Posts Tagged ‘swimming’

Bantham ‘Swoosh’ event in the estuary – take note, please, boat owners!

We wanted to once again notify you of the Swoosh swimming event which will be taking place on Saturday 6th July 2019 with swimmers entering the water at Aveton Gifford from 9.20am and exiting at Bantham Beach by 12.05pm.
We are once again working very closely with Aveton Gifford Parish Council and the Bantham Estate on the event. We’ll be having another 6 swimmers fundraising again this year for the Aveton Gifford Community Swimming Pool.
If you’d like any further information about the event please let me know.
Many thanks
Abi

Abi Moores (née Edgar)
The Outdoor Swimming Society
Tel. 07859 970709

AVON ESTUARY WATER QUALITY

Click on the following link for an updated message about the estuary’s water quality, biosecurity, etc.

Water quality – November 2018e

WILD SWIMMING DANGERS

The Devon Avon is becoming increasingly popular for outdoor or ‘wild’ swimming but many swimmers seem oblivious to the dangers posed by their poor visibility to power boat owners, in particular.  If you are wearing a dark wet suit, you will be almost invisible to boat users down at water level, especially if the water is choppy.  Please consider your personal safety when swimming in open water that is used for other recreational activities.   Although organised events such as the Bantham ‘Swoosh’ are well organised and supervised from a safety viewpoint, wild swimming websites generally offer extensive personal safety advice (see, for example, http://www.wildswimming.co.uk/health-safety/ ) with surprisingly little mention made of the need to make yourself visible by wearing brightly coloured headgear, for example.

Swimmers personal safety is their own responsibility.