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A Sea Swim in the River Tay Estuary

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Championship Kirkton of Balmerino
Distance 8 miles - Tide Assisted
Date of Swim Saturday 10th of June, 2017
Time of Swim 16:30
Entry Cost £35 (£19 if supplying own Boat & Crew
Closing Date Wednesday 10th May, 2017
Eligibility First & Second Claim Club Members
Age Groups

Junior - 13 to 16 years in year of swim.

Senior - 17 years and over in year of swim.

Tide Ebbing
Stroke(s) Freestyle/Breaststroke


Briefing Briefing will take place on the day on the beach at the Balmerino start area at 16:00, prompt. The briefing will take place outdoors so please ensure you have warm clothing.
Start On the starters/referees instruction, swimmers should promptly access the water from the private slipway and form a line facing downriver. Start will by by loud hailer or whistle.
Course During your swim you will head for the five or six span of the rail bridge from the south side of the river and through the third or fourth span of the road bridge from the port navigation span, that is the span that is marked with green light. Always follow your boat. This swim will be run under YeAABA Club Championship rules. Please note this swim has a time limit of two and a half hours after that time you will be taken from the water as the tide is on the ebb and rescue crafts will be withdrawn.
Finish By touching the South West corner of the YEAABA pier. There will be a red and white finish sign draped on the south-west side of the harbour wall. N.B. A swimmer finishing, but missing the "touch" due to tidal conditions will be accorded a certificate but no official time or place in the race.
Costumes Only traditional (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) swimming costumes/trunks will be permitted. NO WETSUITS, NO BODYSUITS. Two swimming caps may be worn.
Presentation Presentation of Awards will take place after the swim at the YeAABA clubhouse. The following Categories will be awarded:


Junior Girls Championship
Catchment Tay Ltd. Cup
Senior Ladies Championship
Douglas M. High Esq. Cup
Senior Ladies Breaststroke
John James Trophy
Junior Boys Championship
Scottish Water Solutions Cup
Senior Gents Championship
Mrs Agnes Palin Cup
Senior Gents Breaststroke
John James Trophy


In addition to the annual awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category will be awarded a unique
‘Ian D. McIntosh’ medal in Gold, Silver or Bronze. All finishers will receive a personalized certificate.



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