results

More information about Stert Island

 
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