Triple Crown 7.8k
One swim not enough? Do all three! For those of you who relish a challenge we are introducing the Triple Crown, all three swims for a total of 7.8km.
CHECK-INS & START TIMES
All swimmers will need to present themselves to the check-in before their swim to confirm attendance and to complete the essential course and safety briefings. For safety reasons, swimmers doing the Triple Crown will need to check-in with each swim to confirm they are continuing.
Bri Tri Palace to Paddle 2.5K
The check-in and start point for the 2.5km swim is on the beach in front of the Brighton Zip on Madeira Drive (BN2 1TB) which is approximately 50m to the east of Brighton Palace Pier.
5:30am: Check-in opens
6:30am: Check-in closes
6:45am: Briefing starts
7:00am: Swim starts
SwimTrek Swim Round the Pier 1.5K
The check-in and start point for the 1.5km swim is at the Paddle Village on Hove Lawns (BN3 2PE).
7:30am: Check-in opens
9:00am: Check-in closes
9:15am: Briefing starts
9:30am: Swim starts
Sea Lanes Challenge 3.8K
The check-in and start point for the 3.8km swim is at the Paddle Village on Hove Lawns (BN3 2PE).
10:30am: Check-in opens
11:30am: Check-in closes
11:45am: Briefing starts
12:00pm: Swim starts
The safety briefings for each event will be on the beach in the start pen. Please be ready to swim at this time, wetsuits on (if you're using one), all equipment stowed and ready to get in the water.
Detailed joining instructions will be e-mailed to swimmers one week before the event.
Sunday’s contingency check-in and swim times are the same.
Check Out the Other Swims.
The water temperature in the sea at Brighton in July can range between 14-16°C, which will add to the challenge of this event. As for the air temperature for this time of year, you can expect 18-22°C.
There will be both wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories for both males and females. However, should the sea temperature be deemed unsuitably cold, we will require all competitors to wear a wetsuit.
Open Women Nonwetsuit: Any woman over the age of 16 not wearing a wetsuit
Open Women Wetsuited: Any woman over the age of 16 wearing a wetsuit
Open Men Nonwetsuited: Any man over the age of 16 not wearing a wetsuit
Open Men Wetsuited: Any man over the age of 16 wearing a wetsuit
There will be a bag drop at the registration point on the beach. Bags will be transported from here to the finish at Sea Lanes on Madeira Drive.
We recommend a pair of flip-flops to wear onto the beach. These will be bundled up and returned to the swim finish at Sea lanes for you to pick up at the end of your swim. Any items not reclaimed by the end of the swim will be taken to the Information Desk in Paddle Village.
All valuables are left at your own risk. Brighton Tri Club cannot accept any liability for lost or damaged items.
SWIM FOR CHARITY
Whilst £12.50 from every entry already goes to support the Paddle Round the Pier charity, why not consider sponsorship for your swim and raise some extra money. Every little bit helps, and each £5 raised and handed in at the main Paddle Registration will be rewarded with a raffle ticket; there are loads of cool prizes to be won.
There will be a cut-off time for the completion of each swim. These are dependent on weather and tide conditions on the day and will be informed during the briefing. If you are unable to reach the finish line in this time, you will be picked up by a support boat.
All safety decisions made on the water by the safety crew must be respected by all swimmers without question. If you disagree with any decision, please save the discussion until everyone is on dry land.
Paddle Round the Pier, Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, and Brighton Tri Club reserve the right to change/substitute/shorten the course in the event of bad weather. This is to ensure the event runs safely. If the Saturday event is cancelled, there is a backup event scheduled for the Sunday. If both events are cancelled, Brighton Tri Club will provide an automatic 50% refund of entry fees. Refunds are not possible in other circumstances. Significant costs are incurred prior to the event, and it's the nature of an event taking place in the sea that a complete cancellation is possible. As the swim is a non commercial event staffed entirely by volunteers, underwriting a 100% refund would make it impossible to put the event on. We hope swimmers understand, and we hope never to need a cancellation policy.
Substitutions and switches between swims can be made via the entry system up to 9pm on Friday 28th June. There is an additional £10 processing fee for each substitution. Substitutions on the day are prohibited for safety reasons. Swimmers who wish to switch to a longer distance will also have to pay the difference in cost between the distances.
Terms & Conditions
By entering this event you explicitly agree that you understand that while the event will provide safety cover and support, Brighton Tri Club and Paddle Round the Pier do not take responsibility for your safety and well-being in the water; you hold that responsibility at all times. Please do not swim if you are feeling unwell or under-par on the day of the event.