The timings below
are approximate for the 2015 swim. As always they are dependent on weather and tidal conditions.
On the day swimmers need to register in the Padstow Sea Cadets Building (at the start of the
swim and near the start of the Camel Trail). If you are based on the Rock side of the estuary, there will be a complimentary
ferry pass to cross to Padstow (you will of course make your own way back!).
Note for parking: All-day parking in the car park closest to the registration unit is £5.40.
If this is full, we recommend the park and ride facility at the top of town near Tesco supermarket.
Registration opens at 09.30am and closes at 12.00 (all swimmers must register
At registration you will be given a swim number, which will be written on both hands
and your swim hat.
You'll be given a bag to put dry clothing, towel and shoes in, which will
be taken over to Rock by 13.45. Personal belongings and valuables should be given to your supporters or left in a secure
All swimmers need to be at the start area by 13.50. There will
be a swimmers briefing at 13.55, attendance is compulsory.
Swimmers are checked into the
water using their swim number. Safety boats, canoeists and Boarders will escort you along the swim route, which will be
marked out by bouys. Remember: this is a challenge, not a race!
start at 14.20, and must be out by 14.50
swimmers start at 14.50 and must be out by 15.50
Safety boats, canoeists and boarders will escort you
along the Swim route, which is marked by buoys. First Aiders will be on the water, with full medical aid at Rock.
When you arrive at Rock you need to check out of the water
again using your swim number, then collect your free water, food, T-shirt and certificate. Then it's time
to enjoy the Post-swim atmosphere at Rock: camaraderie, elation, stories, and of course the licensed bar with BBQ.
Swimmers who started at Padstow will be given a complimentary ferry ticket to get back to
Padstow. The last ferry will leave at 19.00. Once back in Padstow there will be entertainment on the Padstow Bandstand to
keep the party going on this side of the estuary!