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A Sea Swim in the River Tay Estuary

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Championship Stannergate
Distance 1.46 miles - Tide Assisted
Date of Swim Saturday 19th of August, 2017
Time of Swim 13:45
Entry Cost £20 (£12 if supplying own Boat & Crew
Closing Date Wednesday 19th of July, 2017
Eligibility All Welcome
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


Briefing Briefing will take place on the day at the carpark at the Stannergate at 13:15, prompt. The briefing will take place outdoors so please ensure you have appropriate warm clothing.
Start On the starters/referees instruction, swimmers should promptly access the water via the wooden steps and form a line facing down river. Start will be by loud hailer or whistle.
Course This is a point-to-point, down river swim using the flow of the river from the Stannergate to Broughty Ferry. The line is as straight as the currents and your ability permits. You MUST follow your boat at all times. This swim will be run under SASA and FINA rules.
Finish By touching the river-facing wall of the YeAABA pier (a red white finish sign will be displayed). N.B. a swimmer finishing, but missing the touch due to tidal conditions will be accorded with 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. Costumes shall be in keeping with SASA regulations.
Presentation Presentation of Awards will take place after the swim at the YeAABA clubhouse. The following Categories will be awarded:


Junior Girls Championship
Senior Ladies Championship
Junior Boys Championship
Senior Gents Championship


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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