The Outdoor Swimming Society Events 2020

By Alpkit

We're proud to announce that we'll be supporting the Outdoor Swimming Society again this year for four open water swimming events

We love wild swimming - almost as much as we love working with the Outdoor Swimming Society. We've collaborated on some fantastic events with them over the years, sponsored films and Swim Champs, and they've even helped us with our wetsuit and swimwear designs (coming soon!).

With the new Bantham Boomerang added to their program, there are four OSS events this year from July through to September - the water will be positively warm! Erm, maybe not...

We're going to be pretty busy with the Big Shakeout Festival again this year but we're hoping to make it in person to as many of the OSS events as we can - we'll be announcing more details closer to the time.

For detailed information about the events and to buy tickets, head over to the Outdoor Swimming Society's events page, but here's a brief flavour of what's on offer:

Update: The first three events are completely sold out (although keep an eye out for ticket transfers) but we've been reliably informed that there are still a few tickets left for the Hurly Burly on 19th September.

Bantham Boomerang - 3rd July 2020

A new event this year - the Bantham Boomerang is a 7 to 10km swim on the Avon Estuary in Devon, taking place on a Friday afternoon, with a BBQ afterwards.

Sunrise Swoosh - 4th July 2020

A 6km swim down the River Avon in Devon. Among the things that make it special is the fact the estuary you will swim in is both shallow and sandy bottomed so the water is clear rather than muddy.

Dart 10K - 5th & 6th September 2020

A popular event, the Dart 10K is not a race but a journey punctuated by landmarks such as the Cormorant Tree, the white rock, Sharpham boathouse and Bow Creek. Swimmers of all availabilities are welcome.

Hurly Burly - 19th September 2020

Set in North Wales on the edge of Snowdonia, this 10K swim starts on the sandy beach of Barmouth, and takes swimmers underneath Barmouth Bridge, a mile and a half wide iconic railway bridge.

You can either do the 10Km swim or choose to do the Run-Swim, where run-swimmers will run from Penmaenpool to Barmouth, take a break and then join the main swimming event. The swim and run ends at Penmaenpool, with some hot food, fire pits and hot tubs.

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