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Wild Dart Swim and Aquathlon

Riverside Cafe, Totnes, United Kingdom


Saturday 26th June 2021
at 08:30 (UTC +00:00) Europe/Lisbon

End: Saturday 26th June 2021
at 12:30 (UTC +00:00) Europe/Lisbon

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About the event

The sixth Wild Dart Swim takes place on Saturday June 26th  and includes a new #GoWithTheFlow 5k swim in one direction to Ashprington Point.

This year, we have changed the format, so that swimmers will be swimming with the tide for the 5k, the whole way and getting out at Ashprington Point Field. As with previous years, you can enter the 2.5k or 5k swim, as well as a 7k and 15k aquathlon. This year, we will be making the 2k  Go Tri event. The latter includes a 400 swim in the Dart ona slack tide and  is suitable for children aged 15-years old and over.

You can also enter our 7k or 15k aquathlons ,which are now in their third year. 

There is something for swimmers, runners and triathletes of all levels.

2.5k & 5k swim (Starts Approximately 11.40pm and 11.55pm respectively in two waves)

The 5k swim covers a #GoWithTheFlow, one way only swim from Totnes to Ashprington Point Field, starting and finishing near the Dart-Totnes Rowing Club on Steamer Quay. The 2.5k swimmers start at the same place in separate waves (according to your predicted finishing time) but exit at Sharpham. Aquathloners will also exit at Sharpham, then move to a nearby transition area, before running the three miles back to the rowing club, following the cycle path above the Dart.Swimming alongside the tow path and the reed beds, which line the Sharpham side of the river and the rolling hills on the left, which wind along towards Stoke Gabriel. You will take your first snake bend here, as the river takes a turn towards Sharpham.You will know you’re approaching the half way buoy when you can catch sight of a small pontoon on your right, which is Sharpham’s North Quay. 5k swimmers continue round the bend to Ashprington Point. 

7k Aquathlon  (Starts approximately 11.40am)The 7k aquathlon includes the 2.5k swim and a hilly 4.5k run through the picturesque vineyards at Sharpham and along the cycle track from Sharpham House to Moat Hill, turning left at The Steam Packet, before crossing the bridge to Bridgetown and turning right in to Steamer Quay and the rowing club. The course suits road shoes. All normal swim run kit will be permitted, except for tow floats. Swimmers will be permitted to swim in their running shoes.15k Aquathlon  (starts approximately 11.40am)

The 15k aquathlon takes runners up the hill from Sharpham House and down the road through Ashprington towards Bow Bridge before runners follow the Harbourne River to Beanleigh cross and back to Sharpham and then Totnes via the bicycle tracks.All normal swim run kit will be permitted, except for tow floats. Swimmers will be permitted to swim in their running shoes.Go tri (starts approximately 10.30am)The sprint aquathlon will precede all the other events and includes a 500 swim along the River Dart parallel to the walkway, until it reaches its end and the swimmers get out and transition before running a short 1 mile loop around Steamer Quay.All normal swim run kit will be permitted, including tow floats. Swimmers will be permitted to swim in their running shoes.

How will it work?

Registration, Post Swim and KitRegistration will open at 9.00am at the Riverside Cafe in Steamer Quay TQ9 5YS and all swimmers will be able to collect their swim envelopes containing a wristband, timing chip and swim cap. We will walk you down to the start next to the rowing club.All participants will be able to leave their kit at the start in an attended area at the rowing club. This year we will also encourage supporters to be on standby ready with warm garments.For those of you who have built up an appetite, the Riverside Cafe will prepare food for you, either vegetarian or non vegetarian.What's Included:Chip timing branded swim caps, full water safety coverage, prizes for all categories where sufficient numbers allow). Camping is available at Dartington and Ashprington Point.


Riverside Cafe, Totnes, United Kingdom, TQ9 5YS


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