The Big South East Swim and Aquathlon is back and will now take place on Sunday the 20th September 2020
Race update 21/09/2020
Thank you all for taking part yesterday. It looked like you all had a great time. I have started on the results and they should be on line this evening.
I started last night but i was tied and did not want to make any mistakes.
All being good we will be back again next year and we may run two events. Early June and late July.
I will send out an e-mail as soon as they have been done.
Thank you for entering the Big South East swim.
The water was 19 degrees tonight
We cant make you but we would sooner you all wear a wet suit. If you don’t can you pleas use a tow float
Can you please print off this form and bring it along Tuesday evening FORM TO PRINT
I will also bring some along in case you forget.
The race limit is 60 due to water safety.
Registration will open at 8.00am and we will start at 9.00am.
We will toilets on site and they are about 200m away next to the security office.
Parking will still be in the Sainsbury’s Staff car park. Please car share if you can. Address is Rennie Drive, Dartford DA1 5FD
Registration will be in front of the Van.
There will be a short race brief before you enter the water to go over water safety on the PA as you are getting ready.
There will be 3 kit lines be laid out in rows No 1 to 60.
Each number will be 2 meters apart. Go to your number so set up.
Due to covid19 there will not be a changing tent.
We are not aloud to give out water on the run and at the finish due to Covid19
The race will now be run a time trial one swimmer starting every 10 seconds.
Sorry we are not able to help you in and out of the water.
We are trying not to take entries on the day to keep it safer. So if you can please. Enter on line
To take part in this event you must have swam open water before and you must wear a swimming wet suit. You will be asked to sign a race waver form before the race to confirm this.
I will try and sort out the results on the day but as its a time trial it may not be possible.
Please keep 2 meters apart at all times.
We hope you enjoy the swim.
Entries are now open for the
2020 Big South East Swim and Aquathon
Due to the size of the 2019 race we will be having 2 waves in 2020.
The first wave will be at 9am for the 1k, 2k, 10k swim and Aquathons.
The Second wave will be at 9.30am for the 4k, 5k.
Due to the size of the lake each lap is 1k
We will have full water safety cover in the lake
We do ask that you must have done open water swimming before and you must use a swimming wet suit.
There will also be a feed station for the 10k swim.
Weather in Dartford
It finally happened – We are now on Instagram. Please follow us @bridgeeventsdartford.
2019 Big South Swim
Thank you all for taking part in this years race. If you did not receive your Trophy on the day for winning your event can you please let me know. Its become a bit confusing who we have given them out to.
Parking will be in the Crosswater car park.
Full address is Lake View House, Rennie Dr, Dartford DA1 5FU. Please park in the parking bays and take any rubbish home with you.
Registration will open at 7.30am and we will start at 9am for the first wave. The second wave will start at 9.30am.
There will be a changing tent to the right of registration.
All competitors will receive an event t-shirt.
There are 6 different events going on at the same time.
There will be a short race brief before we start at 8.40am for the first wave and again at 9.10 for the second wave.
Everyone will be going off at the same wave so if you are a slower swimmer don’t go to the front. There will be water safety in the lake looking after you.
There will be free soft drinks and snacks at the finish.
There are toilets on site about 400m from registration.
There will be trophies for all age group winners but as this is only a small event there will not be a 2nd or 3rd place trophy in all the races.
Results are below
Click here for the 2020 Results
Click here for the 2018 Results
Click here for the 2017 Results
Click here for the 2016 Results
Click here for the 2015 Results
We are holding the Midnight Marathon the day before on the 15th so we have moved the start time back to 10am . The swim is held in one of the cleanest Lakes in the south of England
Come and swim in one of the cleanest lakes in the UK.
Sorry but you will need to have done open water swimming before you can take part in this event. You will also need to wear a bright swimming cap.
If you feel unwell before the event please don’t race.
Due to safety issues all 2018 races will be wet suit swims only. You can only use an official swimming wetsuit not a Surfing or Diving wetsuit If the water goes over 23 degrees we will cancel the event.
To date the water has never gone over 23 degrees.
If you have any questions about the swimming race or Aquathon please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Swimming is forbidden in the lakes on The Bridge at any time other than for events or during authorised Open Water Swim training sessions. Any person found swimming in the lakes on The Bridge is committing an act of Trespass, will be asked to leave and will be barred from site and disqualified from all future events at The Bridge.