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). Registration opens at 11.00 hours
and closes at 15.00 hours.
If you are based on
the Rock side of the estuary, there will be a complimentary ferry pass available from Marie Curie volunteers at the RNLI Station
at Rock to cross to Padstow (you will of course make your own way back!).
Note for parking: There is all day parking close to the Sea Cadet Unit but if that is full, we recommend
the Park and Ride facility next to Tesco supermarket.
All swimmers must register in person. Registration opens in Padstow
at 11.00 hours and closes at 15.00 hours. Please arrange to register as early as possible.
For swimmers who come over from Rock to register, please note that low water is at 12.26 and the ferry will therefore
be operating from much further along the beach on the Rock side and going in to Lower Beach at Padstow. You will therefore
need to allow a minimum of 90 minutes to get from Rock to Registration at the Padstow Sea Cadet Unit.
If you wait until the ferry is operating from the normal location by the dingy
park you will not get to registration before it closes.
is no priority for swimmers on the ferry.
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 ferry. Personal belongings and valuables should be given to your supporters or left in a secure
There will be a swimmers' briefing in the start area at 16.20,
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!
The Elite Swim start is at 17.00 hours
start is at 17.30 hours
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. Once back in Padstow there will be entertainment on the Padstow Bandstand to keep the party going on this
side of the estuary!