Timings will be
notified nearer the date, and 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: 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. Opening times for registration
will be advised nearer the date.
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, attendance
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!
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!