- Sunday 5th January 2014 11:00 - 14:00 at Sandford Parks Lido
Brass Monkey swim
Sunday 5th January 2014
A tough sporting challenge at Sandford Parks Lido only for the most hardy of swimmers. This is a swimming race over two distances 500m (10 lengths) and 1km (20 lengths). The water of the main pool will be filtered, circulated and chemically dosed but the temperature will be extremely cold. It is mandatory that all competitors must wear a winter wetsuit and silicon hat for this event with boots and gloves a suggested addition. It is recommended that only seasoned experienced winter swimmers who are acclimatised to swimming in very cold water take part. The event will be cancelled if the pool is iced over and entry fees refunded.
We are very pleased with how this new event ran and hope that the 14 hardy competitors who took part 'enjoyed' the experience.
The male and female winners of the 500m race were Matt Boon and Helen Hanks. The male and female winners of the 1km race were Richard Searle and Kim Owen. Full results can be found below.
A selection of photographs of the 2013 event can be viewed on our gallery page at www.sandfordparkslido.org.uk/g19-brass-monkey-swim-2013.html
Entry form below or you can enter online via Entry Central at www.entrycentral.com/brassmonkeyswim
The event is run for the benefit of Sandford Lido Ltd (charity #1052203).