Bantham Swoosh 2017

Bantham Swoosh 2017

By Talyn Williams

Another weekend and another fun-packed event for Alpkit. With the van loaded up with Swoosh towels, we couldn’t wait to get down to the cosy little village of Bantham, Devon to join the Outdoor Swimming Society for the 6km swim down the estuary. There were two swims scheduled; one at dawn and another at dusk. The retreating tide creates a ‘swoosh’ where the river narrows towards the finish line, meaning swimmers are catapulted along at up to four times their usual speed. We had the chance to jump in and try it out for ourselves and can confirm that it’s great fun (wetsuit recommended)!

It was a little windy, but the Alpkit gazebo managed to stay grounded

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