CORRYVRECKAN

CORRYVRECKAN

SATURDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
SUNDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

Another first for us this year, as we head to Corryvreckan for 2 swims in September - we have space for 10 swimmers each day and they're filling fast! Swims will take place just off the southern shore of Scarba, on the Gulf of Corryvreckan where, on flood and ebb tides, the sea is transformed into a raging whirlpool. Participants swim across the Gulf from Jura to Scarba at slack water when the whirlpool is dormant, aiming towards the imposing 400-foot cliffs of Scarba. .

ABOUT THE SWIM


Please note you will not be able to register for this swim online. If you're interested in finding out more, please contact us. This is definetily not a swim for beginners and we need to check that participants are capable of completing the swim.

Swim Requirement, Distance and Time

• Experience of open water swimming in challenging sea conditions is essential plus a minimum open water swimming speed of 25 min/km

• The trip will include a compulsory acclimatisation swim to select groupings. You will be required to swim in one of two groups: fast or slow.

• Point to point across the gulf is 1.5km but some swimmers have covered double that distance when caught by tide.

Group Size and Boat Support

This trip has a maximum group size of ten participants for each swim. This group will be split into a maximum of two groups, based on speed, with each group being accompanied by their own safety vessel/escort.

GET INVOLVED


From kayakers to soup-makers, our events are run by a (very!) small army of dedicated volunteers, who offer their time and expertise to keep everybody safe and happy during the swim. We are always looking for help, and if you would like to join the team (even if it's for just one event), please contact Alex at alex@highlandopenwaterswim.com Volunteers receive no payment, but can get as many cups of coffee as they want! We are grateful for any help, as these events would not happen without your support.

SOMETHING WE MISSED?


If you still have any questions, please contact Alex on alex@highlandopnewaterswim.com and we'll reply as soon as we can. You can also keep in touch via our Facebook page or sign up for our mailing list.

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