Back by popular demand, the Mid Sussex Tri Club is holding its annual 5-3-1km swim at the Ardingly Reservoir on Saturday 17th August 2019 in aid of the Laurens Silver Swimmer Charity.
This is a great opportunity for you to try your hand at a longer distance. The timings are also organised so that you can swim more than one of the distances if you want - in previous years some swimmers have signed for a whole 9km. The aim is to make this a fun and sociable afternoon.
The club has 60 guaranteed entry places which are open initially to members of the Mid Sussex Tri Club, although if spaces are available then we'd like to invite guests from iSwim to join us for the day.
- 5 km, Starting at 13:00
- 3 km, Starting at 15:15
- 1 km, Starting at 17:00
We really need some volunteers to help us run this event. Without your help the event will simply not be able to take place so please offer a few hours of your time if at all possible. We currently need:
- Canoeists (x5)
- Land based spotters (x3)
- Feed Marshal (x1)
- Swimmer counters (x2)
- Registration (x2)
We welcome people who are willing to help out for a specific period rather than for the whole afternoon - it's possible to both swim and volunteer! Family and friends are also welcome as volunteers. Full briefings will be given to all who help out. Please email Debbie Ware if you can help.
A safety boat, together with a number of canoes will be on the water in and around the swim course, together with land-based spotters/counters. The normal safety rules for swimming at the reservoir apply. These are set out in club's Open water Swimming Policy for Ardingly Reservoir.
Please make sure that you have read this policy, together with the risk assessment for the session and the emergency action plan. Note that suitable wetsuits are compulsory. Swim caps will be issued at registration. The water temperature will be measured just prior to the session to ensure that it is within the temperature guidance set by the BTF and the ASA about open water swimming.
All members/participants are encouraged to be members of one of the home triathlon associations and/or to have their own insurance cover.
The Laurens Silver Swimmer Charity is a local charity that seeks to provide money for children with life long disability who require aquatic therapy. The charity commemorates the life of a wonderful little girl who loved swimming in her all too short life.