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27th Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swim

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Harrington Sound Harrington SoundBermuda  FL 08
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Harrington Sound Harrington SoundBermuda  FL 08

About This Activity

The 27th Annual Bermuda Round the Sound Swims

Sunday October 8, 2017

10K, 8K, 4K, 2K, 0.8K

Presented by:  Aqua Moon Adventures, Dolphin Swim Team of Bermuda, Bermuda Open Water Swimmers (B.O.W.S.) and the Bermuda Department of Tourism. An overseas territory of the UK Bermuda boasts 75 miles of dramatic coastline. Rich in history it lies in an astoundingly beautiful stretch of the Atlantic a mere 650 miles east of North Carolina. Flights from New York and other eastern US cities reach Bermuda’s shores in less than two hours. The open water swimming events take place in beautiful Harrington Sound. Bermuda’s water temperature in October averages 78.

Since inception the Round the Sound Swim has raised over $350,000 for local Bermuda charities, as well as provided a great reason to swim in Bermuda. Come for the swim – and enjoy all Bermuda has to offer:

- horseback riding on the beaches

- diving the shipwrecks for treasure

- snorkeling/swimming over beautiful reefs

- golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

- you can wear Bermuda shorts and fit in

- enjoy a Rum Swizzle at the Swizzle Inn

- world class shopping & restaurants

- cross the world's smallest drawbridge (a foot long!)

- the post-race karaoke and social

- swim inside a cave/grotto at The Grotto Bay Beach Resort

- enjoy another Rum Swizzle

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL - The Grotto Bay Beach Resort:

We are pleased to announce that the Grotto Bay Beach Resort will be the official event resort. Grotto Bay has offered a discounted event rate for those coming to the Round the Sound Swim. The number of discounted rooms is limited - please reserve ASAP. To receive this special rate mention that you are with the: Round the Sound Swim Group.

If calling from the United States or Canada call toll free 1.855.447.6886, all other destinations  1.441.293.8333. Ask for extension 1906 or 1960.

Website: http://www.grottobay.com/

Complimentary group transportation to the swim event and other optional group swims will be provided to those swimmers staying at Grotto Bay.

Grotto Bay is a short five minute taxi ride from The Bermuda International Airport.

Event details and schedule

ALL off island participants must register with Aqua Moon Adventures

QUESTIONS:  All event questions should be directed to the Producer & Overseas Event Director:

Randy Nutt

Aqua Moon Adventures

1020 Elmwood Street #2

Orlando, Florida 32801


Email:     Info at RandyNutt dot com

Distances offered: 10K 7.25K 4K 2K and 0.8K


Junior 12 and under

Teen 13-19 years

Open 20-39 years

Masters 40 -59 years

Senior 60+ years


NOTE: Timeline is an estimate and subject to change -updates will be posted here or beginning the week of the swim in the front lobby of the Grotto Bay Beach Resort:

Thursday, October 5, 2017:

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Optional Grotto Bay’s “Welcome to Bermuda Rum Swizzle and Snack Social.”  Meet the swimmers on the front patio and enjoy complimentary cocktails and snacks.

Friday, October 6, 2017:

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Optional sunrise stretching & yoga. Bring a towel and gather on the beach at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

10:00 -12 Noon Optional group swim –location TBD. Meet outside the front lobby of The Grotto Bay Beach Resort at 9:50 AM for round trip bus transportation. Depending on location drinks and snacks may be available so bring cash if you would like them.

Saturday, October 7, 2017:

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Optional sunrise stretching & yoga. Bring a towel and gather on the beach at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort.

10:00-2:00 p.m. Group swim and social from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at GOMBEYS at Clearwater Beach. Then from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. we will hold our Mandatory Pre Event Briefing at GOMBEYS at Clearwater Beach.  Event t-shirts and goodie bags will be distributed and the event course, timeline, rules, and questions will be answered at this meeting. For round trip transportation meet outside the front lobby of The Grotto Bay Beach Resort at 9:50 a.m.. Drinks and snacks available so bring cash. Busses will return to Grotto Bay around 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.Pasta Dinner at the Grotto Bay beach Resort (headquarters hotel)

Sunday October 8, 2017:

Bus transportation will be provided to the race start from Grotto Bay per the schedule below. Please be in the lobby area at least 15 minutes before your bus is scheduled to depart Grotto Bay.

10:00 a.m.    Events begin in a staggered fashion per schedule below.

2:30 p.m.      (approximately) Awards ceremony at beach/finish dock.

3:30 p.m.      (approximately) Bus transportation provided back to Grotto Bay Beach


Evening celebration and social:  A post race tradition! We will gather at THE SWIZZLE INN next to Grotto Bay. The time will be announced at the awards ceremony.                         








Event     Bus departs Grotto Bay     Race Start Location         Race Start Time

10K        8:45 a.m.                            Aquarium                          10:00 a.m.

7.25K     9:45 a.m.                            Radnor Estate Rd.*           10:45 a.m.

       *NOT Radnor Rd.

4K         10:45 a.m.                           Shark Hole                            11:45 a.m.

2K         11:15 a.m.**                       Turtle Island                       12:15 p.m.

.8K        11:15 a.m.**                       Harrington Sound School    12:45 p.m.

**Spectators on last bus will be dropped off at the finish line.

 Additional Important information:

*For travel to Bermuda, you must have a current/valid passport. It is your responsibility to meet all entrance and departure requirements. Please check with the airlines and your government for additional requirements.

*It is your responsibility to attend the mandatory pre-race check in and all scheduled meetings as important event information and potential changes will be discussed.

*Due to the nature and complexity of this event no refunds will be given for any reason including event cancellation. The race director(s) reserve the right to modify any and all information relating to this event at any time. As a condition of participation in this event all participants will be required to sign a Waiver/Release of Liability and also an event authorization form at the mandatory check in.

Bermuda Round the Sound FAQ’s:

Q: Do I need a support boat?

A: No. safety craft are monitoring the course.

Q: Are there water stops along the swim course?

A: Yes, there are several water stops along the course.

Q: How will I navigate during the swim?

A: The course will be marked. In addition you will receive information on the course during the pre-race meeting.

Q: Are wetsuits allowed?

A: No. The water temperature has averaged 78 degrees the past several years in Bermuda in October.

Q Do I need to rent a car while in Bermuda?

A: Cars are not available to rent in Bermuda. The two best options for travel while on island are by bus or taxi. The bus system is wonderful, clean, and on time! You can purchase transportation passes for the days in your stay directly from your hotel. Another option is moped/scooter rental. Transportation is provided for the participants from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort to the group swims Friday and Saturday morning, the pre-race meeting, and to the event on Sunday.

Q: Are there socials planned?

A: This is an Aqua Moon Adventures event which means while on island it is one big social. Sunday evening after the event we will socialize at the Swizzle Inn which is next door to the headquarters hotel: The Grotto Bay Beach Resort.





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