Swim 6 Pairs
Swim 6 Pair
This in-person event is held at Race Hub in Leicestershire. As a pair swim in a relay as much as you can in 6 hours in our beautiful open water swimming lake. The event is chip timed and our safety crew will be on duty for the duration. The swim route will be a 550-650m lap of our circular lake.
You will swim as a relay team of two; only one member of your pair is allowed in the water at any time. As a pair, you can be in the water for as much or as little of the 6 hours as you like. There is no time or distance requirement for either team member, you can manage the time in the water by each swimmer as you wish. Each team member must complete a minimum of 1 lap of the swim route. There is no requirement to have a swimmer in the water at all times - having both swimmers out of the water at the same time is permitted.
Timing points will be in the water (so you won't need to exit to time your laps). Results will be based on distance swam over the 6 hours. You will be able to view your results throughout the event.
An event swim cap will be issued at the event and this must be worn at all times whilst in the water.
Minimum age for the Pairs category is 16 years. (for Solos 16 years, for teams 10 years).
All entrants who compete in the event will receive a commemorative challenge coin, floating display frame, woven badge and completion certificate which will be collected at the event. There is an optional event t-shirt for purchase (purchase either as part of your online entry or separately here by 1st August).
There will be prizes for category winners.
The event is self supported; you will be responsible for your nutrition and equipment throughout the event. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink supplies and there is an onsite cafe serving food and drink throughout the event.
Toilet and shower facilities are also on site along with free parking.
We plan that spectators will be allowed to attend the event but please check for up to date information before the event as we may need to manage spectator numbers in line with the government guidelines at the time. This information will be shared by email with competitors and on our social media in advance. As a minimum all solo entrants will be allowed one person as support crew.
We will ensure that the event takes place within the guidelines in effect at the time of the event. Currently, the roadmap indicates that there will be minimal restrictions, if any, at this time. However we will issue more details closer to the event, taking into account any changes to the rules. This may effect if/how many spectators are allowed to attend. As a venue we have operated successfully within the Covid guidelines throughout the pandemic and will ensure any and all guidelines are fully adhered to in order to make the event as safe as possible.
Any competitors who develop Covid-19 symptoms within 10 days of the event or who have to isolate are not to attend. In this case, your entry will be transferred to the 2022 Swim 6, to another event at Race Hub or added as swim/store credit if preferred. However if we have a waitlist and can resell your place, we will offer a refund minus booking fees.
Terms and Conditions
Please see our full terms here.
Some key points:
Refunds: within 14 days of purchase - full refund minus booking fees of 5%. Up to 1 month before the event 50% refund. Within 1 month of the event - no refund. No deferrals
Entry is non transferable without prior consent of the event organisers.
Lost timing chips will be charged to the competitor.
T-shirt must be ordered by 1st June.
IMPORTANT - this challenge should only be attempted by those completely confident that they are fit and well enough for the challenge requirements and have suitable equipment and support. We advise you get a medical check before starting the challenge. Please ensure that you are aware of the risks and challenges of swimming in open water for this length of time and take all necessary precautions to make sure you are safe whilst doing this activity. You must observe any local, national or venue specific rules and regulations during your activity. Please ensure that you follow safe swim practices and have a plan in place for support and safety. All swimming for this challenge is at your own risk.
Solo, Pair, Team of 4
Pairs Entry Form