RNLI Castle 2 Castle Open Water Swim 2017
Sunday, 4 June 2017 from 10:30 to 17:00 (BST)
The Castle 2 Castle Swim is an iconic one mile open water sea swim across the Carrick Roads. It starts at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth and finishes at St Mawes Castle on the Roseland Peninsula.
This year Falmouth Lifeboat Station celebrates 150 years of saving lives at sea and we have launched an appeal to raise £100,000 for essential building works at the lifeboat station in preparation for a new inshore lifeboat. All money raised will go towards the Falmouth Appeal.
This popular event is strictly limited to 450 swimmers and is open to anyone over the age of 14. Please note, participants should be intermediate or experienced open water swimmers.
Registration for the swim is £20 and we ask everyone to pledge to raise £50 through sponsorship.
The swim is an absolutely fantastic event largely run by volunteers, without whom it wouldn’t be possible. It promises to be great fun with a fantastic atmosphere, so do come along and get involved.
If swimming isn't your thing but you would still like to be involved, please get in touch as there are many volunteering opportunities available on the day.
Please read our Terms and Conditions, as well as the event specific terms and conditions below. You will need to agree to these as part of the sign up process.
- You must be at least 14 years of age on the day of the event to enter.
- You will provide and wear your own wetsuit at the event. No swimmer will be allowed in the water without a wetsuit on. We recommend wearing a swim-specific wetsuit, which will provide extra buoyancy and warmth
- You must be able to swim at least one mile in open water conditions.
You must attend the safety briefing before the start of the swim.