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Copper Coast Champion of Champions 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Copper Coast Champion of Champions

Boatstrand, Co. Waterford

15 July 2017

 

                Welcome to the third Copper Coast Champion of Champions swimming event. It will be held in the picturesque location of Boatstrand, on Waterford’s Copper Coast. Proceeds from the event will be for the Boatstrand Sea Safety Centre, the white building in the right of the picture. The Champion of Champions format is a bit different from a normal event, in that it comprises of a series of three significant distance swims held on the same day. People enter each of the three swims, and the winner is the one with the fastest overall time. The course will be a 1 mile circuit, indicated by large 2m high yellow marker buoys in the bay. The entire course is visible from the pier. The three swims are:

 

  • Swim 1: 5 miles (8Km). Starts at 9am, registration begins at 8am
  • Swim 2: 3 miles (4.8Km). Starts at 1pm, registration begins at 12 noon
  • Swim 3: 1 mile (1.6 Km). Starts at 3:30pm, registration begins at 2:30 pm

 

                Apart from competing in this, to even finish this event is a challenge. It’s tough enough to  swim 9 miles in the day, but to have to get out, warm up and get back in and do it all again, twice more makes it especially tough. Apart from being a physical challenge, it is a significant mental challenge. I do expect some people will be unable to complete all three events.

 

                In an effort to provide a challenge to those who normally would not complete those kind of distances, we are allowing people to enter individual swims, rather than all three. We intend this to provide a challenge to those to come back next year and do a bit more. We will allow all swimmers to enter the 1 mile event. Entry to the 3 and 5 mile events will be by approval only. If you want to enter those, you will have to provide evidence of previous swims completed, i.e. distance covered, water temp, wetsuit yes / no etc.

In an effort to provide a challenge to those who normally would not complete those kind of distances, we are allowing people to enter individual swims, rather than all three. We intend this to provide a challenge to those to come back next year and do a bit more. We will allow all swimmers to enter the 1 mile event. Entry to the 3 and 5 mile events will be by approval only. If you want to enter those, you will have to provide evidence of previous swims completed, i.e. distance covered, water temp, wetsuit yes / no etc. DO NOT ENTER THESE UNLESS YOU GET APPROVAL

 

                Wetsuit swimmers are welcome and who knows, you may try again next year without it !

 

                This event is covered by Swim Ireland insurance and is therefore only open to paid up members of Swim Ireland or any FINA club member (for any international swimmers).

 

                Following the success of Swim Ireland special memberships last year, we have been working again with Swim Ireland in allowing our event q special membership for those wishing to enter open water events. This can be done via the Swim Ireland website. If you’re not already paid up, this is a great opportunity to do so at a reduced rate and will grant you membership until the end of the year. Special membership is available at:

http://www.swimireland.ie/clubs-membership/special-membership/

 

The following fees apply:

 

5 Mile swim €50. You must have swam at least one 6K or further this season

3 mile swim €30. You must have swam at least one 3.8K or further this season

1 mile swim €10. You must have swam at least 1Km or further this season

 

All three swims €70

Early bird offer: all three swims €50 if booked before 30th April.

 

Entry fees will be paid online. No entries / cash will be taken on the day. Seriously !

We will have the use of the Safety Centre for the day, which includes a toilet block and a wet room downstairs. This allows for some indoor changing area should the weather determine it necessary.

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